Fresh & Easy to open two stores in San Francisco this summer
SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh & Easy has announced the opening dates for its first two stores in San Francisco.
The retail chain said that the stores, which will open on June 22 and Aug. 24, will create more than 50 jobs. What’s more, Fresh & Easy also is inviting area residents to nominate a local nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 donation for each new store opening. Based on the nominations from the neighborhood, store employees will select the winning charity.
"We could not be more thrilled with the strong performance of our first 11 stores in Northern California, and we’re excited to get our doors open in San Francisco," said Tim Mason, Fresh & Easy CEO. "Judging by the fantastic reception we’ve seen from customers throughout the Bay Area, we are certain these stores will also be a hit."
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