Retiring CEO Steve Burd leaves his mark on Safeway

Steve Burd drew both fans and critics with his tactics during his two decades at the helm of grocery giant Safeway, but both groups agree that he led a transformation that snatched the company from the brink of ruin and built it into a supermarket powerhouse. Burd will officially retire at the company's annual shareholder meeting today.

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