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Fresh & Easy Closing? Well, Forget All That

The Tesco-owned market is mass-emailing a change of heart.

Remember when Fresh & Easy markets said they were giving up the food fight? Remember when they said they were selling or closing their stores? Remember when the San Diego attorney general found their pricing a bit troubling?

Well, forget all that.

The management of the Tesco-owned stores, which has locations in Temecula and has mass-emailed the following:

Thank you for being a Friend of Fresh & Easy. We wanted to reach out to you to address numerous news and online reports about the future of our stores. 

Our parent company Tesco is conducting a strategic review of Fresh & Easy - they're looking at all options to find the best outcome for the neighborhood market that you - and we - have come to love. While we don't know exactly what that outcome will be, or if Tesco will continue to own the company, we're confident that Fresh & Easy can continue to be your favorite market.

We want to assure you: we don't have plans to close stores. We're still committed to providing delicious, wholesome and affordable food every day. We're still Fresh & Easy; open for business with everything that you enjoy about our store, with even more exciting things to come. That's why we're going to keep on fighting the good food fight.

Now, more than ever, we appreciate your energy in our stores and being able to share a smile with you. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you for your continued support.

The Fresh & Easy Team

Locally, the chain at one time planned to open a second Murrieta location on Nutmeg Street and Jackson Avenue. There were no immediate plans to open that store, Patch previously reported.

In propria persona February 02, 2013 at 04:21 PM
Closing stores? What about opening the one on Nutmeg in Murrieta? That might be a better business plan than paying rent on an empty building.
Michael February 03, 2013 at 02:59 AM
What are they building on the corner of Clinton-Keith and Nutmeg?
AnnieB February 03, 2013 at 07:57 AM
The one on Nutmeg is in the CVS pharmacy lot, nearest cross street is Jackson Ave. you can't meet the F&E eyesore that has been sitting there, with its lights on, for over a year now. I find it incredible wasteful to be using up resources like electricity, when its not doing anything. I say put in a Trader Joes in that building!!
AnnieB February 03, 2013 at 07:57 AM
*miss, (not "meet)
That Temecula Guy February 04, 2013 at 03:31 PM
Was glad to see this. For the price of a fast-food meal, you can run into F&E and get a healthy meal instead.

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