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Groceries: a low margin business, but still highly desirable

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Sep 12, 2013
Billionaire Ron Burkle just bought the Fresh and Easy chain from Tesco. Today's earnings report from Kroger affords a glimpse into the way these markets make money.

High-end versus low-end: How do you succeed in the grocery business?

Apr 17, 2013
Britain’s Tesco aimed for the low-end U.S. grocery market and crashed. New York’s Fairway chain went public, aiming at the higher end. Is there no middle ground?
People carry shopping bags through the carpark of a Tesco Extra supermarket in Birkenhead, north-west England.
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The Fresh & Easy grocery experiment may be over

Dec 5, 2012
Tesco, the U.K. retailer, started opening up a new kind of grocery store in the U.S. five years ago. More than a convenience store, almost a supermarket, Fresh & Easy hasn't found its place in shoppers' habits.

British grocer Tesco urged to ditch Fresh & Easy

Apr 9, 2012
British supermarket company Tesco tried to expand into the U.S. under the Fresh & Easy brand. The effort has since proven fruitless. Investors are now pressuring Tesco to focus on the business back home.