Wegmans, the 107-year-old grocery chain based in Rochester, N.Y., has topped Fortune’s Best Companies list every year since the list was launched in 1998, and this year it has managed a repeat performance.
“Workers laud the privately owned company for its intensive training program, commitment to flexible scheduling, and focus on providing employees the opportunity for advancement,” according to Fortune.
For the last five years, Wegmans has been consistent in reviewing each job opening with an emphasis on skill and relevant job experience. It also invests heavily in employee education, awarding $135 million in scholarships to more than 44,000 employees since its scholarship program's launch in 1984.
Other grocery retailers featured on the “large” companies list included:
- No. 2 Target Corporation
- No. 3 Sheetz, Inc
- No. 6 Publix Super Markets
- No. 13 Southeastern Grocers
- No. 14 Nugget Market, Inc.
- No. 15 Aldi Inc.
- No. 17 Island Pacific Supermarket
- No. 20 White Castle Mgmt. Co.