SAN DIEGO -- Big Bear Markets here has sold its six-store Cook's Markets division to Gary Cook for an undisclosed amount. k had no previous connection with the stores; the fact that his last name is the same as the stores' is coincidental, the observers said. Following the sale, Big Bear Markets will have sold in the past year all but one of the 24 stores it once operated. Fleming Cos., Oklahoma City, agreed to help finance the sale of most of the stores to independent operators to secure ...

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