FLEMING LEAVES RETAIL TO FOCUS ON DISTRIBUTION

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it will sell its 110 price-impact stores, a process it expects to begin late this year and complete in early 2003.The move followed several recent developments that have shaken the company, including the January filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., Fleming's largest customer; published reports earlier this month in SN and other periodicals

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it will sell its 110 price-impact stores, a process it expects to begin late this year and complete in early 2003.

The move followed several recent developments that have shaken the company, including the January filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy by Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., Fleming's largest customer; published reports earlier this month in SN and other periodicals asserting that the company was using unusually aggressive tactics to lower vendor co

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