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.

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