Steve Burd is shifting his focus at Safeway. After 20 years as chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company, Burd gave up the title of president in April to Robert Edwards so he could devote more time to a variety of strategic initiatives. It marks the first time Burd has turned over executive-level responsibility for the core food retail business to another individual, observers pointed out. In announcing the change, Burd said the ...

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