It all started in the 60’s when Jack Rabba established himself as a small grocery store operator in Toronto in 1967.
He had no way of knowing that his dedication, drive, and perseverance would eventually establish Rabba Fine Foods as an influential name in the Canadian retail industry.
Yet, more than 50 years later, Rabba continues to grow and expand, still building on the foundation established by Jack when he opened the first location.
Variety Food Fair, forerunner of Rabba Fine Foods, was a small grocery store located at Charles and Balmuto in downtown Toronto.
In the 1980’s the retail marketplace was changing dramatically and the needs of those living in the GTA were becoming more sophisticated.
The early years of Variety Food Fair had shown that Toronto needed a combination of convenience, freshness and selection all in one store.
As a result of Toronto’s changing needs, the very first "Rabba Fine Foods" store was opened - a fabulous, state of the art store at a prestigious location, on Queen's Quay, at Toronto’s waterfront.
That was the beginning of the Rabba stores we see today: bright, accessible, local markets that offer customers all of their grocery needs in one convenient location.
From the beginning, Rabba emphasized its commitment to offering exceptional service, value, product selection and quality and convenience.
Rabba's customers continue to enjoy great selection, quality, freshness, convenience and service that is second to none.
Today, there are over 30 Rabba Fine Foods locations and it remains a family run operation.
With the emergence of the second generation of family members, Rabba Fine Foods is ushering in a whole new era of spectacular service and quality for its stores.
With this new evolution, they are entering a truly exciting time: one that keeps a firm eye on the future while never forgetting the mindset of the past, ensuring a great shopping experience for all customers, both old and new, for years to come.