ALBERTSON'S REVENUES CLIMB FOR FOUR AND NINE WEEKS

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here said last week that sales increased 10.1% for the four weeks ended Jan. 2 and 9.8% for the nine-week period. It did not disclose specific dollar figures. ke it more convenient for [securities] analysts," a company official told SN last week.The monthly sales information also began shortly after Albertson's disclosed that earnings for the third quarter ended Oct. 31

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertson's here said last week that sales increased 10.1% for the four weeks ended Jan. 2 and 9.8% for the nine-week period. It did not disclose specific dollar figures.

ke it more convenient for [securities] analysts," a company official told SN last week.

The monthly sales information also began shortly after Albertson's disclosed that earnings for the third quarter ended Oct. 31 and the fourth quarter ending Jan. 30 would be lower than expected because of increased investments in customer service, home-meal replacement, employee training and competitive promotions.