FLEMING FINALIZING SALE OF 53 ABCO UNITS

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it is close to signing letters of intent to divest 53 units of Abco Desert Markets, its Phoenix-based conventional chain, to several different operators.The distributor also said it expects to move forward rapidly to find buyers for 24 units of Waukesha, Wis.-based Sentry Foods, while it continues to explore strategic alternatives for Baker's Supermarkets, its

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it is close to signing letters of intent to divest 53 units of Abco Desert Markets, its Phoenix-based conventional chain, to several different operators.

The distributor also said it expects to move forward rapidly to find buyers for 24 units of Waukesha, Wis.-based Sentry Foods, while it continues to explore strategic alternatives for Baker's Supermarkets, its 16-unit conventional chain in Omaha, Neb.

Mark S. Hansen, chairman and chief ex

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