KAUKAUNA — Kaukauna residents don’t have to travel far to visit one of Wisconsin’s favorite grocery stores.
A new survey released last month of the favorite grocery store in each state ranks Piggly Wiggly as tops for Wisconsinites.
Kaukauna has had a Piggly Wiggly since 1952, when then owner Larry Verhagen’s successful local grocery became a Piggly Wiggly. Now owned by StoneRidge, the Pig also has local locations in Little Chute, De Pere, Wautoma and Winneconne.
Wisconsin’s top five favorite groceries, according to the survey:
- 1 Piggly Wiggly
- 2 Aldi
- 3 Meijer
- 4 IGA
- 5 Trader Joes
Minnesota and Iowa prefer Hy-Vee, Illinois chose Jewel-Osco and Michigan’s favorite is Meijer.
WiseVoter analyzed America’s favorite grocery stores by foot traffic per state.
As Americans recover from the pandemic and see a rise in prices with inflation up to 8.2% as of September 2022, grocery stores have seen an increase in foot traffic by 2.9%, compared to last year. This might be because consumers prefer to eat at home compared to dining out, according to the study.