CHICAGO, March 13 Safeway Inc. SWY.N, the No. 3 U.S. grocer, could find some acquisition opportunities as the result of consolidation in its industry, Safeway's chief financial officer said on Tuesday.
The comment by Chief Financial Officer Robert Edwards came during a presentation at an analysts' conference.
Recently announced deals in the grocery industry include Whole Foods Market Inc.'s WFMI.O plan to acquire Wild Oats Markets Inc. OATS.O and Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc.'s GAP.N plan to buy Pathmark Stores Inc. PTMK.O.
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