5 food retailers among 50 ‘Most Admired’ companies.

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Food retailers Costco, Whole Foods, Target, Walmart and Publix are all ranked among a list of top 50 “Most Admired” U.S. companies, according to a ranking published this week by Fortune.

The annual list rates companies in attributes of their reputation including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment value, quality of products and services and global competitiveness. Apple was the No. 1 ranked company, followed by Alphabet (Google) and Amazon.

Among food retailers, Costco ranked No. 12, Whole Foods 24, Target 39, Walmart 42 and Publix 49.

  1. 1.
    Apple aapl, -1.24 %
    • Cupertino, Calif.
    • Computers
  2. 2.
    Alphabet googl, -1.46 %
    • Mountain View, Calif.
    • Internet Services and Retailing
  3. 3.
    Amazon.com amzn, -2.96 %
    • Seattle, Wash.
    • Internet Services and Retailing
  4. 4.
    Berkshire Hathaway brka, -0.78 %
    • Omaha, Neb.
    • Insurance: Property and Casualty
  5. 5.
    Walt Disney dis, -1.67 %
    • Burbank, Calif.
    • Entertainment
  6. 6.
    Starbucks sbux, -2.87 %
    • Seattle, Wash.
    • Food Services
  7. 7.
    Southwest Airlines luv, -1.75 %
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Airlines
  8. 8.
    FedEx fdx, -1.36 %
    • Memphis, Tenn.
    • Delivery
  9. 9.
    Nike nke, -1.43 %
    • Beaverton, Ore.
    • Apparel
  10. 10.
    General Electric ge, -2.19 %
    • Fairfield, Conn.
    • Electronics
  11. 11.
    American Express axp, -2.61 %
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Consumer Credit Card and Related Services
  12. 12.
    Costco cost, 0.18 %
    • Issaquah, Wash.
    • Specialty Retailers
  13. 13.
    Nordstrom jwn, -2.12 %
    • Seattle, Wash.
    • General Merchandisers
  14. 14.
    Facebook fb, -1.45 %
    • Menlo Park, Calif.
    • Internet Services and Retailing
  15. 15.
    Coca-Cola ko, -0.60 %
    • Atlanta, Ga.
    • Beverages
  16. 15.
    Johnson & Johnson jnj, -0.86 %
    • New Brunswick, N.J.
    • Pharmaceuticals
  17. 17.
    Microsoft msft, -1.54 %
    • Redmond, Wash.
    • Computer Software
  18. 18.
    BMW bamxy, -5.17 %
    • Munich, Germany
    • Motor Vehicles
  19. 19.
    Netflix nflx, -2.35 %
    • Los Gatos, Calif.
    • Entertainment
  20. 20.
    JP Morgan Chase jpm, -3.01 %
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Megabanks
  21. 21.
    Procter & Gamble pg, -1.10 %
    • Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Soaps and Cosmetics
  22. 22.
    Boeing ba, -2.69 %
    • Chicago, Ill.
    • Aerospace and Defense
  23. 23.
    Goldman Sachs Group gs, -2.80 %
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Megabanks
  24. 24.
    Whole Foods Market wfm, -1.88 %
    • Austin, Texas
    • Food and Drug Stores
  25. 25.
    Wells Fargo wfc, -2.94 %
    • San Francisco, Calif.
    • Megabanks
  26. 26.
    BlackRock blk, -3.21 %
    • New York, N.Y.
    • Securities and Asset Management
  27. 27.
    CVS Health cvs, -1.12 %
    • Woonsocket, R.I.
    • Food and Drug Stores
  28. 28.
    Toyota Motor tm, -2.35 %
    • Toyota, Japan
    • Motor Vehicles
  29. 29.
    Marriott International mar, -1.39 %
    • Bethesda, Md.
    • Hotels, Casinos, Resorts
  30. 30.
    Delta Air Lines dal, -2.27 %
    • Atlanta, Ga.
    • Airlines
  31. 31.
    Home Depot hd, -0.76 %
    • Atlanta, Ga.
    • Specialty Retailers
  32. 32.
    IBM ibm, -1.74 %
    • Armonk, N.Y.
    • Information Technology Services
  33. 33.
    UPS ups, -1.39 %
    • Atlanta, Ga.
    • Delivery
  34. 34.
    salesforce.com crm, -3.13 %
    • San Francisco, Calif.
    • Computer Software
  35. 35.
    Samsung Electronics
    • Suwon, South Korea
    • Electronics
  36. 36.
    Accenture acn, -1.67 %
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Information Technology Services
  37. 37.
    Exxon Mobil xom, -1.42 %
    • Irving, Texas
    • Petroleum Refining
  38. 38.
    Nestle nsrgy, -0.89 %
    • Vevey, Switzerland
    • Consumer Food Products
  39. 39.
    Target tgt, 1.66 %
    • Minneapolis, Minn.
    • General Merchandisers
  40. 40.
    St. Jude Medical stj, -1.61 %
    • St. Paul, Minn.
    • Medical Products and Equipment
  41. 41.
    Unilever ul, -1.44 %
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Consumer Food Products
  42. 42.
    Walmart wmt, -0.69 %
    • Bentonville, Ark.
    • General Merchandisers
  43. 43.
    Intel intc, -1.15 %
    • Santa Clara, Calif.
    • Semiconductors
  44. 44.
    PepsiCo pep, -0.87 %
    • Purchase, N.Y.
    • Consumer Food Products
  45. 45.
    Caterpillar cat, -3.74 %
    • Peoria, Ill.
    • Construction and Farm Machinery
  46. 46.
    Deere de, -0.16 %
    • Moline, Ill.
    • Construction and Farm Machinery
  47. 47.
    Visa v, -2.05 %
    • Foster City, Calif.
    • Consumer Credit Card and Related Services
  48. 48.
    AT&T t, -0.14 %
    • Dallas, Texas
    • Telecommunications
  49. 49.
    Publix Super Markets
    • Lakeland, Fla.
    • Food and Drug Stores
  50. 50.
    Charles Schwab
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