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• Pathmark reports an $8.5 million first quarter loss, compared to a loss of $5.4 million during the same period a year ago, which it said was due to expenses related to its expected acquisition by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P). Q1 sales were flat - $999 million, compared to $998.5 million a year ago.

• Target reports may sales of $4.3 billion, up 10.1 percent from the same period ago, on same-store sales that increased 5.8 percent.
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