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Pathmark Tops Worst Supermarkets List [POLL]

A recent survey shows Pathmark shoppers aren't satisfied with their experience.

A national supermarket survey released by Consumer Reports found that Pathmark customers have the worst experience of any supermarket chain in the United States.

topped the list, and according to this slideshow, 75 percent of those polled had at least one complaint about shopping at the New Jersey-based chain, which has a on Front Street in East Meadow.

Food quality, price and cleanliness concerns weighed on Pathmark, which is a unit of A&P.

To see the entire list, check out this report in The Fiscal Times, where King Kullen gets prominently mentioned, though not for having angry customers. 

shelly May 19, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Donna from eastmeadow pathmark is rude low selfesteem & needs more trainning with people
shelly May 19, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Why if I work hard 4 or 6 hours collecting cans & bottles why how am I going to clean them donna I live in a room I rent with some roaches & I bet you my room is cleaner then your house. Again & I have roaches so you should think before you speak so you no how to tell a coustomer something mean but in a polite way thanks
paul May 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
To Shelly: Since you have access to a computer, please read the bottle law online. First - as a rule of thumb bottles need to be cleaned. Second - as a rule of thumb they need to be returned where purchased. Three - When you enter a location to return them and if they are dirty and smelly you can most certainly be refused. Anything else I can help you with? Perhaps take you bottles to another location, or did other locations already ban you too? Just asking...
Alex July 20, 2012 at 04:07 AM
As someone who returns bottles regularly at many stores on Long Island, I can say that it is STRONGLY recommended that bottles are clean for the most part. They do not need to be washed, but they should certainly be completely empty. The bottle law RECOMMENDS that containers be washed, but the store IS required to take them if they are empty and not damaged within reason. Recently, A&P (as well as many others) has drastically improved the cleanliness of the bottle rooms in its LI stores. Unfortunately, customers still come in with bags of disgusting bottles. The bottles that are not accepted often end up on the floors of the bottle rooms and overflowing out of the garbages. Often the bottles are full of soda, sticky and attracting bugs, destroying all attempts by the store of keeping the rooms sanitary. This was a big problem at the Waldbaums in Stony Brook, whose management had to put up signs advising customers to clean their bottles, as well as notify customer service if glass breaks, since a number of customers and associates have been cut by broken glass bottles. In order for the law to work, people who use it must cooperate and do their part, so that it does not become too inconvenient (or hazardous) to return bottles to our local stores. To Paul: The bottles DO NOT have to be returned to the store in which they were purchased. As long as the store sells the BRAND, they must take back the bottles. That part of the law was added in 2009 when water bottles were added.
Reena M Mathew June 24, 2013 at 08:34 PM
I had a bad experience at New Hyde Park Pathmark. I got a coupon from pathmark today morning. When I had to go back today evening and tried to use the coupon they would not accept the coupon. the customer service and the manager was very unhelpful and nasty. They humiliated me in front of other customers. They no more care about customers.

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