I'm pretty sure that Albertson's is profitable solely due to it's location. It is very convenient and the lines are usually pretty short. The people are nice and I like the small town feel of the place, but their prices seem to be double Walmart and United. I remember shopping there in college. I think my 3 packets of ramen noodles and 4 totinos pizzas cost me like $75. Well maybe it wasn't quite that high, but it was still almost double good old Walmart.