Our Story

From humble beginnings to big things

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 24 stores in New York 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.

Best 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.

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Our Core Values

We're Born & Raised In New York!Local & Family Owned

We do our absolute best to support the communities we serve. Whether its by promoting local vendors in store, sponsoring local events and organizations, hosting food donation campaigns or providing food and refreshments at events within the community, we’re always happy to help!



We Have A Team MentalityWe Have A Team Mentality

Our team brings our super! Amazing! Wow! experience to your community and we appreciate them greatly for it! Apart from full benefits and growth opportunities, employees enjoy discounts, fishing trips, barbecues, sporting events, lunches & more. Learn more about our company culture and values here!



We Are Best In Fresh!Quality Comes First

The focus is fresh: whether its produce, meat, seafood, deli, dairy, bakery or traditional grocery items, customers can trust that each store’s quick pace and rapid replenishment means it’s the freshest around. We source products from around the world and locally to bring you a selection that can’t be beat!