The annual list of "Worst Grocery Stores in the US" just came out, and with one exception, none of these retailers are even in Michigan, let alone Grand Rapids! Go us! According to The Fiscal Times, the list of forgettable food stores is based on "ratings from 24,203 responses, and the four categories – service (includes employee courtesy and checkout speed), perishables (food quality), price and cleanliness – were scored from “very satisfied,” “fairly satisfied,” “neutral, “fairly unsatisfied” and “very unsatisfied.” Yikes!

The list includes names that are only known if you have lived in other parts of the country. Wegmans, Ralphs, and Pick n Save are not in the Great Lakes state. And there's NO Meijer, Family Fare, D&W or Duthler's on this list! We are pretty lucky here in West Michigan, to have quality retail stores with friendly people and decent prices.

So here's the full story and list! Happy Shopping!