PLEASANTON, Calif. — The pending departure of Brian Cornell as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Safeway here may have short-term negative implications for the chain, according to some analysts. Cornell said last week he will leave Safeway June 1 to search for the top leadership position at another company. He had joined Safeway from the CPG industry in mid-2004 and was a chief architect of the chain's “lifestyle” makeover strategy. “Cornell's departure has to be ...

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