OKLAHOMA CITY — Food marketer Fleming Cos. yesterday said it would close five regional staff offices and cut employment by at least 2,000 as it works to improve performance.
The company said its Philadelphia distribution center, which has 400 to 500 employees, is not affected. But its King of Prussia office, which employs "a couple" of people, is among those to be closed, said Ron Frost, director of corporate communications.
Fleming is a wholesale grocery distributor for area Thriftway and Shop 'n Bag supermarkets. Stores will deal with the distribution center rather than regional offices, which may improve response times, Frost said.