OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's been a difficult five years for Robert E. Stauth as chief executive officer of Fleming Cos. here, although it started triumphantly with the acquisition of crosstown rival Scrivner. chief executive officer. July 1994: Fleming acquires Scrivner for $1.085 billion in an effort aimed primarily at gaining control of Scrivner's corporate-owned retail store base of 186 units. The two companies' combine for sales of $19 billion, making Fleming the top-volume U.S. wholesaler ...

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