PINECREST, FL - OCTOBER 18: Dawn Moreno shops for yogurt as she enjoys the grand opening of a Trader Joe's on October 18, 2013 in Pinecrest, Florida. Trader Joe's opened its first store in South Florida where shoppers can now take advantage of the California grocery chains low-cost wines and unique items not found in other stores. About 80 percent of what they sell is under the Trader Joe's private label. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Here’s who was chosen as the top U.S. grocery stores

Regional supermarket chain H-E-B was named America’s top grocery store, beating out Trader Joe’s, according to a survey from data science firm dunnhumby.

The San Antonio-based grocer, which operates more than 400 stores in Texas and Mexico, topped dunnhumby’s third annual Retailer Preference Index for U.S. grocery stores. The survey’s top slot had previously been held by Trader Joe’s for the last two years.

Trader Joe’s has a location in the Town & Country Shopping Center at 328 E. Stroop Road, Kettering.

The London-based dunnhumby surveyed 7,000 households across America to name the top 14 grocers in the U.S. based on seven metrics: price, quality, digital, operations, convenience, discounts or rewards and speed.

“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 American for dunnhumby, said Wednesday in a news release. “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.”

According to dunnhumby, the other grocers that made it into the top 14 in its survey were:

2. Trader Joe's

3. Amazon

4. Market Basket

5. Wegmans Food Markets

6. Costco

7. Aldi

8. Sam's Club

9. Walmart

10. Publix

11. WinCo Foods

12. Fresh Thyme

13. Sprouts Farmers Markets

14. ShopRite

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