The rankings, which analyzed some of the top supermarket chains in the U.S., were chosen by popular vote after a panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees.
Founded in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Fresh Market has been around since 1982. The supermarket chain is known for its farmer’s market atmosphere that has evolved over time. Today, the grocery retailer has 159 stores in 22 states.
"Out of the hundreds of supermarkets in America, we are thrilled to be voted number one," Jason Potter, president and CEO of The Fresh Market, said in a statement. "Over the last year, we have immersed ourselves in achieving our goal of becoming one of America's Most Loved Brands and this award proves that customers are recognizing our improvements and we greatly appreciate their business and support."
USA Today ranked the top 10 best supermarkets in the U.S., with many regional chains making the list.
Here is the top 10 list from USA Today:
- The Fresh Market
- Market Basket
- Stew Leonard's
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Wegmans Food Markets
- Trader Joe's