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• Tesco announced that its US Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market division is moving into a different neighborhood - South Los Angeles, a so-called “food desert” - where it will open a store at Adams and Central this Wednesday, living up to a commitment made when Tesco first announced that it would be coming to the US.

According to the announcement, “A study conducted by CB Richard Ellis shows that the South Los Angeles area is in need of grocery, dining and entertainment businesses to service the growing, diverse community.   Residents would have to travel as far as 10 miles for better retail options.  Research also points out that there is a $400 million dollar sales leakage for food and entertainment retail in what amounts to about nine square miles.  The new Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market on Central & Adams hopes to contribute to the need in the area and in turn provide fresh, quality foods at affordable prices to residents.”
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