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Wegmans, Publix and Whole Foods among best workplaces in retail

For the second year in a row Wegmans has been named the best workplace in retail by FORTUNE magazine and research and consulting firm Great Place to Work. Publix and Whole Foods were also among the top 20, with Publix coming in third and Whole Foods placing 20th.weg

The ranking considered survey responses from 38,000 employees in the retail sector, taking into account more than 50 factors that shape their experience at work.

"Thanks to their commitment to provide a fulfilling career experience, the Best Workplaces earn the trust and dedication of retail employees who serve as critical ambassadors for their brands,” said Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of Great Place to Work.

“Our people demonstrate our values with every action they take,” said Colleen Wegman, president and chief executive officer. "They help one another, help our customers, and they make Wegmans a happy place to work and shop. I couldn’t be more proud.”

Publix CEO and President Todd Jones said, “Being ranked as a best workplace in retail is an honor. This recognition makes me especially proud since it’s based on associate feedback.”

The list of 20 Best Workplaces in Retail is based on surveys by employees in the retail industry. Companies are rated on topics like being treated fairly and with respect, pride in work and effectiveness of leadership.