FLEMING SAYS KMART STORE CLOSINGS NO SURPRISE

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it was not caught off guard by the announcement that its largest customer, Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., would make another round of store closings.Several hours before Kmart officially announced the closings, during a conference call with industry analysts to discuss preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 28, Mark Hansen, Fleming's chairman

DALLAS -- Fleming here said last week it was not caught off guard by the announcement that its largest customer, Kmart Corp., Troy, Mich., would make another round of store closings.

Several hours before Kmart officially announced the closings, during a conference call with industry analysts to discuss preliminary results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 28, Mark Hansen, Fleming's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "Our goal is to create a more balanced customer por

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