SAFEWAY DEAL LEAVES FLEMING 42 ABCOS TO SELL

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has agreed to acquire 11 units of Abco Desert Markets in Arizona from Dallas-based Fleming for an undisclosed price.The transaction leaves Fleming with 42 Abco units. Fleming had said in April 2000 it was developing a strategic plan that could result in the sale of nearly all its 161 conventional stores, while it proceeded to focus on its wholesale

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here said last week it has agreed to acquire 11 units of Abco Desert Markets in Arizona from Dallas-based Fleming for an undisclosed price.

The transaction leaves Fleming with 42 Abco units. Fleming had said in April 2000 it was developing a strategic plan that could result in the sale of nearly all its 161 conventional stores, while it proceeded to focus on its wholesale and value-pricing retail businesses.

In September, the company revised its o

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