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 business in 1918, ...

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