BURD SEES OPPORTUNITIES FROM SALE OF ALBERTSONS

PLEASANTON, Calif. - The sale and subsequent breakup of Albertsons is "loaded with opportunity" for Safeway, according to Steve Burd, chairman and chief executive officer of the retailer here."There's nothing in the Supervalu-Albertsons deal that bothers us," Burd said in a conference call with analysts last week.Of particular interest to Safeway are markets where Cerberus Capital and several real

PLEASANTON, Calif. - The sale and subsequent breakup of Albertsons is "loaded with opportunity" for Safeway, according to Steve Burd, chairman and chief executive officer of the retailer here.

"There's nothing in the Supervalu-Albertsons deal that bothers us," Burd said in a conference call with analysts last week.

Of particular interest to Safeway are markets where Cerberus Capital and several real estate partners will take over Albertsons' underperforming stores. Safeway ope

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