PORTLAND, Ore. -- Kmart is testing new approaches to food at the Pantry sections of its Big K stores as a possible prelude to revamping its Super Kmart Centers, Dick King, interim general merchandising manager for Kmart food and consumables, said here last week. (For more on the conference, see Page 40.) King said he is working with Kmart to improve item selection, shrink reduction, advertising programs and promotional activities, "and if we can get those things right at the Pantry ...

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