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  Wal-Mart threatening grocery competitors

Safeway faces stiff competition as a retail grocer, and with Wal-Mart's market share increasing, the competition will only grow in the upcoming years. Although Safeway's "lifestyle" campaign has differentiated the company from other grocery retailers, it has also branded the company as a more expensive choice for shoppers. As consumers are looking to trade down during tough economic times, Safeway is not well positioned to compete with Wal-Mart and other lower cost rivals.

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  Tremendous debt from expansion efforts

In the past Safeway's most significant expansion resulted in tremendous debt that topped out at USD 3.1 billion. With a negative expansion history, Safeway may be hesitant to explore new markets.

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  Safeway's risk ranking has gone from "low" to "moderate"

The Key ranking for Safeway was increased from 4 Key Low to 3 Key Moderate on Thursday, April 2 2009. Key rankings look at numerous factors related to company stocks. It is intended as a guide for investors interested in investing in this underlying stock.

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