PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway’s strategic planning for the next few years is based on the assumption the economy will improve gradually, Steve Burd (right), chairman and chief executive officer, told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting here.
The most important numbers to watch are not unemployment figures but the consumer confidence index, he said, “because as consumers become more confident, they will change their shopping habits and the economy will ...
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