Temkin Experience Ratings Industry Snapshot: Supermarkets

We recently released the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) that ranks the customer experience of 318 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. TxR is based on consumers evaluating their experiences across three dimensions: success, effort, and emotion. See our FAQs about the Temkin Experience Ratings.

Wegmans earns top customer experience (CX) score for supermarkets, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies.Congratulations to Wegmans for earning the best customer experience score in the supermarket industry.

This year, supermarkets earned some of the highest scores in the entire Ratings. With a score of 86%, Wegmans not only received the highest score in the supermarket industry, it received the highest score in the entire Ratings – ranking 1st out of 318 companies across 20 industries. Likewise, H-E-B and Publix earned the second highest scores for both the supermarket industry and the Ratings overall, each with a score of 83%. Aldi and Wawa Food Markets – each of which scored 82% and tied for 7th overall – also ranked in the top 10.

Overall, the supermarket industry averaged a 79% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and came in first place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry improved by 0.4 percentage-points between 2017 and 2018, going from 78.1% to 78.5.

Wawa Food Markets’ customer experience score improved the most over the previous year, gaining nine percentage-points. AmazonFresh, on the other hand, declined the most, dropping by 13 points.

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Wegmans earns top customer experience (CX) score for supermarkets, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies. Wegmans earns top customer experience (CX) score for supermarkets, according to 8th annual Temkin Experience Ratings of 318 companies.

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I am a customer experience transformist, helping large organizations improve business results by changing how they deal with customers. As part of this focus, I examine strategy, culture, interaction design, customer service, branding and leadership practices. I am also a fanatical student of business, so this blog provides an outlet for sharing insights from my ongoing educational journey. Simply put, I am passionate about spotting emerging best practices and helping companies master them. And, as many people know, I love to speak about these topics in almost any forum. My “title” is Managing Partner of the Temkin Group, a customer experience research and consulting firm that helps organizations become more customer-centric. Our goal is simple: accelerate the path to delighting customers. I am also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of CX professionals.

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