Once upon a time the relationship between Dean Foods and DFA seemed to be a variation of "till death do us part." When Suiza bought Dean Foods and changed their name to Dean Foods, the Dean/DFA deals seemed perpetual.
Now, although there is no Dean press release, the bonds seem to be crumbling. According to sources, Dean will end the full supply agreement with DFA effective January 1, 2010 for the original Dean plants (legacy Dean). In the Southeast, the termination will take place sooner.
As one wise person once said, "woe be to him who thinks that every cause has but one effect."