Calif.'s Inland Empire to see 48 Fresh & Easy stores

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Tesco announced today that it has identified 48 store locations for its Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market stores throughout California's Inland Empire, with some sites already under consideration.

According to Tesco, the company's Riverside distribution center is projected to employ approximately 1,500 to 2,000 employees over the next 5 years, and the 48 stores announced today will bring nearly 1,400 additional jobs to the area. The number of Fresh & Easy jobs will increase as the company continues to secure sites in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

"The fast-growing Inland Empire is an ideal location for our neighborhood markets," said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market's ceo. "Everyone wants fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices. When our stores begin opening later this year, our customers will see this is exactly what we are providing to the neighborhood."