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Colorado food distributor plans to lay off more than 100

Most of the positions are field sales representatives whose jobs are being cut after DPI Specialty Foods’ contract with an unspecified client ends.

COLORADO, USA — A regional food distributor with a large warehouse northeast of Denver is eliminating 122 jobs in May after losing a client contract.

DPI Specialty Foods Rocky Mountain, in Henderson, notified Adams County and state labor officials that it would cut the jobs over a 14-day period starting May 10.

Most of the positions are field sales representatives whose jobs are being cut after DPI Specialty Foods’ contract with an unspecified client ends, according to a letter signed by company CEO Russ Blake.

“Eventually, the majority of services provided to that client will cease,” he said, noting that the job losses are expected to be permanent.

Messages to DPI Specialty Foods seeking comment were not returned Thursday.

The distribution business is a regional division of DPI Specialty Foods, which trucks fresh, frozen and packaged foods, vitamins, supplements and other products to stores. Company employees also sometimes help stock, position products and audit store shelves for clients.

> Read the full story at the Denver Business Journal.  

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