The Best (and Worst) Big Box Stores

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Picture this: You’re standing in a shopping center packed with big discount retailers like Sears, Costco, Kohl’s and Wal-Mart, and you’ve got a shopping list that includes a new blender, some groceries and a warm sweater. Which store do you walk into?

The answer might surprise you.

Consumer Reports has published their detailed review of the best and worst big box retailers to shop. Based on facets like quality, selection, value, checkout, service and layout, the list finely parses the experience of shopping both online and in the store, scoring the stores on a 100-point scale.


We know, we know, we all have warm fuzzies about certain retailers (starts with “T”, ends with “arget”). But when it’s come to cold, hard data on which store will give you the best bang for your buck, we’ll trust these rankings.

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Click on the pictures below to see the best and worst retailers:


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