PATHMARK ACHIEVES PROFIT AMID FLAT SALES

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here said last week the company achieved a profit for the fourth quarter and year ended Feb. 1, despite flat sales caused by a difficult economy and competitive sales environment.During a conference call with industry analysts, Eileen Scott, Pathmark's chief executive officer, attributed the results to the company's "improved promotional approach, expense-control

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here said last week the company achieved a profit for the fourth quarter and year ended Feb. 1, despite flat sales caused by a difficult economy and competitive sales environment.

During a conference call with industry analysts, Eileen Scott, Pathmark's chief executive officer, attributed the results to the company's "improved promotional approach, expense-control program and conservative approach to capital investment."

Frank Vitrano, Pathmar

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