TORONTO — Loblaw's fourth-quarter financials showed progress in its turnaround program, but company officials are bracing for a difficult year ahead. A worsening economy, along with needed investments in store renovations and technology infrastructure, would “challenge results” in fiscal 2009, which began Jan. 4, Loblaw officials said in a conference call last week. “People have accused me of being too cautious about this, but I think this will be a very tough year and I don't think we've ...

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