Although Safeway and Albertsons said no store closures were planned as a result of the pending merger of the two companies, it is possible that some stores could be divested to meet Federal Trade Commission antitrust requirements. “The FTC review may result in required divestitures — they 're not really classified as closures,” explained Robert Edwards, president and CEO of Safeway, in a conference call with analysts discussing the merger. As reported Thursday, Safeway ...
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