ALBERTSON'S POSTS RECORD SALES, NET IN 3RD QUARTER

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here reported record sales and earnings for the third quarter and increased sales and earnings for the 39 weeks ended Nov. 3. Net income rose 50.4% for the 13-week quarter to $94.3 million, and 25.4% to $266.8 million for the 39 weeks. Excluding an accounting change, earnings for the 39 weeks rose 28.4% to $273.2 million. Last year's third-quarter results included a nonrecurring

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here reported record sales and earnings for the third quarter and increased sales and earnings for the 39 weeks ended Nov. 3. Net income rose 50.4% for the 13-week quarter to $94.3 million, and 25.4% to $266.8 million for the 39 weeks. Excluding an accounting change, earnings for the 39 weeks rose 28.4% to $273.2 million. Last year's third-quarter results included a nonrecurring charge for a sex discrimination lawsuit, a decrease in interest expense due to resol

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