PATHMARK REPORTS QUARTERLY LOSS

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here, which last month had warned of a disappointing first quarter, announced a loss of $1.8 million and a 1.5% sales decline for the 13 weeks ended May 1.Sales of $990.1 million decreased 1.5% from $1 billion during the same period one year ago and same-store sales dropped by 1.4%. The operating loss of $1.8 million, or 6 cents a share, was down from earnings of

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here, which last month had warned of a disappointing first quarter, announced a loss of $1.8 million and a 1.5% sales decline for the 13 weeks ended May 1.

Sales of $990.1 million decreased 1.5% from $1 billion during the same period one year ago and same-store sales dropped by 1.4%. The operating loss of $1.8 million, or 6 cents a share, was down from earnings of $900,000 in the same period a year ago.

The results for the first quarter includ

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