SAFEWAY, PLEASANTON, CALIF., said Gregory Sparks has been named president of its Seattle division. Sparks succeeds Robert A. Diens, who is retiring after 33 years with the company. Sparks spent the last year as vice president, marketing operations, with the Seattle division. d Fred Meyer. Burkle aided Kroger in the successful integration of the two companies, Joe Pichler, Kroger's chairman and chief executive officer, said in a statement. Kroger also named Phyllis Norris as president of ...

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