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.