This excerpt taken from the SWY 8-K filed Mar 15, 2005.
Business Relationships With Suppliers
The Company deals fairly and honestly with its suppliers. This means that our relationships with suppliers are based primarily on price, quality, service and reputation. Employees dealing with suppliers should carefully guard their objectivity. Specifically, no employee should accept or solicit any personal benefit from a supplier or potential supplier that might compromise, or appear to compromise, his/her objective assessment of the suppliers products and prices. The only basis for any business decision at Safeway must be the Companys best interests. Any private business between you and a supplier must be conducted with no special advantage sought or accepted by reason of your Company position.