(Aug. 25) Consumers like buying their fresh produce and other groceries from Raley’s, Publix and Hy-Vee.

Winn-Dixie, Food Lion and A&P, on the other hand, have some work to do.

That’s the verdict of 25,000 consumers polled by Consumer Reports magazine, a division of Consumers Union, Yonkers, N.Y. The magazine ranked 46 grocery stores using a number of criteria, including price, checkout speed, service, cleanliness and, yes, quality of the produce department.

In the cellar was Waldbaum’s, followed by Randalls, A&P, Food Lion, Winn-Dixie, Shaw’s, Smith’s Food & Drug, Pathmark, Acme, Giant Eagle and Farmer Jack. Congested aisles and inadequate supplies of advertised specials topped the list of survey respondents’ complaints.

Some specialty markets and warehouse club stores fared well in the survey. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods Markets, Aldi, Costco and Sam’s Club all earned rankings high enough to place among the top 15 traditional grocers.

The survey found there’s often a trade-off between low prices and things like checkout speed, and no store was found to be great at everything. For instance, Raley’s and Wegman’s earned high marks for their produce, meat, checkout speed, service and cleanliness, but their prices were considered just average.

Price, however, was clearly not the most important attribute to consumers, the survey found. Wal-Mart Supercenter ranked first among the 46 stores for price, but the chain ranked 25th overall because of below-average checkout speed and service.