On February 16, 1935, Thomas P. Raley opened his first store on Main Street in Placerville and advertised it as “the nation’s first drive-in market.”
So began what has become known as Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, a now-integral part of many California and Northern Nevada communities.
Today, with 128 stores and approximately 13,000 employees, customer service remains a priority, along with providing busy, health-conscious families with delicious, easy meal ideas at an everyday value.
“My family and I are proud of how the company has grown over the last eight decades, and proud that we continue to provide high-quality, fresh and local products and exceptional customer service – just like my grandfather set out to do in 1935,” said Mike Teel, Raley’s President and CEO.
Raley’s 80th anniversary coincides with a renewed company wide commitment to the wellness and sustainability of surrounding communities by partnering with local farmers to ensure customers can get the best, fresh products, and local food banks through the Food For Families program.