Food retailers Costco, Whole Foods Market, Target, Walmart and Publix are all ranked among a list of top 50 "Most Admired" U.S. companies, according to a ranking published this week by Fortune.
The annual list rates companies in attributes of their reputation including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services and global competitiveness. Apple was the No. 1 ranked company, followed by Alphabet (Google) and Amazon.
Among food retailers, Costco ranked No. 12, Whole Foods 24, Target 39, Walmart 42 and Publix 49.