Thread regarding Mondelez International Inc. layoffs

I just can’t see it

I can’t see the company leaving dsd, I think if they did it would be a mistake. The stores can’t take care of there own product, I can’t see them take care of ours.

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Post ID: @OP+12HtaUKH

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Builds will come pre assembled! Pretty easy! There is one Kellogg rep in our district that helps out occasionally but his focus is not on dsd! Kellogg stock has climbed back up, what they are doing works! They dumped cookies and bought niche brands and it has them fully back in the game! Game is over! Pretty much just that easy!

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Post ID: @ioaa+12HtaUKH

Well put !! Been there done it already ...the main thing you where spot on is that stores want total control ..they don’t want to keep getting surprised by tons of product, wait till a certain day to see someone from dsd or be chased down about a hutch an endcap or what not they want it in there hands ..mAjor chains don’t give a c-ap about 3rd shift some poor soul well take the 3rd shift job and work the 10-20 extra cases a night and day shift will cover the builds simple as that

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Post ID: @ijpi+12HtaUKH

Former Nestle employee here. S—s to see you guys worrying about the same things we were worrying about. What I can tell you is this: it’s much simpler to make the switch to warehouse than a lot of of people seem to believe. When we first transitioned the shelves were pretty beat up but we’ve been out for almost 3 months and every time I walk in my local grocery stores the shelves are fully packed. They get trucks every day instead of twice a week. We outsourced our small format stores to 3rd party. All in all it was a pretty smooth transition and put a lot in perspective for me and made me question just how important were we? I don’t believe that any company is too large for DSD the sad truth is that the model is outdated and these retail stores want more and more control. I spent 10 years in the business and when we were officially done I found a new job outside of DAD and I couldn’t be happier. Nonetheless is my advice would be to not spend too much time worrying and speculating. At the end of the day a company is going to do what it has to do and it’s best to just go about your business as usual but always have a backup plan for worst case scenario. Best of luck guys!

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Post ID: @itvl+12HtaUKH

Is that your bosses words? Whose “we”? Mondelez? So when dsd ends they can hide behind the “we” and say “they” (the retailers pulled the plug on dsd). Maybe this helps their conscious? It’s over gang.....move on!

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Post ID: @gslt+12HtaUKH

All the “healthy” snacks we’ve acquired to save the company are warehouse! Tate’s is just one example! All the emerging markets that only sell “our junk”, are warehouse!
Mexico is a prime example, all they sell is junk! Reason nearly half the population has diabetes. They offer only a handful of sku’s at wal mart! That’s what will occur here!
We are far from too big!
DSD is ending....watch and see!!

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Post ID: @7gqg+12HtaUKH

I saw something that said 75% of our business is overseas, and of that 75% it wouldnt include any DSD overseas, because they don't do DSD there. Then I saw another graph that showed 43% of business is busicuit. So if we only have 25% business here in the US, and at most, 43% of that 25%, then it's not much. Since we also have biscuit over seas, I think the number is even smaller than first considered. It's a lots smaller amount than people think. Easily absorbed, changed, out sourced, etc.

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Post ID: @6jdr+12HtaUKH

They'll be connecting with you to inform you that dsd will be ending. It's coming folks!! Wait and see

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Post ID: @5ggd+12HtaUKH

GS is looking forward to making money regardless of how that happens! Profit over people!

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Post ID: @5cmg+12HtaUKH

GS is looking forward to 2020!!

Thank You for your Leadership and more importantly momentum as we set our sights on another Best In Class year. Looking forward to connecting with each of you in early 2020 to share plans, discuss strategies, review Engagement Results.

Wishing you the very best and safe NYE

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Post ID: @5rxm+12HtaUKH

Big Retailers are ending dsd. They want the profits. We're barely 1 aisle in the store. They need the profit margins. Game over

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Post ID: @5qxy+12HtaUKH

Over seas business has absolutely nothing to do with US operations. They operate on entirely different laws, customs, and social boundaries. Canada also has nothing to do with US operations just like stated above. I mean a population of 30 million and huge amount of distance between general population is no where comparable to a highly urban country with 350 million. You all are just grasping for straws.

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Post ID: @5eca+12HtaUKH

How about this: 75% of our business is overseas. Are we still too big with our small US % of the business?

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Post ID: @4ahn+12HtaUKH

Haha, in 2016 Nestle did 90 billion, we did 25 billion. So when you talk about a small percent of Nestle was DSD, I seriously can't stop laughing. Let's say it was only 10% of Nestle's business, that's still a lot. And I have no idea what percentage of Nestle was DSD, and what percentage was warehouse before the recent change. We are not too big. We have cleaned house of sales reps in the past years. The problem is so many employees too new to have any idea of organization structure changes in past times. Did you know they fired the entire sales force in Canada before? You better hope you're right, if you've not considered it could be true.

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Post ID: @4mac+12HtaUKH

Nestle went to warehouse because only a small percent of their business was dsd. Also it is kind of hard to expand when you are stuck to only freezers... Nestle and Kellogg's were both similar that only a small portion of their company relied on its dsd operations. Mondelez dsd operations is a huge portion of the companies structure in the US. So I am with you that I can't see them disappearing entirely anytime soon. Healthy restructuring? Possibly.

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Post ID: @4gmz+12HtaUKH

Um hello??? Nestle just went warehouse, and they are WAY bigger than us, in fact, one of the largest grocers in the WORLD! So they can do it, but we can't? Are you for real???

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Post ID: @2vox+12HtaUKH

We're 1 aisle in the store lol!! Not even a whole aisle anymore. Resets are geared towards family and party size! Eliminating SKU's! You're in for a rude awakening. 2020 is going to be a rough ride for dsd and mondelez. Good luck

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Post ID: @2iwa+12HtaUKH

Like who? The company’s that are larger than us don’t have products that move as quick as ours

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Post ID: @2rxj+12HtaUKH

Yep and they'll dump product into the stores through the warehouse and back door receivers can not refuse it. Guaranteed sales. Stores mark down the overstocks

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Post ID: @1gbq+12HtaUKH

The money that will be saved by not paying Nabisco merchandisers and sales reps wages, the savings on not paying benefits like medical and dental, the savings by not providing company cars, etc, will more than make up for some out of stocks at store level.

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Post ID: @1qyr+12HtaUKH

Can’t see nabisco and Frito warehouse, that’s a joke. All those elves with empty shelves since Friday, stores still haven’t filled them yet.

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Post ID: @1hwv+12HtaUKH

I can see it and I see it happening very soon!! Even frito lay is going warehouse soon. They are eliminating SKU's like we are. Family and party size is what they're switching to like we are. Eliminating regular size to save money on slotting fees in warehouses. Game is almost over

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Post ID: @ooj+12HtaUKH

There is a much larger picture that you can’t see! It is most definitely happening! Yes there will be some transition time, like with Kellogg and nestle and hostess and all the other companies that have left dsd, but there are companies WAY bigger than us that are warehouse and do just fine! Wrap your head around things

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