Wegmans and Publix Take Top Spots in Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Retail
- by Chandler James
LAKELAND, FL - When it comes to retailers, there are endless ways of classifying who is the best. You can have the best prices, offer the best variety of products, or be the most sustainable in the business, for example. Fortune, however, recently surveyed employees in order to recognize the 2019 Best Workplaces in Retail. While some retailers may have strength in other ranks, Wegmans Food Markets and Publix Super Markets nabbed the first and second spots on the list of best retailers to work for, again.
According to Fortune, the Great Place to Work survey analyzed anonymous feedback from over 694,000 employees working in retail in the United States. Employees relayed their experiences with the companies, including effectiveness of leaders, company values, and ability to reach their full potential.
The New York-based retailer, Wegmans, managed to once again earn the number one ranking on Fortune’s list, with Publix following in second. Employees touted a unique sense of opportunity in the workspace, as well as the ability to advance and create a career for themselves, as the top two reasons why Wegmans is a great place to work.
With more than 1,200 stores across seven states, retail associates at Publix named its community contributions, quality facilities, and welcoming atmosphere as reasons why they enjoy working for the company. According to a press release, the company followed closely behind Wegmans, ranking second on Fortune’s list.
Congratulations to both Wegmans and Publix on this high honor!