A Wholesaler's Warehouse Full Of Woes

A restructuring fails to turn Fleming Cos. around

It was a rare bit of good news for Robert E. Stauth, chief executive of grocery wholesaler Fleming Cos. In June, three months after Fleming was fined $211 million in a fraud and deceptive practices suit filed by former customer David's Supermarkets Inc., the decision was thrown out. A new trial was ordered when it was discovered that the judge once had financial ties to David's founder.

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