By Stephanie Ballesteros

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– The numbers are in – Americans have voted Wegmans and Publix as their favorite grocery stores.

Wegmans finished in a tie for first place with Publix, and Trader Joe’s came in second, according to a survey by Market Force. This is the second consecutive year that Wegmans has held the top spot, after unseating long-running favorite Trader Joe’s in 2016.

Wegmans ranked highest for its specialty department service and came in a close second for item availability.

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While Publix was found to have the cleanest stores and fastest checkout speeds. They also ranked highest for specialty department service and was a close second to Trader Joe’s for cashier courtesy.

Walmart landed at the bottom in all categories but one – value for money.

The survey was taken by more than 12,000 shoppers across the U.S.

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