KMART SHIFTS TO MULTIPLE SOURCING FOR FOODSTUFFS

TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. here said last week its transition away from Fleming has gone "way better than expected."Julian Day, chairman and chief executive officer, said Kmart is using "six major outside perishables wholesalers and a large number of smaller folk -- in the region of 100 to 120-plus" to supply products formerly supplied by Fleming."At this point we don't want to share who they are,

TROY, Mich. -- Kmart Corp. here said last week its transition away from Fleming has gone "way better than expected."

Julian Day, chairman and chief executive officer, said Kmart is using "six major outside perishables wholesalers and a large number of smaller folk -- in the region of 100 to 120-plus" to supply products formerly supplied by Fleming.

"At this point we don't want to share who they are, though you can imagine who they would be," he added.

Surprisingly, one

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