Safeway will continue to "kick tires" in search of additional acquisitions, but it doesn't intend to overpay, Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Pleasanton, Calif.-based chain, said here. Speaking at the annual Food and Drug Retail Conference sponsored by Credit Suisse First Boston, Burd said, "People ask me about the climate for acquisitions, and I tell them that over the last two years, there was probably more activity among companies looking at potential ...

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