ALAMO, Calif. — A memorial service was scheduled here on Jan. 5 for William H. Dyer Jr., former chairman and chief executive officer of Lucky Stores and one of the industry's earliest adherents of everyday low pricing and “discount” merchandising. Dyer, who died Dec. 7 at age 89, started his career with Dollar Market Stores in 1946. After that chain was acquired by Foremost Dairies in 1956, Dyer was named vice president and general manager. Foremost owned 25% of Lucky Stores, and in 1957 ...

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