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Safeway announces management change in Seattle Division


Pleasanton, Calif. -- Safeway Inc. said Tuesday that Steve Frisby, president of its Portland division, will assume added responsibility for the company's Seattle division.

Frisby replaces Greg Sparks, who is leaving to pursue another business opportunity.

Frisby joined Safeway in 1972 and progressed through the retail ranks in three of the company's operating divisions. Following a brief assignment at corporate headquarters, he served as VP retail operations in Northern California and later in the Portland division. He was named president of Safeway's Texas division in 2002 and Portland president in 2008.

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