FLEMING FACES GROWTH CHALLENGES IN POST-KMART ERA

DALLAS -- Fleming Cos. here faced new challenges in the wake of the cancellation of its supply arrangement with Kmart Corp., a deal once viewed as being the chief growth engine for the wholesaler.

Meanwhile, the bankrupt Kmart, Troy, Mich., inherited a suite of challenges of its own last week as it must now scramble for an alternate supply arrangement for its 60-store supercenter operation. Kmart said last week it intends to continue operating those supercenters, although their

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