A recent SupermarketNews article reported Forbes rankings based on a survey of about 45,000 workers at U.S. companies and institutions with 5,000 or more employees, and Texas-based H-E-B Grocery Company, LP was rated fifth overall on the top-500 list.
According to the article, survey participants were asked if they would recommend their current employers to friends and family, and to cite any other employer they would also recommend.
In addition, H-E-B was named the top grocer in the U.S. by Chicago-based customer data science firm dunnhumby, a global customer data science company based in the U.K.
The piece went on to explain that the dunnhumby ranking was based on the results of a retailer preference index, which is comprised of insights from more than 10,000 U.S. shoppers about what matters to them most when shopping at the 63 largest grocery retailers.
“Drivers impacting consumer perceptions were price, promotions, and rewards; speed and convenience; quality; digital; and operations,” the article said.
The article also reported Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans, was ranked number-one last year on the list of best workplaces in New York by Fortune magazine and certification organization Great Place to Work.
Wegmans was the only grocer on the list of the top 35 workplaces.
As we are all likely aware, businesses of all types have struggled to attract and retain talent over the past two or three years. It’s good to see that some supermarkets have found ways to improve their approach to managing and engaging employees by providing a better workplace experience.