VONS, SAFEWAY SET TO TIE KNOT TOMORROW

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- The merger of Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., into Safeway here is expected to be completed tomorrow when Vons shareholders vote at a special meeting.Consummation of the deal would make Safeway the No. 2 U.S. supermarket operator and open a new chapter in southern California retailing with synergistic opportunities for the merged entity, observers said.Once Vons shareholders have

PLEASANTON, Calif. -- The merger of Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., into Safeway here is expected to be completed tomorrow when Vons shareholders vote at a special meeting.

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