MINNEAPOLIS — Wall Street had a generally positive reaction last week to year-end financial results from Supervalu here. For John Heinbockel, an analyst with Goldman Sachs, New York, operating income beat most expectations by $10 million to $15 million, “even stripping out Albertsons' merger synergies, which were also better than expected,” he noted. When adjusted for a shift of Thanksgiving into the third quarter, identical-store sales in the company's retail segment were down 1.2%, “in ...

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