When it comes to grocery shopping people argue about whether they shop for quality products or the price of the products.

Well The Fiscal Times recently did a story about the "15 Worst Supermarkets in America in 2017" and two store chains can be found right here in South Dakota.

Safeway, Rapid City
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Coming in at number six on the list is a store chain called Safeway, that has two locations near the Rapid City area. The store scored 71 out of 100 and the website says:

This well-known store took no honors for its checkout speed: Readers gave it a “poor” ranking for that, as well as for its prices for organic selections. By contrast, the store performed well in the courtesy and variety areas. The chain, by the way, has a loyalty program that helps shoppers build rewards toward gas purchases at affiliated gas stations.

Walmart, 60th Street, Sioux Falls
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As for which grocery store that took the number one spot on the list: Walmart. Readers gave it a score of 66 out of 100 saying:

The popular chain scored abysmally by any measure. Consumers rated it “poor” in 7 out of 12 categories: cleanliness, staff courtesy, checkout speed, produce quality, produce variety, meats/poultry quality, and local produce quality. In only one category did it rise above “poor” or “fair”: It scored a “very good” for competitive prices. Maybe that’s why the retail giant is now testing a giant kiosk. Customers can order groceries online, then pick them up at a machine after entering a special five-digit code.

To round out the top five:

2. Top's Friendly Market with locations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Vermont.
3. Shaw's with numerous locations in the New England area.
4. Stop & Shop located in Northeastern U.S.
5. Acme Markets out the the Delaware and NYC areas

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