Fleming Sees Nothing But Red in Third Quarter

Oct 23, 2002
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Fleming said that it lost $1.5 million or three cents per share in the third quarter on comparative operations to a $16.5 million profit and earnings of 35 cents a share last year.

Moderator’s Comment: Are Fleming’s problems worse than
the company is saying publicly?

Kmart remains Fleming’s biggest customer representing
approximately 20% of the wholesaler’s business. Fleming says that it has a contingency
plan drawn up should Kmart not make it. It better be a good one. [George
Anderson – Moderator


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