CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark here has empowered itself onto the comeback trail. Nine months after emerging from bankruptcy, Pathmark reported two consecutive quarters of turnaround results, indicating, according to several analysts, that the chain is well on its way to regaining a dominant market-share position. Comp-store sales for the first quarter, ending May 5, increased 3.1%. This marked a 12-year high, excluding the second quarter of 1994, which was skewed slightly higher due to a ...

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