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.

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