ETHNIC FOODS A STAPLE AT NYC PATHMARK

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, N.Y. -- Pathmark Stores' new 60,000-square-foot unit here in an underserved area of southeast Queens has an extended line of ethnic products, including the largest allocation of West Indian-Caribbean products -- 36 feet -- of any store in the company.Actually 11 years in the planning, the new store was greeted with enthusiasm by members of the community. The neighborhood is about

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS, N.Y. -- Pathmark Stores' new 60,000-square-foot unit here in an underserved area of southeast Queens has an extended line of ethnic products, including the largest allocation of West Indian-Caribbean products -- 36 feet -- of any store in the company.

Actually 11 years in the planning, the new store was greeted with enthusiasm by members of the community. The neighborhood is about 70% African-American, 15% Hispanic, 5% Irish and 2% Italian, with a median household

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