'SALE OF THE CENTURY' PROMOTIONS AT PATHMARK AND KEY FOOD

CARTERET, N.J. -- The Pathmark chain here ran a two-week promotion with a 12-page circular announcing its "Sale of the Century." Although many dry grocery items were on special, Rich Savner, a spokesman for Pathmark, said there was no stock-up-for-Y2K intent."I would term it as a merchandising/sales opportunity to celebrate the new millennium. When I hear 'Y2K,' I associate that with panic and hoarding,

CARTERET, N.J. -- The Pathmark chain here ran a two-week promotion with a 12-page circular announcing its "Sale of the Century." Although many dry grocery items were on special, Rich Savner, a spokesman for Pathmark, said there was no stock-up-for-Y2K intent.

"I would term it as a merchandising/sales opportunity to celebrate the new millennium. When I hear 'Y2K,' I associate that with panic and hoarding, and that's not what we are doing here. We also promoted the sale of platters and

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