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    Post #1 - July 11th, 2022, 10:00 pm
    Post #1 - July 11th, 2022, 10:00 pm Post #1 - July 11th, 2022, 10:00 pm
    At Woodman's last night, there were signs in the dairy case "Dean's and Borden products are unavailable due to plant closure." News is a little hard to find, but apparently this is a permanent end. Plants making Dean's and Borden products in Harvard, IL and De Pere, WI under a complicated ownership arrangement have now closed. It appears that Dean's ice cream is unaffected.

    I'll miss Dean's cottage cheese. Guess I should have saved some of the rectangular containers - maybe they'll be valuable artifacts on eBay.
  • Post #2 - July 11th, 2022, 10:28 pm
    Post #2 - July 11th, 2022, 10:28 pm Post #2 - July 11th, 2022, 10:28 pm
    Found this from an Wisconsin State Farmer, about Borden.

    DEPERE, WI

    Borden DePere plant to cease fluid production

    A Borden Dairy processor informed its workers, vendors, and customers that they would be closing their doors this summer at their plant in Chembung, Ill. The plant, which operates under NDSM Holdings, LLC, also says they will be ceasing fluid production at their De Pere, Wis., plant.

    “This change will impact the production and distribution of various brand-named milk products distributed across Illinois and Wisconsin,” the company said in a statement.

    The effective closure date of the Chembung, Ill. plant is set for July 9. The De Pere plant will continue its sour cream production, Dairy Herd Management reported


    Can't find a separate piece on Dean's, but here's another article on Borden: https://www.wrex.com/news/top-stories/d ... d4d29.html

    So can we blame this on the increase in the number of people making oat milk?
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  • Post #3 - July 11th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    Post #3 - July 11th, 2022, 10:31 pm Post #3 - July 11th, 2022, 10:31 pm
    Okay -- answered my own question. This is a couple of years old, but it talks about the impact on (and bankrupting of) Dean's -- with the Millennial race to consume anything but dairy.
    https://www.fastcompany.com/90429619/he ... nd-walmart
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  • Post #4 - July 11th, 2022, 11:00 pm
    Post #4 - July 11th, 2022, 11:00 pm Post #4 - July 11th, 2022, 11:00 pm
    I noticed that Jewel is now carrying Kemp's milk instead of Deans. I never bought Dean's at Jewel, because it was always $1 more than the store brand. I was in Walmart last week though, and their store brand was $3.12 a gallon, and milk at Aldi's was $2.92.
  • Post #5 - July 12th, 2022, 12:04 am
    Post #5 - July 12th, 2022, 12:04 am Post #5 - July 12th, 2022, 12:04 am
    A note for those cheeseheads at Wisconsin State Farmer: That's Chemung, not Chembung. For those not from 'round here, it's a suburb of Harvard.

    And the 2019 bankruptcy led to the formation of NDSM to take over the Dean's label and some operations. I wonder if Dean's simply became too big after it gobbled up nearly all the non-co-op dairy brands (Kemps, Prairie Farms and United Dairy Farmers being producer cooperatives, along with (I think) Organic Valley.)
  • Post #6 - July 12th, 2022, 6:52 am
    Post #6 - July 12th, 2022, 6:52 am Post #6 - July 12th, 2022, 6:52 am
    I wondered what was up when I dropped into Walgreen's to buy milk. They had no refrigerated dairy products, but did have ice cream.
  • Post #7 - July 12th, 2022, 10:42 am
    Post #7 - July 12th, 2022, 10:42 am Post #7 - July 12th, 2022, 10:42 am
    Cynthia wrote:This is a couple of years old, but it talks about the impact on (and bankrupting of) Dean's

    The bankruptcy was predicated by Suiza buying out Dean, then changing its name to Dean Foods. Before the buyout, Dean was diversifying into other things,like vegetables and even soy milk. Suiza sold off much of that to finance the purchase of the company.
  • Post #8 - July 12th, 2022, 5:36 pm
    Post #8 - July 12th, 2022, 5:36 pm Post #8 - July 12th, 2022, 5:36 pm
    So do we lose Elmer's Glue, as well? Or is that no longer part of Borden's?
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  • Post #9 - July 12th, 2022, 8:06 pm
    Post #9 - July 12th, 2022, 8:06 pm Post #9 - July 12th, 2022, 8:06 pm
    Cynthia wrote:So do we lose Elmer's Glue, as well? Or is that no longer part of Borden's?

    When was the last time you bought a bottle? I know there is a bottle of white and a bottle of their wood glue. It has been years since I bought either.

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    CAthy2
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  • Post #10 - July 12th, 2022, 8:14 pm
    Post #10 - July 12th, 2022, 8:14 pm Post #10 - July 12th, 2022, 8:14 pm
    Cynthia wrote:So do we lose Elmer's Glue, as well? Or is that no longer part of Borden's?


    Owned by Rubbermaid's parent company.
  • Post #11 - July 13th, 2022, 11:19 am
    Post #11 - July 13th, 2022, 11:19 am Post #11 - July 13th, 2022, 11:19 am
    Cathy2 wrote:
    Cynthia wrote:So do we lose Elmer's Glue, as well? Or is that no longer part of Borden's?

    When was the last time you bought a bottle? I know there is a bottle of white and a bottle of their wood glue. It has been years since I bought either.

    Regards,
    CAthy2


    Long time since I bought Elmer's Glue -- but I know it was, at least originally, milk-based and used to be part of Borden's (Elmer being Elsie's beau).
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  • Post #12 - July 13th, 2022, 11:53 am
    Post #12 - July 13th, 2022, 11:53 am Post #12 - July 13th, 2022, 11:53 am
    Elmer's was spun off in 1999, bought by Berwind Corporation in 2003. And, like Spinynorman99 said, on October 5th, Newell Rubbermaid announced a $600 million deal to acquire Elmer's Products.

    So I think Elmer's glue is safe from this bankruptcy.
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  • Post #13 - July 14th, 2022, 1:04 pm
    Post #13 - July 14th, 2022, 1:04 pm Post #13 - July 14th, 2022, 1:04 pm
    I like to buy Prairie Farms' milk and half-and-half, among its other products, whenever I can. Prairie Farms is an 88-year-old dairy cooperative, as mentioned above, founded in Carlinville, Illinois (my parents' college town), with its headquarters recently relocated to nearby Edwardsville, Illinois. Beyond the support-an-Illinois business motive, I've always been impressed with the quality and long life of their products.
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  • Post #14 - July 14th, 2022, 10:06 pm
    Post #14 - July 14th, 2022, 10:06 pm Post #14 - July 14th, 2022, 10:06 pm
    When I was in CVS on Tuesday, I noticed they had no gallons of milk. They had half gallons of Horizon and quarts of Fairlife.

    My all time favorite milk is Oberweiss. I would buy it all the time, but it is $5.49 a half gallon most of the time, and that is way more than I can afford.

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