Boise, Idaho-based supermarket giant Albertsons has posted earnings from continuing operations of US$220m, or US$0.54 per share, for its second quarter ended 1 August, up 13% year on year. Net earnings for Q2 reached US$253m, or US$0.62 per share, compared to a loss of US$151m, or US$0.37 loss per share, in the Q2 2001.