Three grocers in top five of Fortune's Best Workplaces in Retail list
Great Place to Work and Fortune have ranked Wegmans No. 1 on the list of the 2020 Best Workplaces in Retail. Publix came in at No. 3 and Davis, CA-based Nugget Market Inc. is No. 5, while Target is eighth and Tyler, TX-based Brookshire Grocery Co. came in ranked 15th.
The rankings are based on anonymous surveys representing over 900,000 employees from Great Place to Work-Certified companies in the retail industry.
This is the fifth consecutive year that Wegmans has ranked No. 1 on this list.
“It’s both humbling and inspiring to be recognized this way, especially this year,” said President and CEO Colleen Wegman. “Our people work so hard to create a welcoming, safe, and happy place for our customers to shop. We are so grateful to our people and our customers for this award.”
Employees reported their workplace experience using the industry-leading Trust Index survey. The survey is proven to quantify over 75 metrics of company culture, including levels of trust, pride, management effectiveness, innovation, diversity and equity.
“Publix is proud to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in the retail industry,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of communications. “We strive to create a people-first culture for our associates. They are our greatest asset, so taking care of them is one of our top priorities.”
“Best workplaces like Wegmans have built dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces built on trust,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “This gives companies on this list a powerful opportunity not just to do well for their people, but also to do well for their businesses.”