PATHMARK SALES SLIP 2.4% IN QUARTER, LOSS DEEPENS

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here said last week sales declined for the first quarter ended May 1 as a result of three store closings in the prior year.ed 2.4% to $894.5 million, while same-store sales fell 0.8%. The company said the drop in sales was a result of the closing of three stores a year ago, which was partially offset by one new store opening in the Harlem section of New York City

CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here said last week sales declined for the first quarter ended May 1 as a result of three store closings in the prior year.

ed 2.4% to $894.5 million, while same-store sales fell 0.8%. The company said the drop in sales was a result of the closing of three stores a year ago, which was partially offset by one new store opening in the Harlem section of New York City during the quarter.

The company said it had a net loss for the quarter of $9.2 m

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