Dorothy Lane Market chair honored by national food institute

Dorothy Lane Market Chairman and CEO Norman Mayne was among six grocery industry executives in the grocery industry honored by the Food Marketing Institute. CONTRIBUTED

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Dorothy Lane Market Chairman and CEO Norman Mayne was among six grocery industry executives in the grocery industry honored by the Food Marketing Institute. CONTRIBUTED

The chairman and CEO of Dorothy Lane Market has been given an award by the Food Marketing Institute.

Norman Mayne was among six grocery industry executives honored by the institute recently with leadership awards, according to DLM.

DLM has locations in Oakwood, Springboro and Washington Twp.

Mayne was the recipient of the Sidney R. Rabb Award for Statesmanship, one of the highest awards in the grocery industry, DLM said in an announcement.

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The award recognizes a food leader for serving the consumer, community and food industry, according to FMI.

Rabb “was a role model for statesmanship and community service, recognizing the industry’s higher purpose in serving society,” the institute’s website states.

Previous honorees include David B. Dillon of the Kroger Co. based in Cincinnati and Frederik G. H. Meijer of Meijer, Inc.

For many years, Mayne worked with his father Calvin D. Mayne, who co-founded the family business as a fruit stand in 1948, as well as his mother Vera Jane Mayne, who oversaw the company as president for many years, according to DLM.

The family business continues today as an independent operator with nearly 1,000 employees. Norman Mayne’s son Calvin is president and COO.

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