Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

Expect more closures

As well as more layoffs. It's obvious that the company has once more decided to cut its way to profit. I'm not sure that's possible, considering that every time they've tried it before it didn't work, which is why we are in this situation as it is, but I don't think that's going to deter them from trying again. And again.

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Post ID: @OP+15HOrGU0

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Still see plant closings in the near future- before the end of the year. Sure, you can make things bad intentionally to get people to quit or just fire them, but when more people then ever before are only trained to do one job a few people leaving can quickly become a huge problem.

And easy fix to competition with organic milk, Fairlife and plant/nut milk is to start producing organic milk, Fairlife, and plant/nut milk. Dean Foods had trouble doing that because of some one-sided agreements they signed with Engles when he stole WhiteWave. By the time that those agreements expired Dean Foods was close to bankruptcy and due to bad management any new product development took 10 years. Don't think DFA has any similar agreements in place that would prohibit them from organic milk, UHT, a2, Fairlife, bottled water, or plant /nut milk (although the farmer owners who all run dairy farms may take issue with plant/nut milk).

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Post ID: @2uaz+15HOrGU0

There not gonna lay-off there hoping people quit or get fired

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Post ID: @2hrb+15HOrGU0

There are quick fixes by laying people off but the glory days are gone.

Organic milk, Fairlife, plant/nut milk and God forbid....water!

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Post ID: @2ydc+15HOrGU0

For the person that said they would send the work to distribution warehouses well if there not dean foods sales would have to go out and actually sell to these warehouses around here that doesn’t happen

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Post ID: @1duu+15HOrGU0

I was told I will win the top salesman award in 2020 and be promoted soon for landing new account after new account!

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Post ID: @1ptw+15HOrGU0

dfa needs to get off their behinds and make some big changes things are just getting worse and nobody seems to have an answer or wants to stick their neck out to offer up any solutions. Just sit home and get paid must be the new dfa model

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Post ID: @eff+15HOrGU0

Gee....If you people actually listen to me back when I called this in Nov 2019 instead of censorship. Then a lot of you could of got out by now.

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Post ID: @ept+15HOrGU0

Speculation on franklin and haverhill? Franklin stay open haverhill close? What you think

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Post ID: @suw+15HOrGU0

Speculation on your part.
I agree with your speculation, but remember while DFA was closely tied to Dean Foods and some people towards the top used to work for Dean Foods, motivations are different. Similar, but different. Dean Foods has shareholders to try and make happy DFA has farmers. Farmers who are going to yell louder and more frequently then shareholders ever did.
Speculation on my part:

  • Plants in much worse shape then DFA was anticipating.
  • DFA assumed they'd be able to quickly get back a most of the customers that Dean Foods ran off and that's not happening.
  • Layoffs and closings will happen quicker then most ever happened at Dean Foods. DFA won't have to try and keep a number of people working at locations that they are closing to keep from paying unfunded pension liability, so they'll just totally close those locations.
  • DFA will have 3rd party distribution lined up to take over areas where plants close.
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