PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway’s Blackhawk Network gift card subsidiary has set up offices in Germany, France and Australia, and plans to sell product in those countries by the end of the year, Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Safeway here, said last week during an earnings call. Safeway established Blackhawk in 2001 as a prepaid card and payment network. It is now a third-party supplier of gift cards in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the U.K., and is selling cards ...
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