YONKERS, N.Y. -- Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., and Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif., were rated the nation's best chains in terms of overall shopping experience by readers of Consumer Reports, according to the magazine's August issue. The magazine here said both chains achieved scores of 83 points, followed closely by Harris Teeter, Charlotte, N.C., with 81 points, as the best places to shop based on cleanliness, courtesy, checkouts and pricing. offers fast, courteous ...

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