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The Fresh Market, Hy-Vee, Lidl top USA Today survey of best supermarkets

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All fresh ordering will be automated with a predictive real-time demand sensing forecast engine that provides visibility into backroom products, the ingredients required to produce ready-made fresh products, and the products that are in transit, to optimize freshness and drive sustainability through shrink reduction.

With 159 locations in 22 states, The Fresh Market has a wide enough following, and enthusiastic fans, to garner the top spot in a recent poll by USA Today.

The news organization’s 10 Best Readers Choice program starts with a panel of experts, along with 10Best editors, to pick initial nominees. The Top 10 winners are determined by popular vote.

The full list included:

  1. The Fresh Market BB #:155863
  2. Hy-Vee BB #:101759
  3. Lidl BB #:338746
  4. Market Basket BB #:118734
  5. ALDI BB #:116756
  6. Stew Leonard’s BB #:144025
  7. Publix BB #:110909
  8. Sprouts Farmers Market BB #:168563
  9. Wegmans Food Markets BB #:104173
  10. Trader Joe’s BB #:162286

Arlington, VA-based Lidl US was pleased to be named No. 3 on the list, wit Johannes Fieber, president and CEO thanking “Lidl Nerds” for the boost.

“The feeling of success when you score an unbelievable deal is the experience we want for you every time you come into a Lidl store,” Fieber said, in a news release. “Having the best and most enthusiastic shoppers in grocery is the ultimate reward for us! An enormous thank you to all the Lidl fans and Lidl Nerds who helped propel us to one of USA Today’s Top 3 Supermarkets.”


Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.