ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A potential roadblock to the acquisition of Carr Gottstein Foods here by Safeway, Pleasanton, Calif., was lifted when the Alaska Public Interest Research Group settled a lawsuit against the companies. The settlement includes the creation of a citizens advisory committee that will meet regularly with Safeway representatives for nearly a year after the proposed $330 million merger closes. AKPIRG, a consumer advocacy group, and five Alaska residents filed a class-action ...

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