History

Best  Market is a private, family-owned company. It grew from a small fruit and vegetable stand operated by Ben Raitses, the father of the current owners. The business expanded into a storefront produce store and, later into the first Produce Warehouse in 1994. A family-owned, regional chain of supermarkets with 30 stores in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey. The company is headquartered in Bethpage, New York, and has been owned by the Raitses family since its first store opened in 1994. 

Ben3Best Market focuses on fresh foods, especially produce, meat, seafood, deli, dairy, and bakery items, as well as traditional grocery store items. Its offerings also include large selections of craft beer and wood smoked barbecue in some stores.

Best Market offers its customers the quality, convenience and variety of a full-service fresh food store at a tremendous value. Our Team Members take pride in exceptional service born in the spirit and tradition of Ben’s daily cross-Borough treks to stock only the very best. That dedication to customers keeps 
three generations of the Raitses family, at Best Market focused on becoming your neighborhood’s first choice!

Customers at Best Market are devoted for good reason: Best Market promises uncompromising quality and devotion to value. There is no loyalty program: nobody has to carry a card or belong to a club to get a deal. (And what deals!) Prices are affordable in every store, fair and square. Best Market serves its communities well, reaching more and more customers every year and ensuring the convenience of a friendly neighborhood market grows ever-closer. history_birdseye

At Best Market, customers can trust that each store’s quick pace and rapid replenishment of products mean everything is always fresh—daily deliveries of top quality products are sourced across the world and locally. When a customer wants an item, managers will order it, and if the community needs help, Best Market does all it can. No matter what a customer needs, Best Market will provide an unparalleled level of service.

history_ownersTeam Members at Best Market enjoy the camaraderie and openness that comes from steady family ownership. Team Members never hear the word “employee” coming from Headquarters. It’s not a gimmick or a ploy: the week of a big opening, when a store is busy, and whenever duty calls, HQ team members and owners can be found sweeping, bagging fresh- baked bread, and stocking shelves. Best Market is a team, plain and simple.

Best Market prides itself on its values: family, affordability, freshness, and community. As new stores open every year, Best Market brings those values to more and more customers. From trendy and exotic new items to local and sustainable fresh foods, Best Market is every neighborhood’s first choice.

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