SMITTY'S CHALLENGES FLEMING CONTRACT

PHOENIX -- Smitty's Super Valu here has notified Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, that it will cease to be a customer of Fleming's local distribution center after March 1 unless Fleming is willing to match a competing supply offer.enix-area competitor -- possibly Safeway -- and to supplement that merchandise with goods from the Food 4 Less distribution center in southern California. Yucaipa Cos., Los

PHOENIX -- Smitty's Super Valu here has notified Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, that it will cease to be a customer of Fleming's local distribution center after March 1 unless Fleming is willing to match a competing supply offer.

enix-area competitor -- possibly Safeway -- and to supplement that merchandise with goods from the Food 4 Less distribution center in southern California. Yucaipa Cos., Los Angeles, owns both Smitty's and Food 4 Less.

Officials at Yucaipa and Safeway c

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