PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said yesterday it is always looking for "good, solid real estate opportunities, and we recognize there are always a variety of shopping experiences that customers are looking for." However, a spokeswoman told SN the chain would not comment on reports it is seeking real estate in Northern California to accommodate a 20,000-square-foot store format. "We don't discuss possible real estate acquisitions until we are ready to announce something," she said. ...

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