Wegmans Knocks Amazon from the Top in 2019 Axios Harris Poll
This year’s Axios Harris Poll 100 revealed some rather interesting information.
Voting took place from November through January, and was done in two waves. The first was an initial group of 6,118 participants who were asked to name two companies that they felt had the best and worst reputations. Then a second group of 18,228 adults came in and ranked the 100 “most visible companies” based on nine key factors: affinity, ethics, growth, products and service, citizenship, vision, culture, character, and trajectory.
Let’s take a look at the top five best and the bottom five worst:
- L. Bean
- Walt Disney
- Wells Fargo
- Trump Org.
- Philip Morris
- U.S. Government
Wegmans reigned supreme, knocking down Amazon after it spent three years at the top. The supermarket was ranked first in ethics, products and service, citizenship, culture, and character which helped bump them up from the No. 2 spot from last year.
On the other end of the list, it’s interesting to note that the United States government was mentioned for the first time as a company Americans “think about.” Republican participants ranked the government No.95 while Democrats ranked it at No.98.
Shifting to the tech side, the highest-ranking tech companies were Samsung (7), Microsoft (9), Sony (10), and LG (15). Samsung actually came in as the fastest riser by jumping 28 spots. Meanwhile, Facebook saw the biggest drop and fell 43 spots to No. 94.
Overall not a bad year for the tech companies on that list. As for the United States government, not so much.