ORLANDO, Fla. -- Steve Burd, Safeway‘s chairman, president and chief executive officer, urged food industry leaders yesterday to follow his company‘s lead in embracing market-based health care solutions as a means of cutting costs and helping to solve a national health care crisis. Burd told the Food Marketing Institute‘s Midwinter Executive Conference here that Safeway has significantly reduced health care costs at a time when such expenses are skyrocketing throughout U.S. industry. It has ...

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