Last updated on June 5th, 2015 at 02:18 pm
For the third year in a row, Amazon.com claims the top spot in Reputation Institute’s annual survey of America’s top 50 most reputable companies in the retail industry. Supermarket chains moved up in the ranking this year, with Publix ranking second and Whole Foods jumping five spots to third place.
America’s top 10 companies in the retail industry in 2015 are in order: Amazon.com, Publix, Whole Foods, Tiffany & Co., Costco Wholesale, Lowe’s Home Improvement, The Home Depot, ACE Hardware, Cabela’s and Ahold-owned supermarkets.
The list of America’s top 50 most reputable retail companies is derived from the data collected for the 2015 U.S. RepTrak 100 study. The retail industry includes firms engaged in the selling of finished products to end-user consumers as well as apparel stores, food stores, department stores, warehouse retailers, convenience retailers, specialty retailers, resale stores and online stores. Reputation Institute conducted more than 50,000 interviews with the U.S. general public in the first quarter of 2015.