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Retail Week reports that Tesco’s Fresh & Easy division in the US has gotten an unlikely endorsement – from Walmart CEO Lee Scott, whose own company is creating a small store format, Marketside, to compete with Tesco’s US entry.

According to the story, “Scott said he had heard mixed reports about how Fresh & Easy was faring, but that he was convinced the business would perform well. He said: ‘The thing that bothers me is Tesco is a very good retailer. I have a lot of faith that they will find their direction and it is something we need to pay attention to’.”

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