Both Kroger Co. and Safeway said they plan to increase capital spending in the range of 10%-plus in 2013, while Wal-Mart cuts back. At Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway, new initiatives such as pharmacy-area upgrades and a new layout for Center Store, as well as technology investments in the Just for U marketing initiative, are driving spending, even as the company enjoys longer life from the Lifestyle remodels it began rolling out in 2006. Safeway said it expects to spend between $1 ...
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