Dorothy Lane Market
|Revenue||$72 million USD|
Number of employees
Dorothy Lane Market is a chain of gourmet grocery stores based and located in the Dayton, Ohio region. In 2001 and 2007, The Dorothy Lane Market was named one of only six Outstanding Retailers by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) at the International Fancy Food Show in New York City. Annual company revenue is $69,000,000 and the company has just over 700 employees. A culinary school is also located in the Dorothy Lane Market at the Centerville location.
The Dorothy Lane market is a chain of specialty food markets. The Dorothy Lane Market, or DLM for short, has more than nine departments located within each store. They include expanded specialty seafood, bakery, dairy, frozen, floral, grocery, meat, produce, cheeses, and wines.
The Dorothy Lane Market began as a fruit stand in 1948. Later in 1953, the market was built in Oakwood, Ohio. In the years to come, more locations sprang up in the Dayton region. In 1991, the Dorothy Lane Market opened a second location in Centerville, Ohio then a third location in Springboro, Ohio in 2002. In 2005, the company's produce departments were certified organic by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.
In 2009, The Dorothy Lane Market won the Readers Choice Award in the Best Gourmet Grocery category.