IS PATHMARK AN ACQUISITION TARGET?

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here may be an acquisition target for a number of operators, according to persistent trade reports.Among possible buyers, various observers told SN, are J. Sainsbury, London; Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York. Pathmark officials declined comment on the reports. A chain executive instead said Pathmark hopes to revive its

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here may be an acquisition target for a number of operators, according to persistent trade reports.

Among possible buyers, various observers told SN, are J. Sainsbury, London; Ahold, Zaandam, the Netherlands, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York. Pathmark officials declined comment on the reports. A chain executive instead said Pathmark hopes to revive its plans for an initial public offering, which was aborted in the spring of 1993.

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