Dean Foods officials have announced that Dairy Farmers of America is the winning bidder to acquire 44 of their fluid and frozen facilities for $433 million. Organization For Competitive Markets Director of Policy and Research Ben Gotschall says that’s a huge concentration concern and that that deal still must be approved before it goes through.
He says it’s important to note that the U.S. Justice Department is investigating any possible anti-trust concerns with this acquisition.
Gotschall says antitrust laws already have enough teeth in them, they’re just not being enforced as they should be.
Gotschall says DFA has had a poor track record with antitrust violations in the past in 2012 and in 2014.