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• Pathmark announced that its preliminary first quarter sales were $998.6 million compared to $1,002.5 million in the prior year's first quarter, with same-store sales that were essentially flat.

• Walgreen Co. reported April sales of $3.9 billion 948,015,000, an increase of 13.1 percent from $3.5 billion during the same month a year ago. Same-store sales were up 8.4 percent.
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