H-E-B Is Now The #1 Grocery Chain in America According To A New Study


San Antonio based H-E-B has been named the top grocery retailer in the United States in a new report released by business research firm dunhumby. This marks the first time H-E-B has been at the top of dunhumby’s annual Retailer Preference Index for Grocery stores and has the Texas-based company beating out Trader Joe’s, Amazon, Albertsons, Sprouts, Walmart, and well… everyone else in the country.

Each year dunhumby produces their Retailer Preference Index by surveying thousands of Americans, determining what matters mast to them in retail grocery stores, and asks them about specific grocery chains. This years report compared 60 grocery retailers across the nation including those that are nationwide like Walmart and Target and more regional chains like Publix, Hy-Vee, and H-E-B. To determine the best chains and what consumer preferences looked like dunhumby surveyed 7,500 Americans.

You can download the full 2020 dunnhumby Retailer Preference Index:
Grocery Channel Edition for free by going to this link

Here’s a full list of all the grocery chains dunhumby examined in this years report:

  • Acme Markets
  • Albertsons
  • Aldi
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Go
  • Big Y Foods
  • BI-LO
  • BJ’s Wholesale Club
  • Brookshire Grocery
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Family Fare
  • Fareway Stores
  • Food City
  • Food Lion
  • Food4Less/Foods Co.
  • Fred Meyer
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fry’s Food Stores
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Giant Eagle
  • Hannaford
  • Harris Teeter
  • H-E-B
  • Hy-Vee
  • Ingles Markets
  • Jewel-Osco
  • King Soopers
  • Kroger
  • Lidl
  • Lowes Foods
  • Market Basket
  • Meijer
  • Peapod
  • Price Chopper
  • Publix
  • Raley’s Supermarkets
  • Ralphs
  • Safeway
  • Sam’s Club
  • Save Mart Supermarkets
  • Schnucks
  • Shaw’s and Star Market
  • ShopRite Supermarkets
  • Smart & Final
  • Smith’s Food and Drug
  • Sprouts Farmers Market
  • Stater Bros. Markets
  • Stop & Shop
  • SuperValu
  • Target
  • The Fresh Market
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Vons
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart
  • Wegmans Food Markets
  • Weis Markets
  • WinCo Foods
  • Winn-Dixie Stores

Last Year H-E-B took home several other accolades, being included on these lists:

  • Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Top CEOs to Work for by Glassdoor
  • Americas Best Large Employers by Forbes
  • America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes
  • Best Places to Work for Compensation and Benefits by Indeed
  • Top Rated Workplace: Work/Life Balance by Indeed