ARCADIA, Calif. -- Safeway could expand the operating area for its Chicago-area Dominick's Supermarkets chain by 200 to 300 miles, Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway, told the company's annual meeting here last week. According to Burd, the distance between the Dominick's distribution center in Northlake, Ill., and the store farthest away is only 35 miles, compared with northern California, "where there are fewer than a dozen stores that close to the ...

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