CARTERET, N.J. -- Pathmark Stores here said it plans to become a public company later this year after filing a prepackaged reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court -- a move likely to make the chain more attractive to potential buyers, industry observers told SN last week. operate without both hands tied behind our back, as we have for the last 13 years. "That would certainly make us more attractive [to potential buyers], but that's not the reason for taking this action." Asked ...

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