FLEMING REPORTS SALES OFF, PROFIT CLIMBS IN QUARTER

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said sales improved in its retail-food segment and declined in its food-distribution segment while overall earnings rose for the first quarter ended April 18. rque, N.M., and a related change in the effective tax rate. Without the adjustment, earnings were up 190%.The company said sales for the quarter fell 3.9% to $4.6 billion, with sales in the food-distribution

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here said sales improved in its retail-food segment and declined in its food-distribution segment while overall earnings rose for the first quarter ended April 18.

rque, N.M., and a related change in the effective tax rate. Without the adjustment, earnings were up 190%.

The company said sales for the quarter fell 3.9% to $4.6 billion, with sales in the food-distribution segment down 5.4% to $3.5 billion and sales in the retail-food segment up 1.6%

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