Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and Beauty 2022

America's Best Customer Service 2022

All of us want to feel listened to and accommodated, particularly when we are shopping for something. Being treated respectfully and helpfully is just as important as finding the right item at the right price.

This year Newsweek has again partnered with respected global data research firm Statista to identify the stores that consistently provide the Best Customer Service 2022. Whether it's an easy-to-use website, a generous returns policy or a just friendly voice, these companies have found a way to put you, the customer, first.

This year we've included 581 retailers across 16 industries. We hope our Newsweek-Statista rankings of the Best Customer Service 2022 companies will help make your shopping an easier, more efficient and more pleasant experience.

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IndustryCategoryRankBrandScore
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyChocolate and Candy Stores1See's Candies8.54
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyChocolate and Candy Stores2Lindt8.40
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyChocolate and Candy Stores3Ghirardelli Chocolate Company8.27
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyChocolate and Candy Stores4Edible Arrangements8.03
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyChocolate and Candy Stores5Chocolate Works7.92
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyConvenience Stores1Wawa8.33
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyConvenience Stores2QuikTrip8.25
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyConvenience Stores3Sheetz8.21
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyEyewear Retailers1Vision Source7.91
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyEyewear Retailers2MyEyeDr.7.91
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyEyewear Retailers3America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses7.76
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyHearing Care1Hear8.54
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyHearing Care2Amplifon8.17
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyHearing Care3Connect Hearing8.15
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPerfume and Cosmetics1Bath and Body Works8.45
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPerfume and Cosmetics2Sephora8.43
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPerfume and Cosmetics3L'Occitane8.41
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPharmacies and Drugstores1Genoa Healthcare8.20
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPharmacies and Drugstores2Giant Eagle Pharmacy8.06
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautyPharmacies and Drugstores3Good Neighbor Pharmacy7.98
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySupermarkets1Publix8.82
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySupermarkets2Wegmans8.61
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySupermarkets3Trader Joe's8.60
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySupermarkets4Sprouts8.49
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySupermarkets5The Fresh Market8.44
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySuperstores and Warehouse Club Stores1Costco8.59
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySuperstores and Warehouse Club Stores2Meijer8.28
Brick and Mortar Retailers: Food, Health and BeautySuperstores and Warehouse Club Stores3Target8.13
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METHODOLOGY
The 2022 America's Best Customer Service rankings were identified from the results of an independent survey of more than 25,000 U.S. customers who have either made purchases, used services or gathered information about products or services in the past three years. Customers evaluated several brands: in total 160,000 evaluations were collected. The awarded brands each received on average close to 100 evaluations from customers.

The survey was conducted on retailers and service providers from 161 categories, providing results for a broad-spectrum of customer experiences in traditional retail, online and service segments. For each category, the most relevant brands were included in the scope of the survey according to reputation, turnover or market share.

In the brick and mortar categories, only retailers and service providers present in at least two census regions have been included in the list. In the online categories, only retailers and service providers present mainly online have been included in the list. For retailers and service providers with online presences and store networks, only the core business was taken into account. In total the survey took an average of 9-11 minutes to complete and the field period ran from May to July 2021.

The final assessment and rankings were based on the likelihood of recommendation (50% of the final score) and five evaluation criteria (also 50% of the final score). The criteria are:

→ QUALITY OF COMMUNICATION: Measures whether the contact (via e-mail, telephone or face to face) was friendly or polite.
→ PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE: Measures the quality of information received and whether questions were answered correctly and in sufficient detail.
→ RANGE OF SERVICES: Measures the variety of solutions available to fulfill one's personal expectations.
→ CUSTOMER FOCUS: Measures whether the customer feels acknowledged and important.
→ ACCESSIBILITY: Measures the availability of customer service in a shop or on a helpline.


The top 3-5 brands based on category size receiving the highest scores in each category were awarded as having America's Best Customer Service 2022

You can download the full methodology here.