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• Published reports over the weekend offer two snippets of information about Tesco’s planned small-store Fresh & Easy format that it will begin rolling out later this year in Southern California, Arizona and Nevada – they will not have gasoline pumps, and they will not sell any tobacco products.
KC's View:
And while Tesco may have described its US plans as being focused on “convenience stores,” we think that this may have been a typo. It meant “convenient stores” – and that, in many ways, these will be unlike any traditional c-store that we’ve ever seen.