PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said Friday that Bruce Everette is retiring as the chain’s executive vice president of retail operations after a 44-year career with the company. Kelly Griffith, currently Safeway’s president of merchandising, has been named to succeed Everette. Everette’s career began in 1968 as a clerk in Virginia. He then worked his way up the retail management ranks, holding positions in several geographies, including Oklahoma, Arizona, ...

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