Riverside, Calif., Tesco on Tuesday announced plans for its U.S. venture, Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, to open grocery stores throughout Southern California's Inland Empire. The company identified 48 store locations in the region, which encompasses Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, with some sites all ready under consideration.
Fresh & Easy will bring a significant number of jobs to the area. The company's Riverside distribution center is projected to employ approximately 1,500 to 2,000 employees during the next five years, and the 48 planned stores will bring nearly 1,400 additional jobs. The number of Fresh & Easy jobs will increase as the company continues to secure sites in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.