JOHNSTON A STRATEGIST, NOT A RETAILER

BOISE, Idaho - Larry Johnston, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Albertsons here, was more interested in the big picture and less concerned with store-level nuts-and-bolts, according to industry observers contacted by SN.Johnston joined the company in 2001 after a career at General Electric and swiftly slashed Albertsons' store base and implemented several technology initiatives.

BOISE, Idaho - Larry Johnston, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Albertsons here, was more interested in the big picture and less concerned with store-level nuts-and-bolts, according to industry observers contacted by SN.

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