Covington Says Plan Is Safe Bet for Nash Finch

MINNEAPOLIS During Nash Finch's third-quarter earnings conference call this month, Meredith Adler, an analyst with Lehman brothers, New York, questioned whether the new strategies proposed by Nash Finch could lead to chaos. It sounded complicated, she said, for customers to suddenly work with three different wholesaling divisions within Nash Finch rather than one. But Alec Covington, chief executive

MINNEAPOLIS — During Nash Finch's third-quarter earnings conference call this month, Meredith Adler, an analyst with Lehman brothers, New York, questioned whether the new strategies proposed by Nash Finch “could lead to chaos.”

It sounded complicated, she said, for customers to suddenly work with three different wholesaling divisions within Nash Finch rather than one.

But Alec Covington, chief executive officer of the food retailer and distributor for the past six month

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