SAFEWAY ALASKA TALKS TO STAY PRIVATE

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Safeway has won the right to keep private its negotiations for the sale of seven Alaska supermarkets.R However, representatives of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group, which originally tried to block Safeway's acquisition of Carr Gottstein Foods here, said the ruling denies consumers "meaningful input" on who will buy the stores.At the time the merger agreement was completed

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Safeway has won the right to keep private its negotiations for the sale of seven Alaska supermarkets.

R> However, representatives of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group, which originally tried to block Safeway's acquisition of Carr Gottstein Foods here, said the ruling denies consumers "meaningful input" on who will buy the stores.

At the time the merger agreement was completed late last year, Safeway operated 12 stores in Alaska and Carr Gottstei

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