FLEMING POSTS $24.2 MILLION LOSS

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here reported an after-tax loss of $24.2 million for the first quarter but said earnings before charges exceeded expectations.64 cents a share, resulted from pre-tax charges of $45.5 million, or 84 cents a share after-tax, related to the company's strategic plan, launched recently.Reasons for the charges include costs associated with the consolidation of food wholesaling

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here reported an after-tax loss of $24.2 million for the first quarter but said earnings before charges exceeded expectations.

64 cents a share, resulted from pre-tax charges of $45.5 million, or 84 cents a share after-tax, related to the company's strategic plan, launched recently.

Reasons for the charges include costs associated with the consolidation of food wholesaling divisions, the divestiture of two retail chains and corporate overhead staf

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