Robert Edwards has made his mark quickly as the new chief executive officer of Safeway with the pending sale of the chain’s Canadian assets — announced less than a month after his promotion to succeed Steve Burd. Safeway, based in Pleasanton, Calif., said in mid-June it plans to sell its 223 stores and 12 manufacturing facilities in Canada to Sobeys for $5.7 billion (U.S.) — a deal that would seem to imply a more shareholder-friendly approach to corporate governance, ...

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