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Back in the early ‘90s, when I worked in London and wrote frequently about the hi-jinks of the monarchy, I tried in vain to understand why the British clung to such an archaic institution. But this morning, with the arrival of The Royal Baby, I finally get it. The House of Windsor gives the British permission to ignore their political and economic woes, to escape from themselves.
LONDON — Tesco, Britain's largest retailer by sales, is to pull out of the U.S., selling off its lossmaking Fresh & Easy supermarket chain after it failed to transfer its winning formula from the U.K. to the western states.
The Fresh and Easy location at Southern Ave and Sossaman Road in Mesa will be closing after its parent company, Tesco, said it is pulling out of the U.S. [Tim Hacker/ Tribune]
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market first hit the Arizona grocery scene in 2007, catering to “wholesome food that doesn’t cost your whole paycheck.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market kicked off its fifth-annual Shop for Schools fundraising program last week. Through the program, Fresh & Easy has given more than $4 million to neighborhood schools to use for whatever they needed most, according to a news release.
The British owner of Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets has announced plans to close six stores in the Valley -- and all but one are in the East Valley.
A subtle change is occurring at Wal-Mart's four Marketside grocery stores, which the company is testing with Arizona shoppers.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market will take over part of a Sunflower Market that closed more than a year ago, leaving a gaping hole at a major Gilbert crossroads.
Fresh & Easy is continuing its rollout of new locations but at a slower clip as the recession continues to grip the economy.
Fresh & Easy grocery stores on Wednesday will open the doors to one of its neighborhood-centric markets near Greenfield and Warner roads in Gilbert.
Just over two years ago, I began my first Retail Corridor column with the oft-cited quote by the famous Chinese Taoist philosopher, Lao-Tzu: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a subsidiary of the United Kingdom-based grocer Tesco, is about to mark two milestones.
Saturday marks the beginning of a grand experiment for Wal-Mart, and the East Valley will be its laboratory.
Developers and land-use lawyers have contributed the most money to Chandler City Council candidates in the last two months, according to campaign finance reports filed Thursday.
For Reggie Shumway, a trip to the supermarket is a trip to the inconvenience store.
The three-mile stretch of Elliot Road in Gilbert and Chandler may look like any other suburban thoroughfare in the Valley. But the street's a battlefield where two global grocers are about to pick a fight.
“Janet Napolitano has done it again. When it comes to illegal immigration, she talks the talk but doesn’t walk the walk. All bills to limit this immigration get vetoed for some Mickey Mouse reason. Now she takes the sheriff’s money away so he can’t do anything.”
A national labor union mailed yet another pamphlet to Valley residents slamming Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market's parent company over reports of tainted and spoiled food and its mediocre environmental track record.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a chain of small grocery stores that recently opened in the Valley, is exceeding sales expectations set by its parent company – United Kingdom’s Tesco grocery store chain.
A spokesman for Fresh & Easy supermarkets said plans for opening stores in Arizona and the rest of country have not changed since the original U.S. rollout was announced.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market could soon cover the Valley by opening locations about two miles apart, providing roughly one store for every 20,000 residents, the company said Wednesday.
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market officials added 10 stores to their expansion plans in the Valley.
His Royal Highness Prince Andrew plans to meet with Governor Janet Napolitano Tuesday to firm up business ties between Arizona and the United Kingdom.
A battle royal involving two of the world’s largest retailers is about to unfold right here in the East Valley.