PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway said last week it is optimistic that adding non-core businesses will enable it to grow operating income over the next three years. “Our core business is a relatively low-growth business, particularly in this economic environment,” Steve Burd, chairman, president and chief executive officer, said. “But we’ve seen extraordinary growth in the Blackhawk gift card business, as well as in the property development center business we ...
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