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Fortune names three retailers Great Place to Work Legends

Three retailers have been named to the 2017 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Wegmans ranks second, topped by Google, while Publix was ranked 21st and Whole Foods came in at 58th. The three companies were also designated Great Place to Work Legends since they have appeared on the list all 20 years; only 12 companies received this honor.fortune

The 100 Best Companies to Work For list is based on employee ratings of their workplace culture, including the level of trust they feel toward leaders, the pride they take in their jobs and the camaraderie they experience with co-workers.

Danny Wegman, CEO, and son of the late Robert Wegman, chairman, repeated what his dad said in 1998 when he learned the company was named to the inaugural 100 Best list: “Nothing could mean more to me than having our people say that Wegmans is a great place to work. That’s what my dad said then, and it’s true for our family today. It’s our belief that we are a great place to work because we help our customers, our communities, and we help one another.”

In 2016, Wegmans was also ranked by Great Place to Work and Fortune as a best workplace for diversity, women and millennials, and was No. 1 on the list of Best Workplaces in Retail.

Todd Jones, Publix CEO and president, said, "We are humbled to be recognized by Fortune for two decades as a great place to work. I am so proud of the passion of our associates and their commitment to our customers, our communities, our company and each other. They continue to make the difference each and every day."

“It’s an honor to be named on FORTUNE’s ‘Best Places to Work For’ list for 20 years,” John Mackey, CEO and co-founder of Whole Foods Market, said in a press release. “We’re grateful for our team members, who are dedicated to our core values and who have helped our business grow over the past four decades.”

“Congratulations to the 2017 100 Best,” Michael C. Bush, chief executive officer of global research and consulting firm Great Place to Work, said in a press release. “These leading companies are at the vanguard of a new business frontier, where organizations know they have to develop the full human potential of all their employees. They are working to build Great Places to Work For All, which are better for business, better for people and better for the world.”

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