ALBERTSONS SEES MORE ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Albertsons has seen increased opportunities for acquisitions lately, but so far has found few that pass its screening for return on investment, Larry Johnston, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said at the company's annual shareholder meeting here last week."We continue to look for bolt-on acquisitions for all of our brands," he said, noting that current opportunities

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Albertsons has seen increased opportunities for acquisitions lately, but so far has found few that pass its screening for return on investment, Larry Johnston, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said at the company's annual shareholder meeting here last week.

"We continue to look for bolt-on acquisitions for all of our brands," he said, noting that current opportunities primarily involve individual stores or groups of stores rather than entire chains. H

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