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FLEMING, RANDALL'S FINALIZE GARLAND, TEXAS ACQUISITION

 OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleming Companies, Inc. (NYSE: FLM), and Randall's Food Markets, Inc., today announced completion of Fleming's acquisition of Tom Thumb's 1.2 million square foot warehouse located in Garland, Texas. As previously reported, Fleming will realize significant new business as a result of the acquisition, which includes a long-term supply agreement. Fleming will immediately begin serving 61 Tom Thumb stores in Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin from that facility, which will employ approximately 110 associates initially.
 Dean Werries, Fleming's chairman and chief executive officer, said, "North Central Texas is a very important market for our company, and this acquisition greatly enhances our position there. Our current customers will benefit also, through increased purchasing power in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex."
 Robert R. Onstead, chairman and chief executive officer of Randall's said, "This new arrangement strengthens the long and mutually rewarding relationship we have enjoyed with Fleming over the years. A close association with a good wholesaler like Fleming is essential in our business."
 Randall's operates 110 large, state-of-the-art supermarkets in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin under the Randall's and Tom Thumb names.
 Fleming provides food, food related products and services to more than 4,800 stores in 36 states.
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 /CONTACT: Ron Frost, director - corporate communications, of Fleming Companies, Inc., 405-841-8125/
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CO: Fleming Companies, Inc.; Randall's Food Markets, Inc. ST: Oklahoma, Texas IN: FOD SU: TNM

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