5. LARRY JOHNSTON

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

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.

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