BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here plans to merchandise each category in the center store "as if it is the only category we have," Peter Lynch, president and chief operating officer, said last week during a conference call with securities analysts in the wake of an earnings shortfall in the second quarter ended Aug. 3. "We'll eliminate underperforming stockkeeping units to accommodate the appropriate varieties and to avoid duplication," he said, "with the objective in each category of ...

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