Stater Bros. to Sell Santee Dairies

Stater Bros. Markets has announced it will sell its Santee Dairies/Heartland Farms division to Dean Foods, noting that rival supermarket chains have become reluctant to purchase products from a dairy owned by a regional competitor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The future growth of Santee Dairies products was limited because most potential customers are competing

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Markets here has announced it will sell its Santee Dairies/Heartland Farms division to Dean Foods, noting that rival supermarket chains have become reluctant to purchase products from a dairy owned by a regional competitor. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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