PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway here said last week it plans to sell a minority stake early next year in Blackhawk Network Holdings, its gift-card subsidiary — a move analysts said could generate more than $750 million while enabling Safeway to continue to reap benefits from Blackhawk’s growth. Safeway said it plans to file a registration statement for a potential initial public offering of Blackhawk and expects to execute the deal during the first half of ...

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