Fresh & Easy Announces San Francisco Opening Dates

First store slated for June 22, second for August 24

SAN FRANCISCO -- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market has announced the opening dates for its first two grocery/convenience stores in San Francisco. The first will open on June 22, the second on August 24. These store openings will create more than 50 jobs.

"I look forward to the Fresh & Easy store opening and welcoming a new business that is partnering with the community and giving back to schools and community organizations in the Richmond District," said San Francisco County supervisor Eric Mar.

"We could not be more thrilled with the strong performance of [image-nocss] our first 11 stores in Northern California and we're excited to get our doors open in San Francisco," said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO. "Judging by the fantastic reception we've seen from customers throughout the Bay Area, we are certain these stores will also be a hit."

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. The company provides all employees the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, which entitles everyone to vision, prescription drug, dental and medical coverage with Fresh & Easy paying at least 75%.

For each new store opening, Fresh & Easy invites neighbors to nominate a local, nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 donation. Based off the nominations from the neighborhood, store employees will select the winning charity.

Fresh & Easy, headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., is a unit of U.K.-based Tesco Plc, operates 175 stores in California, Arizona and Nevada. In addition to fresh prepared meals, meats and produce, Fresh & Easy offers everyone's favorite national brand products and household items. The grocer's fresh&easy brand products have no artificial colors or flavors, no added trans fats, no high-fructose corn syrup and only use preservatives when absolutely necessary.