SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Food Marketing Institute on Tuesday presented the Robert B. Wegman Award for entrepreneurial excellence to Norman Mayne, chief executive officer, Dorothy Lane Market.
The award was presented at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference here.
“Norman is a truly unique merchant,” said Danny Wegman, the 2012 inaugural recipient of the award. “He has a special ability to identify concepts and products that will enthrall customers. Furthermore, he has allowed his people to pursue these same ideals.”
Dorothy Lane Market is a three-store independent operator in Dayton, Ohio. Norman Mayne’s late father, Calvin, started the business as a fruit stand in 1948.
“Norman is a family man, and his character mirrors his approach to business,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI. “Norman is deserving of this honor because of the value he places on how ideas are born and nurtured.”
Read more: Wegman, Smucker Honored for Achievements
Mayne currently serves on the board of directors of FMI and has served on the Coca-Cola Co. Chairman’s Council and the Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council.
|More from Supermarketnews