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2023 inductee

Jack Rabba

Jack Rabba is the founder of Rabba Fine Foods. Rabba immigrated to Canada from the Middle East in 1966 and shortly thereafter purchased his first convenience store. Together with his family, he developed the business, renaming it Rabba Fine Foods in 1986 and growing it into the 36-store chain that exists today in the Greater Toronto Area. In addition to his role with Rabba Fine Foods, he has supported the food industry through his other businesses, Dairy Central and CJR Wholesale Grocers. He continues to support community and contributes to charitable organizations such as Trillium Health Partners, the Mississauga Food Bank and several homeless shelters. In 2021 he was named the Canadian Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year by Canadian Immigrant Magazine, and was also one of that year’s top 25 Canadians.