Apr 24, 2024 - Food and Drink

Cleveland's top grocery stores

Data: Chain Store Guide; Note: Stores under the same brand name have been combined, e.g. Walmart and Walmart Supercenter; Chart: Axios Visuals

Walmart is the most-popular grocery chain in the Cleveland area, but Giant Eagle is nipping at its heels.

By the numbers: Walmart bagged 22% of grocery sales in the market last year, while Giant Eagle ate up 20%, according to data from Chain Store Guide, which tracks the retail and food service industries.

  • Heinen's came in third followed by Costco, both with just under 8% share.

The big picture: Walmart has more than 20 locations in Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs. Giant Eagle boasts more than a dozen.

Yes, but: In our survey conducted last year, Axios Cleveland readers preferred places like Heinen's and Aldi, while others had allegiances to local favorites like Lucky's Market and La Plaza.

💭 My thought bubble: The prices may be right at places like Aldi and Walmart, but that doesn't mean they have the best reputation.

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