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Safeway names president for Vons division


Pleasanton, Calif. -- Safeway Inc. named Lori Raya as president of its Vons division.

In her most recent position as senior VP, Main Meal, Raya had responsibility for the company's largest portfolio of center-store business units including ingredients, beverages and snacks.

"Lori's considerable breadth of experience running major retail units, as well as large perishable and non-perishable marketing functions within the company, make her an excellent fit for the leadership role at Vons," said Safeway's chairman, president, and CEO, Steve Burd. "That combined with her exceptional track record of success has positioned her perfectly to run one of our largest operating divisions."

Raya joined the company nearly 25 years ago as a clerk in the company's Denver division.

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