View Full Version : A great American success story!

04-13-2011, 03:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The Dorothy Lane Market chain of grocery stores beat out well-known establishments from around the world to win the Luxist Readers’ Choice Award in the Best Gourmet Grocery/Food Hall category.

Dorothy Lane Market was named the best gourmet grocer by Luxist, a Web site that covers luxury products. The Oakwood-based grocer beat other gourmet grocers including Harrods, a luxury retailer in London; Zabar’s, a specialty food store on the upper west side of Manhattan; Dean & DeLuca, a chain of upscale grocery stores established in New York City’s SoHo district; and Whole Foods, the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic foods.

Dorothy Lane Market is known for its customer service as well as gourmet food products that include extensive selections of cheese, wine and chocolate. The stores also feature fresh Alaskan King Red Crab and Copper River King Salmon. Its in-store kitchens also prepare great offerings, including chicken salad from free-range chicken and lasagna featuring DLM Natural Beef.

The stores employ several artisan bakers who bake traditional breads daily, entirely from scratch.

Dorothy Lane Market has three locations in the Dayton area, in Oakwood, Springboro and Centerville. It was founded by Calvin Mayne in 1948 as a fruit stand at the corner of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane, which is where it gets its name.

Read more: Dorothy Lane Market named world’s best luxury grocer | Dayton Business Journal </div></div>

I have raved about this local chain for years, but didn't know how good they really are.

The amazing thing is that on same brand merchandise they are less than 5% higher than WALMART ... and their premium brands maybe 10% higher, and their house brands essentially identical to national brands at WALMART.

Beyond money ... the service they provide is absolutely beyond belief.

If you go at the slowest time of the week there will be a cashier at every register. They take your groceries to your car for free if you like ... the kids make good money in tips.

When our freezer died recently I called them and asked if they sold dry ice to tide us over ... they said bring the freezer contents in marked boxes in and they would keep it in their walk in until ours was repaired.