Harris reputation poll: Wegmans has a better reputation than any company in the country

Business Council member Wegmans beat out a number of well-known and well-regarded companies, such as Apple and Google, when it comes to reputation. The grocery chain tops a list of the 100 most visible companies in Harris Poll’s 16th annual Reputation Quotient Study.

Michele Mehaffy, a Wegmans spokeswoman told the Buffalo News, “This really supports what we have always believed. If we meet the needs of our employees, they will take care of our customers.”

The study evaluated data from 27,000 respondents as to their perceptions of different companies’ products and services, financial performance, workplace environment, social responsibility, vision and leadership, and emotional appeal.

Wegmans led the pack, followed by Amazon.com, Samsung, Costco, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft Foods, L.L. Bean, Publix Supermarkets, Apple, Google, Berkshire Hathaway and the Walt Disney Co.

Wegmans’ reputation score totaled 84.36, beating out Amazon’s 83.72. A score of 80 or above is considered “excellent.”

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