Analysts Positive on Safeway's Chicago Exit

PLEASANTON, Calif. — The decision by Safeway to exit its Chicago division was met with positive reactions by several industry analysts after the chain said it would dispose of its 72 Dominick's stores there by early next year, though most doubted it would be able to sell all the stores to other supermarket operators.

Concurrent with the announcement, Safeway said it had already sold four of the Chica

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