A quiet day at the Costco Wholesale in Hackensack, above, where members think nothing of leaving milk behind near the checkout counters, below.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
A nationwide survey of more than 62,000 supermarket shoppers ranks Costco Wholesale sixth and ShopRite 26th among 68 stores.
The top-rated store in Consumer Reports' 2014 Supermarket Survey is Wegmans, but they are few and far between in New Jersey.
Trader Joe's finishes third, even though the stores are smaller and the selection is more limited than at Costco and ShopRite.
Walmart Supercenter, such as the one opening in Teterboro soon, is next to last, just above 68th-place Waldbaum's.
The stores were ranked on a scale of 0-100 for the quality of produce, meats and poultry, bakery and prepared food, as well as staff courtesy and store cleanliness.
Time-pressed shoppers told the magazine freshly prepared meals that can be taken home are important to them.
Here is a link to a post describing a 2011 visit to a Wegmans and trying the store's prepared food:
Biggest Supermarket in New Jersey?
The Consumer Reports article, "The Best Supermarkets in America," appears in the May 2015 issue.