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Tesco goes West: 140 US stores

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Tesco, the UK retailer, is planning to open hundreds of small supermarkets in southern California, Arizona, and Nevada. The first stores, on sites of around 15,000 sq ft with 10,000 sq ft of selling space, will open on November 8. The sites range from upmarket locations such as Manhattan Beach to the inner city of Los Angeles (click here for story).

Tesco has also begun to sign leases for sites in San Jose, Sacramento and Oakland as well as in central California and around Reno, Nevada.

Tesco has opened a US headquarters in El Segundo, near Los Angeles airport. It is also building a distribution centre on an 88 acre site at a former US airforce base at Moreno Valley in Riverside County, which will be powered in part by solar energy (click here for story).

It has also unveiled a green Fresh & Easy logo around which it will seek to build its US brand (click here for story).

Two of its leading British suppliers, Nature’s Way Foods and 2 Sisters Food Group, are also planning establish US operations to suppy Tesco, to supply fresh salads and pasta dishes, and prepared poultry (click here for story).

Nature’s Way has set up a US company, Wild Rocket Foods, and is working with Betteravia Farms, a grower with farms in California and Arizona that is part of the Bonipak group and with Jacobs Farm/Del Cabo, an organic producer that imports from a cooperative in Mexico’s Baja peninsula. In March, Wild Rocket announced it was abandoning a plan to build a facility next to Tesco’s distribution centre, citing unexectedly high water-supply costs, but said it would use a site elsewhere in Riverside County.

Tesco has also hired Deutsch, part of the Interpublic Group, as its US adverstising agency.

The retailer has said it plans to open 250 stores by the end of 2008. The Financial Times has so far identified almost 150 planned locations from public documents including liquor licence applications and planning reports, as well as from Tesco:


Los Angeles County

Los Angeles: 7021 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood

Los Angeles: 4211 Eagle Rock Blvd, Glassell Park

Los Angeles: S Central Ave & E Adams Blvd

Manhattan Beach: Redondo Ave & Rosecrans Ave

Harbour City: Western Ave & Palos Verdes Dr

Compton: N Central Ave & W Rosecrans Ave

South Gate: 3848 Tweedy Blvd

Azusa: E Alosta Ave & N Citrus Ave

Arcadia: 133 E Foothill Blvd

West Covina: 1000 W Covina Pkwy

Glendora: Grand Av & Gladstone St

City of Industry: N Grand Ave & Valley Ave

Long Beach: 6436 E Spring Street

Lakewood: 5615 Woodruff Ave

La Mirada: Imperial Hwy & Santa Gertrudes Ave

Norwalk: Rosecrans Ave & Studebaker Rd

Lancaster: 20th St & E Avenue J

Lancaster: 30th St W & Avenue K

Lakewood: 4930 Paramount Blvd

Pico Rivera: 8909 Washington Blvd

San Dimas: E Bonita & San Dimas Canyon Rd

Van Nuys: Sepulveda Blvd & Van Owen St

Ventura County

Thousand Oaks: Wendy Dr & Old Conejo Rd

Moorpark: 144 W Los Angeles Ave

Simi Valley: 4473 Alamo St

Oxnard: Gonzales & Rose Ave

Riverside County

Redlands: Brooklands Ave & Lakeside Ave

Moreno Valley: Iris Plaza, Iris Ave & Perris Blvd

Moreno Valley: Frederick St & Cottonwood Ave

Moreno Valley: Alessandro Blvd & Moreno Beach

Moreno Valley: Iris & Oliver

Riverside: Arlington Ave & Madison St

Riverside: Trautwein Rd & Bountiful St

Riverside: 14900 Innovation Dr

Riverside: Van Buren Blvd & Colorado

Hemet: Florida Ave & Lyon Ave

Indio: Jackson St & Generations Dr

Coachella: Van Buren Ave & Avenue 50

Murrieta: Margarita Rd & Murrieta Hot Springs Rd

Murrieta: Newport & Murrieta

Murrieta: Nutmeg & Jackson

San Jacinto: W Esplanade Ave & S Sanderson Ave

La Quinta: Jefferson & Fred Waring

La Quinta: Calle Tampico & Desert Club Dr.

Palm Desert: 72885 Highway 111

Cathedral City: Date Palm Dr & 30th Ave

Beaumont: Oak Valley Blvd & Beaumont Ave

Calimesa: Calimesa & Myrtlewood

Corona: Ontario & Rimpau

Lake Elsinore: Lake & Mountain

Menifee: Newport & Menifee

Mira Loma: Archibald & Cloverdale

Mira Loma: Hamner & Schleisman

Norco: River & 2nd

Palm Springs: Sunrise & Tahquitz

Pedley: Limonite & Clay

Temecula: Margarita & Deportola

Temecula: Rancho California & Cosmic

Orange County

Laguna Hills: Moulton Plaza Shopping Center

Fullerton: Euclid St & Orangethorpe Ave

Anaheim: 3150 W Lincoln Ave

Orange: W Chapman Ave and S Main St

Buena Park: La Palma Ave & Valley View St

Huntington Beach: Beach Blvd & Terry Dr

Westminister: 15412 Goldenwest St

Fountain Valley: 9380 Warner Ave

La Habra: Whittier Blvd

San Bernadino County

Apple Valley: Apple Valley Rd & Yucca Loma Rd

Chino Hills: Soquel Canyon Rd and Pomona Rincon Rd

Upland: West Foothill Blvd & San Antonio Ave

Upland: Grand Ave & Gladstone Str

Upland: 8th Street and Mountain

Fontana: Baseline Ave & Citrus Ave

Rialto: N Cedar Ave & W Foothill Blvd

Rialto: N Riverside Ave & E Highland Ave

Rialto: Foothill Blvd & N Pepper Ave

Yucaipa: Oak Glen Rd & Yucaipa Blvd

Victorville: El Evado Rd & Palmdale Rd

Grand Terrace: Barton & Mt Vernon

Hesperia: Main & Topaz

Loma Linda: Mountain View & Redlands

Ontario: Haven & 4th

Ontario: Euclid & Philadelphia

Rancho Cucamonga: Haven & Town Center — Rancho Cucamonga

San Bernardino: Highland & Del Rosa

San Diego County

San Diego: 955 Catalina Blvd

San Diego: 8766 Navajo Rd

Spring Valley: Campo Rd & Kenwood Dr

Fallbrook: Main Ave & Ammunition Rd

Escondido: 415 North Ash

Vista: 945 E Vista Way

Chula Vista: 865 E H ST


San Mateo County

San Jose: 1409 Bird Ave

Solano County

Fairfield: 649 Beck Ave

NEVADA - 16 Stores

Las Vegas

8650 W Tropicana Avenue at Durango Drive

6115 W Tropicana Avenue at Jones Boulevard

Horizon Ridge Parkway at Green Valley Parkway

6385 Centennial Parkway at Simmons Street

3186 S Nellis Boulevard at Desert Inn Road

467 E Silverado Ranch Boulevard

Lake Mead Boulevard at Del Webb Boulevard

7350 S Eastern Avenue at Warm Springs Road

Stewart Avenue at Nellis Boulevard

Sunset Road at Arroyo Grand Boulevard

Boulder Highway at Race Track Road

Cheyenne Avenue at Martin Luther King Boulevard

Cheyenne Avenue at Jones Boulevard

Ann Road at Decatur Boulevard

Fort Apache Road at Desert Inn Road

ARIZONA - 32 Stores


1960 W Baseline Rd

1904 W Glendale Ave

7812 N 12th ST

3434 E Greenway Rd

3131 E Greenway Rd

635 W Indian School Rd

83rd Ave and Thomas Rd

13215 N 7th St


107th Ave & Thomas Rd

Dysart Rd & Thomas Rd

Avondale Blvd & Van Buren


Higley Road & Ray Rd

Greenfield Rd & Warner Rd

3232 E Guadalupe Rd


5802 W Olive Ave

43rd Ave & Cactus Rd

El Mirage

Dysart Road & Greenway Rd


Stapley Drive & McKellips Rd

9124 East Apache Terrace

9950 E Guadaloupe

5943 E Brown Rd

Sossman Rd & Southern Ave

Alma School Rd & University Ave


John Wayne Pkwy & Edison Rd


215 North McQueen Rd

Dobson Rd and Queen Creek Rd

Alma School Rd & Elliot Rd

5805 W Ray Rd

Arizona Ave & Chandler Heights

Queen Creek

Gantzel Rd & Ocotillo Rd


2922 North Hayden Rd

Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd & Shea Blvd

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