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

Marilyn Brooks
50 Years of Service
Bakery Dept Leader #61
Marilyn celebrated her 50-year anniversary in August 2020! Her peers describe her as reliable, thoughtful, dedicated and the best cook! She takes pride in her work, and she does it with integrity.

Employee Spotlight

Tim Koehn
48 Years of Service
Store Leader Store #96
Tim is known as an honest, passionate, and dedicated leader. His peers describe him as always being cheerful and smiling.

Employee Spotlight

Steve Werth
48 Years of Service
Division Produce Merchandiser
Steve has a lot of respected, valued experience with our company. He is known as highly flexible to changes and a great mentor for our teams.

Employee Spotlight

Marilyn Brooks
50 Years of Service
Bakery Dept Leader #61
Marilyn celebrated her 50-year anniversary in August 2020! Her peers describe her as reliable, thoughtful, dedicated and the best cook! She takes pride in her work, and she does it with integrity.

Employee Spotlight

Tim Koehn
48 Years of Service
Store Leader Store #96
Tim is known as an honest, passionate, and dedicated leader. His peers describe him as always being cheerful and smiling.

Employee Spotlight

Steve Werth
48 Years of Service
Division Produce Merchandiser
Steve has a lot of respected, valued experience with our company. He is known as highly flexible to changes and a great mentor for our teams.

Employee Spotlight

Janie Yutzy
48 Years of Service
Scanning Coordinator Store #25
Janie’s leaders describes her as dedicated, flexible, adaptable to changes. She has an infectious smile and is highly self-motivated.

Employee Spotlight

Ron Aiken
47 Years of Service
Grocery Dept Leader #19
Ron has a real passion for people, especially his associates and customers. He is a calming presence in the middle of chaos due to his experience and gentle disposition.

Employee Spotlight

Carla Crane
47 Years of Service
Store Clerk Store #25
Carla is an avid KC Chiefs fan! Her peers describe her as loyal, hard-working, and very dependable.

Employee Spotlight

Janie Yutzy
48 Years of Service
Scanning Coordinator Store #25
Janie’s leaders describes her as dedicated, flexible, adaptable to changes. She has an infectious smile and is highly self-motivated.

Employee Spotlight

Ron Aiken
47 Years of Service
Grocery Dept Leader #19
Ron has a real passion for people, especially his associates and customers. He is a calming presence in the middle of chaos due to his experience and gentle disposition.

Employee Spotlight

Carla Crane
47 Years of Service
Store Clerk Store #25
Carla is an avid KC Chiefs fan! Her peers describe her as loyal, hard-working, and very dependable.

Employee Spotlight

John Koll
47 Years of Service
Meat Dept Leader #316
John’s leaders describe him as relentless, passionate, and dedicated to his customers and team. His strongest leadership quality is how he impacts the Associate and Customer Experience.

Employee Spotlight

Calvin Cook
46 Years of Service
Assistant Store Leader #74
Calvin lives the Kroger Values and leads by example every day. His leaders describe him as a true asset to their team and daily operations. He is also known as Mr. Fix It!

Employee Spotlight

Pam Meyer
46 Years of Service
Customer Service Dept Leader #92
Pam is fair and consistent with her associates. She has all of her employees’ best interest in mind while leading them to success.

Employee Spotlight

John Koll
47 Years of Service
Meat Dept Leader #316
John’s leaders describe him as relentless, passionate, and dedicated to his customers and team. His strongest leadership quality is how he impacts the Associate and Customer Experience.

Employee Spotlight

Calvin Cook
46 Years of Service
Assistant Store Leader #74
Calvin lives the Kroger Values and leads by example every day. His leaders describe him as a true asset to their team and daily operations. He is also known as Mr. Fix It!

Employee Spotlight

Pam Meyer
46 Years of Service
Customer Service Dept Leader #92
Pam is fair and consistent with her associates. She has all of her employees’ best interest in mind while leading them to success.

Employee Spotlight

Shelly Gore
45 Years of Service
Grocery Dept Leader #25
Shelly is committed to bringing the best for her customers and her team. She provides a positive customer experience by executing with excellence.

Employee Spotlight

Tom Reilly
45 Years of Service
Division Labor and CAO- Process Improvement Manager
Tom is known as being full of knowledge and helpful at any capacity. He is very hard working and dedicated to his Dillons team.

Employee Spotlight

Ron Wentling
43 Years of Service
Dillons Warehouse Supervisor
Ron has become something of a local historian for Dillons. With stories that span several decades and multiple stores, one constant theme is what each Dillons location has meant to the community it serves.

Employee Spotlight

Shelly Gore
45 Years of Service
Grocery Dept Leader #25
Shelly is committed to bringing the best for her customers and her team. She provides a positive customer experience by executing with excellence.

Employee Spotlight

Tom Reilly
45 Years of Service
Division Labor and CAO- Process Improvement Manager
Tom is known as being full of knowledge and helpful at any capacity. He is very hard working and dedicated to his Dillons team.

Employee Spotlight

Ron Wentling
43 Years of Service
Dillons Warehouse Supervisor
Ron has become something of a local historian for Dillons. With stories that span several decades and multiple stores, one constant theme is what each Dillons location has meant to the community it serves.