We recently released the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings (TxR) that ranks the customer experience of 318 companies across 20 industries based on a survey of 10,000 U.S. consumers. TxR is based on consumers evaluating their experiences across three dimensions: success, effort, and emotion.

Congratulations to Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree for earning the best customer experience scores the retail industry.

Of the 49 retailers included in this year’s Ratings, Ace Hardware and Dollar Tree tied for the top spot. Each earned a score of 82% and placed 7th overall out of 318 companies across 20 industries.

Overall, the retail industry averaged a 74% rating in the 2018 Temkin Experience Ratings and came in third place out of 20 industries. The average rating of the industry improved by 0.5 percentage-points between 2017 and 2018, going from 73.9% to 74.4%.

Family Dollar’s customer experience score improved the most over the previous year, gaining six percentage-points. Macy’s score, on the other hand, declined the most, dropping by seven points.

You can download the free report.

This blog post was originally published by Temkin Group prior to its acquisition by Qualtrics in October 2018.