Stater Bros. selling Santee Dairies to Dean
Noted Brown, "The future growth of Santee Dairies products was limited because most potential customers are competing supermarket chains that already operate their own dairies and have been advised by their parent corporations not to purchase products -- other than Knudsen fluid milk and Arnold Palmer Tee -- from Santee Dairies, which they feel would help with the expansion of Stater Bros. Markets."
Santee employs about 300 workers and has annual sales of more than $100 million, according to the Los Angeles Times. Brown said no layoffs are expected.