Albertsons ID sales flatline under deflation

Rapid food price deflation led to flat identical-store sales gains in the fiscal second quarter for Albertsons Cos., the retailer said in a filing Wednesday.

The Boise, Idaho-based company published the financial details for the first 28 weeks of its fiscal year (a 16-week first quarter and 12-week second quarter ended Sept. 10) as part of an update to its stock registration statement for a planned initial public offering.

For the two-quarter period, Albertsons reported sa

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