FLEMING NAMES PRESIDENT, SHUTS DEPOT

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here has selected a new president and chief operating officer and completed its warehouse consolidation program -- two moves that signal the emergence of a tighter, leaner distribution company with a new perspective on wholesaling, observers said. The two announcements came within days of each other:William Dowd, 52, will become Fleming's new president and chief operating

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here has selected a new president and chief operating officer and completed its warehouse consolidation program -- two moves that signal the emergence of a tighter, leaner distribution company with a new perspective on wholesaling, observers said. The two announcements came within days of each other:

William Dowd, 52, will become Fleming's new president and chief operating officer, effective next Monday.

Fleming said last week it will close the fo

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