The top grocery store in the United States can be found in Texas, according to a new report.
In past years, grocery chain Trader Joe’s has been in the top spot, but this year Texas-based H-E-B came out in first place.
According to 24/7 Wall Street, H-E-B only has U.S. locations in Texas, but it also has stores in northeastern Mexico. The website reported that in 2018, the grocery store made almost $22 billion in sales.
"One of the most important findings is that leading traditional regional grocers are experiencing a resurgence in customer preference, by winning with relevance and convenience,” Jose Gomes, President of North America for dunnhumby said in a statement.
“If they can compete on price and quality -- the value core for grocers -- they are especially well-positioned to fend off the growing threat of non-traditional players,” Gomes added. “This also leaves them better insulated against an economic downturn. In the end, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to winning in this market, and retailers with Customer First strategies are most likely to fare best."
For its findings, dunnhumby surveyed 7,000 households in the U.S. and asked them about the 60 largest grocery retailers.
Here are the top 14 grocery stores in the U.S., according to dunnhumby:
13. Sprouts Farmers Market
12. Fresh Thyme
11. WinCo Foods
8. Sam’s Club
5. Wegmans Food Markets
4. Market Basket
2. Trader Joe’s