TEXAS' UNITED PLANS TO DROP FLEMING, USE U.K.'S TBG

LUBBOCK, Texas -- United Supermarkets here, operator of 38 stores in Texas, said last week it plans to begin self-distribution by June 2000.The move represents further U.S. penetration for Tibbett & Britten Group, the third-party logistics specialist that will build, own and operate United's new distribution facility; it also marks the loss of another large customer for Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City.United

LUBBOCK, Texas -- United Supermarkets here, operator of 38 stores in Texas, said last week it plans to begin self-distribution by June 2000.

The move represents further U.S. penetration for Tibbett & Britten Group, the third-party logistics specialist that will build, own and operate United's new distribution facility; it also marks the loss of another large customer for Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City.

United said the new facility, a 485,000-square-foot distribution center he

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