Get to Know Us
As a family-owned and operated business, Raber’s is proud to have expanded from one to three locations since first opening in 2002. With 20 years of service and counting, our mission is always to supply affordable groceries without compromising on quality.
It Started With a Vision
In 2002, Cletus Raber moved from Jamesport, Missouri to Macy, Indiana with a dream of opening a discount grocery store. After buying property in Northern Miami County, just north of the small town of Gilead, Cletus built the first Raber's store. The store's first day open for business was October 18, 2002.
Adding the Next Store
In 2017, Cletus' son Larry Raber and son-in-law Elmer Schwartz bought shares of the company with the vision of growing the company to multiple locations. In the fall of 2017, they purchased the old Dollar General building in Mentone, Indiana. After renovating the building, the store opened for business in March 2018. Although smaller in size than the Macy location, this store carries a wide variety of items and is a local favorite. In January 2022, Marcus Yoder, another son-in-law, also bought into the company.
Expanding the Raber Brand
With the added ownership, Cletus, Larry, and his son-in-laws decided to purchase Rabers Discount Grocery in Wolcottville, Indiana from Cletus' brother Jerry Raber. In January of 2022, the Wolcottville store was closed for a week and reset to match the system used at other the other two locations. It opened for business the second week of January 2022. This latest addition will supply more categories of items in the near future!
Serving Our Communities
At each of our locations, we strive to do what we can to serve people with quality affordable food. Throughout the years, we have helped local food pantries as well as provided affordable options for many local events and dinners. Our complete mission is to be a valuable asset to the local community in any way we can!
Frequently Asked Questions
Quick answers for common questions
Are food items out-of-date?
We sell a lot of items that are nearly expired and outdated, as well as lots of items with new dates.
Do you sell name brand items?
Yes, we carry most name brands!
Which payment forms can I use?
We accept Cash, Credit, Debit, EBT, and Check with Valid I.D.
Are most items damaged?
Some of the product we sell will have damage that we fix to the best of our ability, but most of the product have little or no damage!
Do you sell fresh meat & cheese?
We sell deli meat and cheese in Mentone and Macy that is prepackaged in our USDA inspected facility in Macy. We will also carry these products in Wolcottville in the near future!
Do you accept returns?
Yes, we accept returns that are accompanied by a receipt.
What customer’s are saying
- The entire store has been completely reset, and it appeared to be better stocked than we had ever seen! Groceries, HBA, and household goods were all very well stocked with a huge variety. But the best change we noticed was the major price reductions on many items!-Susan
- I was amazed at the prices and the selections! Customer service was great! I got close to probably $300-$400 worth of groceries for$149!! I'll be shopping here weekly!-Lindsay
- I've never met an unfriendly employee. The store is clean. Great place to save a few dollars. Constantly changing inventory, you never know what you'll find. I shop there nearly every weekend.-Mark