Steve Burd, who joined Safeway 20 years ago as president and became CEO shortly thereafter, plans to retire in May. Burd, who is also chairman, says he will help search for a successor. The company will consider internal and external candidates.
Mike's Super Valu, an independent grocery in Watford City, N.D., run for 29 years by Mike and Sue Tschetter, has been acquired by Coborn's. The St. Cloud, Minn., chain is expanding in North Dakota and will transfer Mike's Super Valu employees to a Cash Wise store being built in Watford City.