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Nugget Market
Nugget Market
Best Companies rank: 8

The Sacramento-area supermarket chain has never been forced to lay off any of its employees. During the recession, many part-time associates requested more hours, which the company offered rather than hiring new associates. Additionally, Nugget actively promotes from within. The company remains family-owned by the Stilles, who continue to approach the operation of the 84-year old chain with a "we're all in this together" attitude.

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Last updated January 24 2011: 2:57 PM ET
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