A&P Sales Up, Losses Continue

Sales are moving again at Pathmark, but they're coming at a cost. Issues related to a change in how Pathmark made forward buys, as well as a lag between accepting price increases and passing them along to shoppers, dragged margins down at Pathmark and contributed to a $17.4 million quarterly loss for parent A&P here, the retailer said last week. EBITDA of $67.1 million, and a loss per

MONTVALE, N.J. — Sales are moving again at Pathmark, but they're coming at a cost.

Issues related to a change in how Pathmark made forward buys, as well as a lag between accepting price increases and passing them along to shoppers, dragged margins down at Pathmark and contributed to a $17.4 million quarterly loss for parent A&P here, the retailer said last week.

EBITDA of $67.1 million, and a loss per share of $1.75 for the second quarter, which ended Sept. 6, were

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