International news analysis: Safeway weighs up sale options in tough market

Safeway has confirmed it is in discussions about a possible sale

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The US’s biggest grocers have had a rough time of late. Walmart’s fourth-quarter and full-year results last week left much to be desired, while Supervalu was forced to sell big chunks of its business last year.

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