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Friday, December 7, 2007

New Eats


The Oakland Tribune reports that the Central Station community will soon have access to a new grocery option provided by U.K. based grocer Tesco. The store, Fresh and Easy, focuses on creating well priced neighborhood markets. The Tribune reports:

"Fresh and Easy, the U.S. branch of U.K. grocer Tesco, signed a lease in early November with developers JLG Associates to occupy the 27,000-square-foot space previously occupied by the Eugene Market...

Tesco launched in America two years ago, testing the market for American tastes. Last month, Fresh and Easy opened 122 stores in Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas. The outlet in the Jack London Gateway will be its first in Northern California....

"Smaller than the usual supermarket, our neighborhood-sized stores are easily accessible and offer everything from everyday staples to gourmet items," states the chain's Web site."

The Jack London Gateway shopping center is located about 1.5 miles from the Pacific Cannery Lofts. This adds another option in addition to the Lake Merritt Whole Foods, Emeryville Trader Joe's, and Berkeley Bowl's upcoming store on Ashby.

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Blogger Marcus Johnson said...

Fresh & Easy announces 18 Bay Area stores, East Bay Business Times

Eleven of the 18 new stores to be opened by Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will be located in the greater East Bay, according to an announcement made by company officials Wednesday.

It will be be the second wave of stores opened by Fresh & Easy, which has already debuted dozens of stores in Southern California, as well as in the Las Vegas and Phoenix metropolitan areas. Fresh & Easy is owned by Tesco plc, a British supermarket giant that operates thousands of stores throughout Europe and Asia.

In the greater East Bay, the chain will open two stores each in Antioch and Hayward, as well as one each in Oakland, Walnut Creek, Concord, Danville, Oakley, Vallejo and Fairfield. In other parts of the Bay Area, the chain will open two stores each in San Francisco and San Jose, as well as individual stores in Napa, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

For the full story go to: http://www.bizjournals.com/eastbay/stories/2008/01/28/daily45.html?f=et62&ana=e_du

January 30, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

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