37. THE SHAREHOLDER
Key developments: Forced Safeway to make board changes; ongoing influence on company decision-making.
What's next: Keeping an eye on earnings performance at public chains.
Steve Burd won his battle with shareholders this year and was able to keep his job as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif.
Yet are Safeway and other publicly owned companies losing the war?
Activist shareholders li