Friday, January 18, 2008

Wal-Mart and Safeway vs. Fresh & Easy

The blog Natural~Specialty Foods Memo has a piece in which the writer analyzes Wal-Mart Inc.'s plans to open its new MarketSide small-format grocery stores in Arizona later this year, Safeway Stores' plans to open similar small-format stores in Northern California, and how this new competition will affect Tesco's Fresh & Easy stores in both Arizona and California.

It's a good analysis, and we suggest reading it as a way to get a good lay of the land on what the blog calls the small-format food retailing revolution currently going on in the U.S. (read the story here.)

Additionally, the website retailwire has a discussion here about a similar topic, but with a primary focus on Wal-Mart's new MarketSide small-format stores, and a secondary focus on the competitive aspects of Wal-Mart vs. Tesco's Fresh & Easy.


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