PLEASANTON, Calif. -- Safeway here will start construction of a new 686,000-square-foot distribution center complex in Bowie, Md., this month, with separate buildings for perishables and dry grocery. With the addition of a truck-repair garage, administration building and salvage warehouse, the facility will total more than 700,000 square feet. This new facility replaces a 1950s-era complex in Landover, Md., where perishables and dry grocery were housed in one building. Craig Muckle, ...

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