OBSERVERS SEE THREE MAIN CAUSES

MESA, Ariz. -- While Megafoods Stores' Chapter 11 filing last week was influenced by many factors, three separate issues in particular played a big role in Megafoods' troubles, according to observers.The disagreement with its primary supplier, Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, over terms of a new five-year supply agreement.That disagreement put into limbo the return of an estimated $7 million to $10 million

MESA, Ariz. -- While Megafoods Stores' Chapter 11 filing last week was influenced by many factors, three separate issues in particular played a big role in Megafoods' troubles, according to observers.

The disagreement with its primary supplier, Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, over terms of a new five-year supply agreement.

That disagreement put into limbo the return of an estimated $7 million to $10 million from its working-capital deposit with the supplier. Megafoods here had ea

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