Safeway Gets New President

Safeway Inc. has named Robert Edwards as its new president with overall responsibility for the company's retail operations, marketing, merchandising, corporate brands, manufacturing, distribution and finance functions.

Edwards has served as Safeway's EVP and CFO since 2004, and will continue as CFO until a successor is named to that position. Safeway EVP Larree Renda will assume additional responsibilities for real estate (including property development centers) and information technology.

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