Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

Lost Dollar General

Effective August 9th Dollar General is gone!! Nationally, that's our largest account now that Wal-Mart gone. Some of the routes in the Southeast are more than 50% Dollar General stores. That means layoffs my friends. At first they will continue to receive our milk through their distribution center. But I have been told that DG has purchased the old Winn-Dixie processing plant. As soon as that's online, Dean will be out. The new CEO is PR move.

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Post ID: @OP+10j7M4YK

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I wish dg would get deans milk back only milk i can drink

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Post ID: @9gtpu+10j7M4YK

Route driver in Arkansas.
We have and are continuing to lose dg's every month.

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Post ID: @5Stgw+10j7M4YK

Out of six routes in Buffalo NY there are now only 2 routes.. Everyone else was let go .. :(

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Post ID: @Uqmr+10j7M4YK

Anyone know how buffalo NY is doing ? I heard they lost Dollar Generals next week.

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Post ID: @Airz+10j7M4YK

DG going to warehouse delivery like in Pennsylvania. With DF cutting service to save $$ and milk volume declining, it makes sense for DG to go to warehouse delivery like Rite Aid did with Coremark.

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Post ID: @ntri+10j7M4YK

We lost dollar general months ago.they are doing all of their perishables

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Post ID: @kwui+10j7M4YK

Well if you bothered to look the the original post it was about losing routes and then losing volume. I'll tell you this buddy, at my plant the production volume on the last two Mondays has suddenly dropped 40,000 gallons. The volume that has been cut happens to be the label we send to Dollar General.

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Post ID: @dmra+10j7M4YK

Was responding to op that said dg gone aug 9!!! All that other stuff about milk declining is capt obvious stuff just love it when people post end of the world dates and they come and go.

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Post ID: @cisn+10j7M4YK

Ummm...did you read the entire post genius? Must be an uneducated driver!

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Post ID: @caux+10j7M4YK

But I thought we were losing DG? Lol nope

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Post ID: @ciyh+10j7M4YK

Everyone is missing the point. The point isn’t you lost Wal-Mart, Food Lion, DG.

It’s that your biggest customers (most of who are ex-customers) are all losing money on milk to get people thru the door and have been doing it for some time.

This company generates huge losses and the future is bleak.

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Post ID: @czyz+10j7M4YK

So , its aug 10, are dollar generals gone in your area? Not in ours. Want to start another rumor?

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Post ID: @avnr+10j7M4YK

Maybe if we didn’t have so many BABY route

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Post ID: @6qhv+10j7M4YK

so, does this mean that Deans foods will no longer be in Dollar Generals. That is crazy. This is the bulk of most routes in Ky. Dollar Generals are every 5 miles. The men have worked sat to please this com many, with 6 day deliveries. What will happen to this company now. Ralph came in and uprooted the life of thousands of men re-organizing routes, with loss of work hours taking men to 4 days a week, now we have to start all over again! Unless there are large acts we will be a Skelton crew with only small stops. What is going to happen in the future with this company, either we expand into perishable items , dairy an other products or we shut the doors. Thats a hard pill to swallow , where do you find a 65,000 a yr job now days. Very co corned for my family and my future, I stand to lose everything I have worked years to build.

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Post ID: @6bsc+10j7M4YK

Most of the drivers I know have all lost stores for being lazy and not doing their jobs. True shame

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Post ID: @2tpq+10j7M4YK

Loosing 19 stores in my branch, about 13,000. We have a route average twice that but because it’s a small branch it’s being closed. That’s why dean is loosing volume, they shut down branches, Route the trucks over 250 miles daily, switch to hourly instead of commissions and say umm.... why are we loosing money?
Closing my branch means lost business, no growth, higher fuel and repair cost and seasoned drivers who work hard to up the sales because they are commission now just have to be gone 12 hours a day to make the same. Plus we are paying them 3 hours a day just to get to there route and back.

  1. 45 x time and a half 29.17x 30 =875.20 x 52 is 45,000 + a year and that’s for one guy.

Dollar general loss per year is about 650,000 at my branch in sales
Labor increase alone to close my branch is 300,000
Fuel increase is 150,000
So the company lost sales and increased the loss by another 450,000 minimum to save roughly 187,000 in operating cost.
It really is everyone in corporates first day.
Dairy isn’t dead, it’s been murdered by awful management hired into an industry they know nothing about.
We need to go back to basics and expand on market footprint.
Too bad Ralph s—adicko can’t come tell my boys, best of luck guys. Thanks for 15+ years from everyone but now your screwed! I’d like to see him make it out of our parking lot before he ate his caviar threw a tube.

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Post ID: @2qtk+10j7M4YK

"You're" Thank you for pointing my spelling mistake. That was the result of the auto-correct on my phone and not because im as stupid as you apparently think I am. But what would a public sounding board be without the usual grammar police? Admittedly, every branch has at least one driver who is useless. But we are not all like that. Most of us work very hard. If you think it's so easy put your money where your mouth is and get on a truck by yourself for a month. Did you ever consider that the guy you saw back at the plant at 11:00am had probably left out at 3:00am? Would you get up that early? I doubt it.
The truth is, I wasn't trying to start a war with this post. Simply received some information that I felt was trustworthy. I passed it along to give guys a heads up about what might be happening. Because the company sure isn't. Maybe DG didn't buy a processing plant maybe they did? I really dont care. But there will be routes cut and these guys deserve to know. You have no right to judge us all based on the few losers you've encountered. If you disrespect your drivers on the yard the way you have on here then YOU are the problem. If you are future of this company then I hope they do cut my route. Any further response will wasted. I will not be coming back on here. I have better things to do with my life. Do what you want with the company that was built on our backs. We will survive. We always do!

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Post ID: @2mgg+10j7M4YK

When aug 9 comes and goes will see if still delivering to DG. According to post off all routes NATIONALLY aug9

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Post ID: @1fbj+10j7M4YK

Funny how all the drivers talk about working hard...work behind them in a store after they’ve been gone for 15 minutes and half the milk on the shelf is expired.

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Post ID: @1taw+10j7M4YK

I’ve worked with a driver...he spent most of his time pretending to finish paperwork for 45 minutes in between stops. Took forever!

Saw his truck parked back at the plant around 10 AM on Christmas Eve!

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Post ID: @1coz+10j7M4YK

Regarding comment "DG doesn't do perishible"....LOL. Google it and you'll find mulitple news reports about DG's expansion of perishble- buying new and expanding existing DCs...will even find a lot of job openings at DG as a result.

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Post ID: @1eji+10j7M4YK

You mo–ns who do nothing all day but play on your Laptops and tell people how to run routes you've never been on really think DG is going to stick with you after youve screwed them and even your own employees? Your going down with the ship YOU sank because your too stupid to manage.

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Post ID: @1hpg+10j7M4YK

I don't know who the delusional r—d is that thinks we "F off all day" is. Get on the truck with me one day punk. You'll be ready to quit before lunch. Don't talk about things you know nothing about like work.
You must be a p×ssy manager who never did any work in his life.

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Post ID: @1hxj+10j7M4YK

Maybe only in certain areas, just as dean still handles walmart in some areas

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Post ID: @1yza+10j7M4YK

Fake report, DG doesnt carry perishable, its all third party, pot stirring

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Post ID: @1qmo+10j7M4YK

If DG is buying milk from DF, but DF doesn’t have to deliver then that’s a win!

The drivers F off all day anyways...unless it’s Christmas Eve - then they are all back before 11 AM.

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Post ID: @1qga+10j7M4YK

Ralphie CEO at DG? Vasos has a contract until mid 2021.

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Post ID: @1hip+10j7M4YK

Whether or not they use DF milk is not the issue. WHEN THE ROUTES ARE CUT IN HALF BECAUSE THEY NO LONGER STOP AT DG, THAT MEANS LESS ROUTES WHICH MEANS LAYOFFS!! I don't give a rats a#s who they purchase it from. And as soon as their plant is online they wont even buy the milk from us. I have already been informed that at least three routes at my branch are going to be CUT. So stop trolling and trying to do damage control. We're not as stupid as you think. Maybe hadn't lied so much to the employees and the customers, things wouldn't have gotten to this point!

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Post ID: @1hht+10j7M4YK

Word is they are still
Purchasing from dean just using their own tricks to deliver. Settle people.

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Post ID: @1ind+10j7M4YK

Scozzafava is the new CEO of DG. He went with Hiland.

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Post ID: @nwm+10j7M4YK

At my plant that would mean drivers get laid off. We are below a skeleton crew and have a lot of temps in the cooler and all of our yard drivers are temps.

It looks like DG has taken a hard look at DF's future and figure its worth the risk to go into the milk producing business rather than lose milk altogether.

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Post ID: @trc+10j7M4YK

Loss of DG will definitely hurt as far as overall volume goes, but they are one of those customers that in some areas DF was losing money on (low per store volume and high transportation costs).
If 50% figure true for some locations wonder if the layoffs will also man more plant closings.

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