Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Fresh & Awful

Here is a Bloomberg article on British retailer Tesco's plans to leave the US market through the sale or closure of its Fresh & Easy grocery stores.  There is a Fresh & Easy store near my house and it's a horrible shopping experience.  It has limited inventory (part of Fresh & Easy's concept) and its non-house brand inventory is expensive.  I never shop at Fresh & Easy for more than a handful of items, usually food and grocery basics, but it never fails that Fresh & Easy is out of stock or does not carry one or more of things I went in to buy.  I don't like to see stores fail, but the Fresh & Easy concept has been a missed opportunity from the start.

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