Dillons 100 Year Anniversary

We are celebrating our centennial year in 2021! This year will provide a chance to recognize the principles and people that h ave made the past 100 years (and counting) such a success.

Our Story

J.S. Dillon founded his first grocery store looking for a better way of providing food for his own family of twelve. With this mind set, he treated his customers the same...giving them the best product for the best price. Today, his vision has grown, developed and evolved, but the concept of unwavering passion for serving others has never changed at Dillons.

Dillons Throughout the Years

Dillons First Store

1921: The first store opened under the name J.S. Dillon & Sons.

Dillons Store 20

1934: Grand opening of Store #20 in Great Bend, Kansas.

1930’s Delivery Truck

1930’s Delivery Truck

Dillons First Store

1921: The first store opened under the name J.S. Dillon & Sons.

Dillons Store 20

1934: Grand opening of Store #20 in Great Bend, Kansas.

1930’s Delivery Truck

1930’s Delivery Truck

Dillons Salina Kansas

1947: Grand Opening of the first store in Salina, Kansas.

Kiddies Nook at Dillons

1950's: Kiddies Nook entertained children while parents shopped.

Atlas Rocket at Dillons Opening

1960: Grand opening of Store #41 in Salina, Kansas.

Dillons Salina Kansas

1947: Grand Opening of the first store in Salina, Kansas.

Kiddies Nook at Dillons

1950's: Kiddies Nook entertained children while parents shopped.

Atlas Rocket at Dillons Opening

1960: Grand opening of Store #41 in Salina, Kansas.

Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

Dave Woolard
Years of Service: 44
Dairy Lead, Store 14
Dave is a customer favorite! He loves to joke and discuss local art events happening around the state with our customers.

Employee Spotlight

Edgar Bosley
Years of Service: 39
Warehouse Salvage Help
Ed’s peers describe him as being a hard worker who is Customer 1st driven!

Employee Spotlight

Marlin Regehr
Years of Service: 36
Warehouse Perishable Order Selector
Marlin’s peers describe him as being very dependable. They can always count on him to fill in anytime there is a need and without hesitation

Employee Spotlight

Dave Woolard
Years of Service: 44
Dairy Lead, Store 14
Dave is a customer favorite! He loves to joke and discuss local art events happening around the state with our customers.

Employee Spotlight

Edgar Bosley
Years of Service: 39
Warehouse Salvage Help
Ed’s peers describe him as being a hard worker who is Customer 1st driven!

Employee Spotlight

Marlin Regehr
Years of Service: 36
Warehouse Perishable Order Selector
Marlin’s peers describe him as being very dependable. They can always count on him to fill in anytime there is a need and without hesitation

Employee Spotlight

Howard Gillespie
Years of Service: 43
Grocery Receiving Clerk, Store 68
Howard is currently our Lead Receiver. He is dependable and takes great pride in maintaining the backroom 5s conditions. Howard is also our supply champion making sure we are always in stock for department supplies and PPE.

Employee Spotlight

Kristine Craig
Years of Service: 48
Bakery Leader, Store 98
Kristy is an amazing asset to our Store with her years of experience and dedication. Kristy makes a difference on a daily basis to our customers and associates. Kristy has a passion for people and strives to deliver an outstanding department every day!

Employee Spotlight

Ernie Yturriago
Years of Service: 41
Night Clerk, Store 60
Ernie has been a staple at Dillons and has worked around the store, starting in the front end before progressing to grocery. Ernie says there have been a lot of changes over the 41 years but he has always tried his best to adapt and learn new ways to do things.

Employee Spotlight

Howard Gillespie
Years of Service: 43
Grocery Receiving Clerk, Store 68
Howard is currently our Lead Receiver. He is dependable and takes great pride in maintaining the backroom 5s conditions. Howard is also our supply champion making sure we are always in stock for department supplies and PPE.

Employee Spotlight

Kristine Craig
Years of Service: 48
Bakery Leader, Store 98
Kristy is an amazing asset to our Store with her years of experience and dedication. Kristy makes a difference on a daily basis to our customers and associates. Kristy has a passion for people and strives to deliver an outstanding department every day!

Employee Spotlight

Ernie Yturriago
Years of Service: 41
Night Clerk, Store 60
Ernie has been a staple at Dillons and has worked around the store, starting in the front end before progressing to grocery. Ernie says there have been a lot of changes over the 41 years but he has always tried his best to adapt and learn new ways to do things.

Employee Spotlight

Patrick Skelley
Years of Service: 43
Produce Assistant Leader, Store 92
Patrick is known to always have a smile on his face and for his excellent customer service skills.

Employee Spotlight

Rick Willett-Johnson
Years of Service: 47
Produce Leader, Store 319
Baker’s was Rick’s first job, and he has remained with the company for 47 years! In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and playing guitar. He has two kids, with 6 grandkids and one great grandchild. When he retires he plans to do more fishing and travel.

Employee Spotlight

Randy Bryan
Years of Service: 43
Grocery Clerk, Store 56
Randy is very dependable and very personable with associates and customers. Randy has a knack for maintaining vivid memories of the many associates he has worked with over his years of service.

Employee Spotlight

Patrick Skelley
Years of Service: 43
Produce Assistant Leader, Store 92
Patrick is known to always have a smile on his face and for his excellent customer service skills.

Employee Spotlight

Rick Willett-Johnson
Years of Service: 47
Produce Leader, Store 319
Baker’s was Rick’s first job, and he has remained with the company for 47 years! In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and playing guitar. He has two kids, with 6 grandkids and one great grandchild. When he retires he plans to do more fishing and travel.

Employee Spotlight

Randy Bryan
Years of Service: 43
Grocery Clerk, Store 56
Randy is very dependable and very personable with associates and customers. Randy has a knack for maintaining vivid memories of the many associates he has worked with over his years of service.

Employee Spotlight

Mark Depew
Years of Service: 43
Customer Service Leader, Store 20
Mark is amazing in his dedication to work and his people. He has been a leader for many years, produced some of the best customer service managers for the company and has been a mentor and inspiration to many. The company and store 20 have shared the benefits of having Mark as a customer service manager for a very long time, and it will be a sad day when he retires.

Employee Spotlight

Charmagne Nelson
Years of Service: 48
Scanning Coordinator, Store 311
She is a living example of Our Leadership Model and is a great role model for all associates! Charmagne has a passion for people and a passion for results allowing her to especially excels with Executing with Excellence and Achieving results through Teamwork.

Employee Spotlight

Mark Beyer
Years of Service: 47
Store Audit Specialist
Mark’s time with the Company in his various roles has given him a unique set of experiences which he draws on to assist the stores in ways other than what a Store Auditor might do. Mark not only does the audit function but draws on his prior store-centric roles to provide coaching and guidance to help improve the store, which delivers a greater shopping experience to the customers.

Employee Spotlight

Mark Depew
Years of Service: 43
Customer Service Leader, Store 20
Mark is amazing in his dedication to work and his people. He has been a leader for many years, produced some of the best customer service managers for the company and has been a mentor and inspiration to many. The company and store 20 have shared the benefits of having Mark as a customer service manager for a very long time, and it will be a sad day when he retires.

Employee Spotlight

Charmagne Nelson
Years of Service: 48
Scanning Coordinator, Store 311
She is a living example of Our Leadership Model and is a great role model for all associates! Charmagne has a passion for people and a passion for results allowing her to especially excels with Executing with Excellence and Achieving results through Teamwork.

Employee Spotlight

Mark Beyer
Years of Service: 47
Store Audit Specialist
Mark’s time with the Company in his various roles has given him a unique set of experiences which he draws on to assist the stores in ways other than what a Store Auditor might do. Mark not only does the audit function but draws on his prior store-centric roles to provide coaching and guidance to help improve the store, which delivers a greater shopping experience to the customers.

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