PLEASANTON, Calif. — The selection Monday of Robert L. Edwards to succeed Steve Burd as chief executive officer of Safeway here promises continuity rather than any change of direction, analysts told SN. Edwards, who was named president of Safeway a year ago, will formally become CEO May 14, following the chain’s annual meeting. Succeeding Burd as Safeway’s chairman, with the title of non-executive chairman, will be T. Gary Rogers, the company’s lead independent ...

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