SAN RAMON, Calif. -- Safeway said it's trying to lay the foundation to beat back the supercenter threat and restore its sales and earnings growth to industry-leading levels. Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer, told an investors conference here he is confident the company will succeed. "We will rely on our ability to out-execute everybody," he said. "There will be no one more determined, more tenacious, more focused and more willing to work hard than we are because ...

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