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Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter earnings jump 51%

Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter earnings jump 51%

BOISE, Idaho — Albertsons Cos.’ third quarter adjusted EBITDA rose 51.4% to $649.7 million, driven by an identical-store sales gain, increased gross profit and cost cutting. Sales and other revenue in the 12 weeks ended December 1 increased 1.8% from a year earlier to $13.8 billion, with identical-store sales rising 1.9%. “We continue to gain traction

Target Q3 profits and sales exceed expectations

Target Q3 profits and sales exceed expectations

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. on Wednesday posted fiscal third-quarter profits and sales that exceeded expectations. The retailer also raised its forecast for fourth-quarter sales and full-year earnings. Target earned $1.04 per share in the third quarter on sales of $16.4 billion. Analysts had expected earnings of 83 cents a share on $16.3 billion in revenue,