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Consumer Reports is out with its annual rankings of the nation's supermarkets, based on how its readers gauge their service levels, prices, cleanliness and perishables quality.

Wegmans tops the list, followed by Trader Joe's, Publix, Costco, Sprouts Farmers Market, Market Basket, Raley's, Fareway, Stater Bros. and Winco.

At the bottom of the list: Walmart.

You can read the entire list by cutting and pasting the following URL into your browser (the hot link does not seem to work, for reasons that escape me):
KC's View:
I've always been a little skeptical about this list, because so many of the companies on it are regional in nature. Most people in the east for example, have no idea what a WinCo is, just as people in the west aren't familiar with Wegmans. I'm sure that all the rankings are weighted to account for regional differences, but I think rating supermarkets is a lot harder than rating cars, airlines or refrigerators.