INDUSTRY PONDERS PATHMARK'S FUTURE DIRECTION

CARTERET, N.J. -- Last week's surprise unraveling of the Ahold deal has led to intense speculation about the future of Pathmark here, which had been counting on Ahold's funding.Industry observers pointed to a number of other supermarket companies that may place bids now that Netherlands-based Ahold is out of the picture, but they also said Pathmark, Carteret, N.J., may have to go it alone as a leveraged

CARTERET, N.J. -- Last week's surprise unraveling of the Ahold deal has led to intense speculation about the future of Pathmark here, which had been counting on Ahold's funding.

Industry observers pointed to a number of other supermarket companies that may place bids now that Netherlands-based Ahold is out of the picture, but they also said Pathmark, Carteret, N.J., may have to go it alone as a leveraged company.

Observers also shed light on the reasons for the deal's breakup

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