Sidney R. Rabb

Sidney R. Rabb

Sidney R. Rabb, no date, Rabb Family/Stop & Shop Collection, P-679, Box 9/Folder 9, Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA, and New York, NY.

Sidney R. Rabb (SRR, 1900-1985) was the oldest son of JR and Lottie Rabinovitz. He attended the Boston Latin School and Harvard University. He began working at Economy in 1918 after being discharged from the U.S. Marines, and by 1919 he had become the General Manager. He became the co-owner of the company in 1920 and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1930. Sidney Rabb often emphasized the personal element of business, and attributed this to his success. In a February 1970 issue of the Yankee Grocer he wrote “Successful supermarkets are built, not with bricks, but with people!” (2.2). He married Esther Cohn and had two children, Helene and Carol.

Sidney R. Rabb

Sidney Rabb as General Manger. Born Sidney Rabinovitz, he and his brothers changed their last name to Rabb in 1946. No date, Rabb Family/Stop & Shop Collection, P-679, Box 9/Folder 9, Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA, and New York, NY.

 

 

2014-01-14 (2) The Rabb Mirror 1

“The Rabb Mirror” page 1, March 1, 1945, Rabb Family/Stop & Shop Collection, P-679, Box 1/Folder 28, Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA, and New York, NY.

2014-01-14 (3) The Rabb Mirror 2

“The Rabb Mirror” page 2, March 1, 1945, Rabb Family/Stop & Shop Collection, P-679, Box 1/Folder 28, Collection of the American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA, and New York, NY.

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