FLEMING FRANCHISEES AWAIT UNCERTAIN FATE

DALLAS -- Retailers who operate Fleming-licensed Sentry and Piggly Wiggly stores remained in limbo last week as the company, based here, disclosed that it was negotiating a definitive agreement to sell its supermarket wholesaling assets.Although C&S Wholesale Grocers, Brattleboro, Vt., is in exclusive negotiations to acquire Fleming's wholesaling business, several industry sources speculated that

DALLAS -- Retailers who operate Fleming-licensed Sentry and Piggly Wiggly stores remained in limbo last week as the company, based here, disclosed that it was negotiating a definitive agreement to sell its supermarket wholesaling assets.

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