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Safeway

COMPANY

Supermarket chain formed 1926 by the merger of M. B. Skaggs' Skaggs Stores with the Sam Seelig Company. It was acquired by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts in 1986. After extensive restructuring and the sale of half its stores, Safeway was made a public company again in 1990. It presently has 1,775 stores in North America, operating under the Safeway brand and a variety of lesser names including Carrs (Alaska), Casa Ley (Mexico), Dominick's (Illinois), Genuardi's (Pennsylvania), Pak 'n' Save (California), Randall's (Texas), Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy (Texas), and Vons (California).

Official Website:
http://www.safeway.com/

Industry:
Retail

Ticker:
NYSE:SWY

Corporate headquarters:
Pleasanton, CA

Sales:
$38.4B (2005)

Employees:
200,000

EXECUTIVES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Burd
Business
1949   CEO of Safeway
Brian C. Cornell
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Michaels Stores
Charles K. Crovitz
Business
c. 1953   EVP at Gap, 1998-2003
Julian C. Day
Business
14-May-1952   CEO of Radio Shack
Jim Donald
Business
?   President and CEO of Starbucks
Lawrence V. Jackson
Business
c. 1953   Wal-Mart executive
Peter A. Magowan
Business
5-Apr-1942   President, San Francisco Giants
Charles E. Merrill
Business
19-Oct-1885 6-Oct-1956 Founder of Merrill Lynch
Vasant M. Prabhu
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Starwood Hotels
M. B. Skaggs
Business
5-Apr-1888 8-May-1976 Founder of Safeway

CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Burd
Business
1949   CEO of Safeway
Janet E. Grove
Business
c. 1952   Vice Chairman of Federated Stores
Mohan Gyani
Business
c. 1951   CEO of AT&T Wireless, 2000-03
Paul Hazen
Business
1941   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1995-98
Robert I. MacDonnell
Business
c. 1937   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Douglas F. Mackenzie
Business
c. 1959   Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Rebecca A. Stirn
Business
c. 1952   President of Aesthetic Sciences Corporation
William Y. Tauscher
Business
c. 1949   CEO of ComputerLand, 1987-99
Raymond G. Viault
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of General Mills, 1996-2004

PAST BOARD MEMBERS OR DIRECTORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Henry Kravis
Business
6-Jan-1944   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Peter A. Magowan
Business
5-Apr-1942   President, San Francisco Giants
George R. Roberts
Business
1944   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
M. B. Skaggs
Business
5-Apr-1888 8-May-1976 Founder of Safeway

EMPLOYMENT

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joe Albertson
Business
17-Oct-1906 20-Jan-1993 Founder of Albertson's
Kathryn Walt Hall
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Austria, 1997-2001
George W. Off
Business
c. 1947   Checkpoint Systems
Mike Vaska
Activist
1960   Discovery Institute


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