HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- Ray E. Dillon, a former chairman of Dillon Cos. here, died Feb. 15. He was 98.
along with his two sons, Ray Jr. and Richard, and a nephew, Paul.
During his 60-year career, which included terms as president of the Super Market Institute -- the precursor of the Food Marketing Institute, Washington -- in 1953 and 1955, he witnessed the growth of the supermarket business from the local general store to today's superstores.
He entered the supermarket b