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BRUNO'S, Birmingham, Ala., has reportedly submitted a plan of reorganization to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware instead of asking for an extension, as it had been expected to do. However, a hearing to consider a request by the chain's subordinated noteholders to appoint an examiner to investigate the company's records was postponed until June 9 after being adjourned with no action taken two

BRUNO'S, Birmingham, Ala., has reportedly submitted a plan of reorganization to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware instead of asking for an extension, as it had been expected to do. However, a hearing to consider a request by the chain's subordinated noteholders to appoint an examiner to investigate the company's records was postponed until June 9 after being adjourned with no action taken two weeks ago. Bruno's has been operating as a debtor-in-possession since filing for Chapter 11 protection Feb. 2, 1998.

and eight units of Ashcraft's Markets, Harrison, Mich.

FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE and the FMI Foundation said contributions to the industry's Safeguarding Our Last Link campaign have reached $7 million. The campaign, whose overall goal is $10 million, is expected to continue through the year.