MORE SAFEWAY ACQUISITIONS ARE EXPECTED

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Now that Safeway has opened the acquisition door, industry analysts say they expect more to come.The basis for their anticipation is the pending merger of Safeway with Carr Gottstein Foods, Anchorage, Alaska -- which comes more than a year after Safeway completed its acquisition of Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif.Safeway said earlier this month it will pay $330 million for the 49-store

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Now that Safeway has opened the acquisition door, industry analysts say they expect more to come.

The basis for their anticipation is the pending merger of Safeway with Carr Gottstein Foods, Anchorage, Alaska -- which comes more than a year after Safeway completed its acquisition of Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif.

Safeway said earlier this month it will pay $330 million for the 49-store chain, including $110 million of equity and $220 million of debt. The comp

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