Safeway cited among Burd’s achievements in his two decades at the helm: • Establishing a “culture of thrift and capital discipline.” • Developing the “Lifestyle” store format. • Forming a prepaid payment network — Blackhawk — that has become one of the largest distributors of gift cards in the world. 2012 Power 50: No. 3 Steve Burd He also accelerated Safeway’s efforts in charitable giving and sustainability, the ...

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