San Francisco schools raised $19,624 last year through Fresh & Easy’s Shop for Schools program, the company announced
The program is simple: schools within three miles of a Fresh & Easy store collected receipts from Sept. 12 to Dec. 31 and received $1 for every $20 in purchases. Schools also held a “Shopping night” where students, teachers and parents worked the register and bagged groceries while collecting 5 percent of the store’s revenue that night. Read More
At a dinner party Tuesday night, some friends and I were discussing the possibility of a Wal-Mart store in San Francisco.
“I don’t see what the big deal is,” said an Orinda resident. “We like our Wal-Marts out in the East Bay.”
A native San Franciscan responded: “Yeah, we like them out there too.” Read More
Five years after making an ambitious push into the U.S. grocery market, the future of Fresh & Easy is unclear — and that’s not good news for the communities it serves in San Francisco.
On Wednesday, U.K. parent company Tesco announced that it is seeking a buyer for the grocery chain or that it could close the 200-store operation employing 5,000 people. Citing lackluster growth, Tesco said Fresh & Easy “will not deliver acceptable shareholder returns on an appropriate timeframe.”
San Franciscans could soon have more options about where to buy food.
City officials on Wednesday announced the lease of two sites to the discount chain Grocery Outlet, which is aiming to open stores in the Richmond district and Visitacion Valley. The announcement came the day before the Planning Commission is scheduled to decide the fate of a proposed Fresh & Easy store near City College of San Francisco. Read More
Fresh new jobs are coming to San Francisco. Last week, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market announced job openings for 20 to 25 people for its upcoming Outer Richmond district store. The store is slated to open early 2011 at 32nd Avenue and Clement Street. Read More