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Campbell Heirs Unite Against Third Point

Family support for board seen as key blow to activist investor.

Retailers

More Sale-Leasebacks Likely for Albertsons

New CEO Jim Donald won't rule out acquisitions, but debt reduction remains a priority.

The retailer will again reel in new store growth while expecting sales to grow in stores and online.

The retailer said sales and margins improved amid cost reductions and strong e-commerce growth; IT integration complete.

Duetsche Bank research details "inflection point" in adoption and forecasts widespread margin pressures.

Pork deflation intensifies in September, while cereal and beverage retail prices climb.

The ShopRite operator said comps fell on competitive openings, while higher expenses trimmed earnings.

The eight-store chain cited construction costs, arbitration award in bankruptcy filing.

A larger and more diverse supplier preps for a consolidating industry; anticipates "great success" selling retail.

The distributor said increased sales to Whole Foods weighed on margins and contributed to below-plan profits.