Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is a chain of grocery stores in the western United States, headquartered in El Segundo, California. It is a subsidiary of Tesco, the world’s fifth largest retailer, based in the United Kingdom. It had plans for rapid growth – the first stores opened in November 2007 and, after a pause in the second quarter of 2008, the opening program recommenced. While there were over 200 stores in Arizona, California, and Nevada by December 2012, Tesco confirmed in April 2013 that it is pulling out of the US market, at a reported cost of £1.2 billion.