C&S OFFER FOR FLEMING COULD TRIGGER MORE BIDS

DALLAS -- C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt., will pay approximately $400 million to acquire most of the assets of Fleming's wholesale grocery business under terms of a definitive asset purchase agreement signed by the two companies last week, Fleming here said -- a price that may leave the door open for other wholesalers to offer higher bids in an auction process.Fleming said it has scheduled

DALLAS -- C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt., will pay approximately $400 million to acquire most of the assets of Fleming's wholesale grocery business under terms of a definitive asset purchase agreement signed by the two companies last week, Fleming here said -- a price that may leave the door open for other wholesalers to offer higher bids in an auction process.

Fleming said it has scheduled a hearing Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to approve the sale process, including

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