REPACKAGING FLEMING'S ASSETS

KEENE, N.H. -- C&S Wholesale Grocers here had hoped to become a wholesaler of national scope when it acquired the assets of Dallas-based Fleming for $400 million last August, Mark Gross, executive vice president, told SN.However, things didn't go according to plan."Our purpose [in acquiring Fleming] was to grow our business," Gross explained. "That's the reason we entered into negotiations with Fleming

KEENE, N.H. -- C&S Wholesale Grocers here had hoped to become a wholesaler of national scope when it acquired the assets of Dallas-based Fleming for $400 million last August, Mark Gross, executive vice president, told SN.

However, things didn't go according to plan.

"Our purpose [in acquiring Fleming] was to grow our business," Gross explained. "That's the reason we entered into negotiations with Fleming -- to expand into a lot of markets we weren't in.

"But afte

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