(April 15) Des Hague recently left his position as president of perishables for Pleasanton, Calif.-based Safeway Inc. "to pursue other business opportunities," according to a news release. He will be succeeded by Kelly Griffith, most recently president of Safeway's Portland Division. Griffith joined the company 28 years ago in the Seattle Division. Safeway also announced that Tom Schwilke, group vice president, produce and floral, will be promoted to division president in Texas.