Fresh & Easy announces ten new California stores

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Tesco-owned Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced plans to open ten stores in southern California early next year, bringing fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices to even more neighbourhoods. The company expects to hire more than 210 employees for these stores and is currently accepting applications for positions on its website. A store in El Cajon will open on January 12, 2011, followed by one store each in Lake Forest, Costa Mesa and San Diego on February 9, 2011.

“We’re thrilled we’re able to create even more good paying jobs with competitive pay and comprehensive benefits every time we open another store,” said Fresh & Easy’s CEO, Tim Mason. “Our people are the most important part of our business and we look forward to growing our incredible team.”

Fresh & Easy has created more than 700 jobs this year and currently has more than 4,000 employees in California, Nevada and Arizona. Entry-level positions start at $10 an hour in California and offer quarterly bonuses of up to 10% as well as a 401(k) with company match.

In addition to fresh prepared meals, meats and produce, Fresh & Easy offers everyone’s favourite national brand products and household items, all at unbelievably low prices. The grocer’s popular fresh&easy brand products have no artificial colors or flavours, no added trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup, and only use preservatives when absolutely necessary.

On average, Fresh & Easy stores use 30% less energy than a typical supermarket, which helps customers save money – and also helps the environment. Fresh & Easy uses LED lighting in external signs and freezer cases, offers customer recycling in every store, and uses advanced refrigeration and freezer units to cut back on energy usage. The company also recycles or reuses all of its display packaging, sending the majority back through its distribution center.

Fresh & Easy is a pilot member of the LEED Volume Certification Program, demonstrating its commitment to build sustainable buildings. The company has also voluntarily joined the California Climate Action Registry and The Climate Registry to disclose its greenhouse gas emissions. At its distribution center in Riverside, the company invested $13 million in a solar roof installation, which at 500,000 square feet is one of California’s largest.

– IndiaRetailing Bureau

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