FLEMING IMROVES ABCO OPERATING RESULTS

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said it has improved operating results at Abco Foods since it acquired the Phoenix-based chain through a foreclosure in early 1996. According to Fleming's annual report, changes at Abco have resulted in a rise in same-store sales, a positive cash flow and a dramatic drop in losses.The report said Fleming closed 14 of the 71 Abco stores, opened two new units and remodeled

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said it has improved operating results at Abco Foods since it acquired the Phoenix-based chain through a foreclosure in early 1996. According to Fleming's annual report, changes at Abco have resulted in a rise in same-store sales, a positive cash flow and a dramatic drop in losses.

The report said Fleming closed 14 of the 71 Abco stores, opened two new units and remodeled five last year while eliminating a warehouse, making staff adjustments and chan

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