Wegmans has been ranked No. 1 on a list of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Retail and No. 2 overall.
The ranking comes from Fortune magazine and the organization Great Place to Work. It is the third consecutive year the grocery chain has topped the retail list.
"Company loyalty runs deep at this more than century- old grocery chain, which spent $50 million on employee development last year (plus $5 million in scholarships) and filled half of its open positions internally," says the ranking. "Staffers say 'fulfilling' work gives them a 'sense of purpose,' thanks to Wegmans’ mission of 'helping people live healthier, better lives through food.' The civic spirit helps too: The chain reclaims millions of pounds of food every year to feed the hungry."
The ranking is based on anonymous surveys representing more than 631,000 employees from Great Place to Work-certified companies in the retail industry. Great Place to Work also considers an assessment of all employees’ daily experiences of innovation and the effectiveness of their leaders when they come up with the rankings.