Dorothy Lane Market

Dorothy Lane Market, Inc.
Industry Retail (Grocery)
Founded 1948
Headquarters Dayton, Ohio
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.[1] Annual company revenue is $69,000,000[2] 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.[3] In 2005, the company's produce departments were certified organic by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association.[4]

In 2009, The Dorothy Lane Market won the Readers Choice Award in the Best Gourmet Grocery category.[5]


  1. "Fancy Food Award". Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  2. "Annual revenue information". Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  3. "History and locations". Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  4. Teems, Yvonne (2005-12-12). "DLM certified organic 2005". Retrieved 2009-08-18.
  5. "Readers Choice Award 2009". Retrieved 2009-12-01.
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