Author: Hannah Burton Laurison and Christine Fry

Fresh & Easy’s Demise: What Does it Mean for Food Access in California?

When news broke last month that British supermarket giant Tesco is getting ready to drop its Fresh & Easy grocery store chain, the announcement came as a blow to many nutrition advocates here in California. The chain had built a reputation for bringing small-scale food stores to neighborhoods across the state that have little or no access to supermarkets, like South LA and San Francisco’s Bayview-Hunters Point.

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