Tesco to open first store in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO Tesco has signed a deal to open a Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market as part of a residential development in the Bayview area of San Francisco on Third Street. The 15,000-square-foot store will be part of a 360-unit condo project that’s due to break ground on Dec. 13.

Tesco is also in talks to open a distribution center in Stockton, Calif. that could support up to 500 Fresh & Easy stores in the Bay Area, Fresno and Sacramento.

Meanwhile, Tesco is continuing its expansion in Southern California and the Southwest and plans to have 50 stores open by February 2008 in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego and Phoenix.