Thread regarding Dean Foods Co. layoffs

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when will all the Dollar Generals be gone? Theres alot of concerns about losing these stores. Alot of the new routes consist of schools but with covid-19 some may not open again, or if so they will open late fall, some routes will be 2 days worth of work without dollar generals and all the other stops effected by covid. Wonder if Will we get a pay raise, I here they pay more on the hour than Deans did. I swear theres Lots to be concerned about in this already trying time.

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Post ID: @OP+15phZeVP

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Yes, DG was a money loser due to distribution costs, but DG business wasn't the reason Dean Foods went bankrupt. The groundwork for the bankruptcy was laid well before the DG business came along and by that point we were desperate enough for any business and the people who would have spoken up and stated all the reasons it was going to be a bad money losing deal were long gone.
Been stated before what the reasons for bankruptcy were, but reasons were: decision to borrow money to pay Engle$, the board, and a bunch of their buddies a one time huge dividend, selling off the most profitable products (see WhiteWave) and focusing on the lowest margin product (fluid milk), not planning for the loss of Walmart which everyone knew was coming years in advance, and repeatedly underestimating the increased distributions costs whenever closing a plant. Tanner did an OK job of maintaining the status quo during his tenor, but parachuted out because he knew the end was coming. Ralphie accelerated everything because he lied to and was hated by customers who refused to do business with him, took on deals like DG, and fired anyone who was willing to stand up to him. Beringause was just a hired gun to wrap up everything at the end.
In other words, the bankruptcy was a decade in the making and the bad DG deal was a symptom and not the cause.

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Post ID: @ekdy+15phZeVP

The company needs to go and get new business that is the only way they survive dollar general gone is not a bad thing they took enough of the drivers time the company had no way to even get new business now with them in a warehouse delivery the company will finally make money off dollar general they are a big reason the company went bankrupt

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Post ID: @ecrc+15phZeVP

It really seems that the past 2 years what was a great company, it has hit rock bottom, no chance to overcome this one. Now, losing our Dollar Generals this has really put a halt to our future. Is there enough to keep us afloat? Will we overcome this...I fear not! These past 2 years I have seen such a decline, we use to complain of to many hours now we are scrambling just to get hours. I have researched and the route drivers make more money on the hour, curious if we will get a raise eventually to match DFA pay rate? It would seem only reasonable that the routes would increase in volume picking up products from the new companies /lables of DFA. Many companies are devastated during this covid-19 outbreak, I am thankful to have a job but am fearful of our future. Anyone have any factual information or hope please share

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Post ID: @eytu+15phZeVP

Isn't a better question 'when are they going to start outsourcing delivery"? Because that's coming.

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Post ID: @1yue+15phZeVP

I don’t expect a pay raise. Economy is bad, school sales are dismal, and now no DGs. At least we have a job...... for now

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Post ID: @1ftq+15phZeVP

Most are gone just depends on how long until there warehouse closest to you opens

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