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June 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Fleming to Buy Scrivner: The two rival food distributors have agreed to merge in a $1-billion deal that would create the nation's leading supplier to grocery stores and supermarkets. The purchase by Oklahoma City-based Fleming Companies Inc. of cross-town competitor Scrivner Inc., owned by Franz Haniel & Cie, a privately held German company, marks the latest combination in a business that has been consolidating for some time.
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June 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Two food-distribution rivals have agreed to merge in a $1-billion deal that would create the nation's leading supplier to grocery stores and supermarkets. The announcement Wednesday that Fleming Cos. is buying cross-town competitor Scrivner Inc. marks the latest combination in a business that has been consolidating for some time. "This is the type of opportunity that comes up in this business every 10 or 20 years--where the size, location and price were exactly right," said Robert E.
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