An Albertson's employee helps patrons carry their groceries to their cars at a store located at 9725 Fondren, Houston, Texas, Wednesday March 13, 2002. Albertson's Inc., the
second-largest U.S. grocer, raised profit forecasts for this year
as it increases store closings, and said earnings in the fourth
quarter exceeded estimates. Photographer: Craig Hartley/Bloomberg News.
Craig Hartley/Bloomberg News