Typically 10,000 sf, the stores will be located in MountainView, Sunnyvale, San Jose, Hayward, Walnut Creek, Antioch, Concord,Danville, Fairfield, Napa, Oakland, Oakley, Vallejo and SanFrancisco. A company spokesperson could not immediately say overwhat period of time the stores would open.

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The Oakland store will be located at 73rd and Bancroft avenues.The San Francisco stores will be located at 3rd Street and CarrollAvenue, and at Silver Avenue and Goettingen Street. The San Josestores will be located at Bird and Minnesota avenues, and atAlmaden Road and Curtner Avenue.

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Tesco has invested $2 billion over five years in Fresh &Easy, which currently has 37 locations open throughout SouthernCalifornia and in Nevada and Arizona, with another 13 expected toopen by the end of February. The stores put an emphasis on fresh,prepared foods and produce, as well as national brand products andhousehold items.

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The announcement of its plans in the Bay Area come on the heelsof press reports about Tesco's decision not to releasecomprehensive sales data on the new chain until next year. Itsplans instead to release only partial sales data this Aprilprompted a story in the Telegraph newspaper in London titled "HaveTesco's US Stores Failed to Win the West."

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In addition to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose, stores areslated for the following cities:

  • Hayward: (two locations) Mission Boulevard & RousseauStreet and A Street & Hesperian Boulevard
  • Antioch: (two locations) Somersville & Buchanan roads andLone Tree Drive & Golf Course Road
  • Sunnyvale : Tasman Drive & North Fair Oaks Avenue
  • Mountain View : West Middlefield Road & North RengstorffAvenue
  • Walnut Creek: Ygnacio Valley Road & San Carlos Drive
  • Napa : South Jefferson Street & West Imola Avenue
  • Oakley : Laurel Road & Ohara Avenue
  • Vallejo : Oakwood Avenue & Springs Road
  • Danville: Diablo Road & Highway 680
  • Fairfield : Beck Avenue & West Texas Street
  • Concord: Clayton & Ygnacio Valley roads

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