13. Nugget Market
What makes it so great?
Family-owned 80-year-old California supermarket operator keeps full-time turnover down to 8.2% (unheard-of in the grocery business) with rah-rah spirit, good pay and benefits, plus a rockiní end-of-year bash.

Headquarters: Woodland, Calif.
Top 3 (of 11) U.S. locations: Woodland, Davis , West Sacramento
2005 revenue ($ millions): 230
U.S. employees 1,099
Employees outside U.S. 0
New jobs (1 year) 6
% job growth (1 year) 1
% voluntary turnover 8
Applicants 5,560
Most common job (salaried):
Store Director
$98,833
Most common job (hourly):
Checker
$33,722
Job sharing program? No
Professional training (hrs./yr.) 33
Paid sabbaticals? No
100% health care coverage Yes
% minorities 39%
% women 42%
Has nondiscrimination policy
that includes sexual orientation?
Yes
From the January 22, 2007 issue
Notes:
N.A.: Not available. U.S. employees includes part-timers as of time of survey. Job growth, new jobs, and voluntary turnover are full-time only. Revenues are for 2005 or latest fiscal year. All data based on U.S. employees.
* Average annual pay: yearly pay rate plus additional cash compensation for the largest classification of salaried and hourly employees.