WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- Canada Safeway's attempt to prevent teenagers from buying cigarettes backfired at most of its 27 supermarkets here. Last month, Safeway's Canadian headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, ordered its 200 outlets between Winnipeg and Vancouver to move tobacco products from behind cash registers to customer-service booths. Management believed that older service-desk personnel would be less reluctant than younger cashiers to demand proof of age. Under Safeway policy, anyone who ...
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