OKLAHOMA CITY -- Fleming Cos. here last week said it will purchase the family-owned H.G. Hill Stores chain in Nashville, Tenn., bringing the wholesaler a $75 million boost in supply business. As part of the agreement, Fleming would oversee the sale of the stores to independent operators, which would then be supplied exclusively by Fleming's 700,000-square-foot, Goodlettsville, Tenn., distribution center. The retailer is now self-distributing. "Fleming has bought the name and operations," ...

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