Key developments: Conversion of 17 Albertsons stores to the discount Super Saver banner and buying small, high-end Bristol Farms; investing in technology and management to spur growth. What's next: Keeping costs low while waiting for the economic climate to get sunnier; a growing presence in Southern California. Larry Johnston has big plans for Albertsons, and he hasn't let limited short-term sales gains in the past year affect his long-term goals for the company. While cutting costs, ...

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