In particular is the new report's focus on the extensive personnel turnover in the executive and category manager headquarter positions at Fresh & Easy we've broke the news on, written about and offered analysis on, along with our most recent pieces on drug chain Walgreens' move into fresh foods category merchandising. See this story, and the links at the bottom, and this piece, and the links at bottom, as recent examples.
Other examples include our analysis on Tesco Fresh & Easy total sales vs. same-store-sales (called like-for-like sales in the UK), the potentially margin-busting regular use of its 20%-off store coupons (called vouchers in the UK), along with some other topics and issues we've addressed in Fresh & Easy Buzz for the last two-plus years.
Least any readers think we're crying sour grapes in this regard - far from it. Fresh & Easy Buzz is pleased to be read - and used as a source - particularly by an analyst who's put much effort into examining Tesco's Fresh & Easy business since before the first stores opened. Since we put much effort into our coverage and analysis of Fresh & Easy, we appreciate that same effort by others who do the same.
We agree with a considerable amount of the report's focus and emphasis - and disagree with a couple other aspects.
We will offer some analysis of our own on some of the issues addressed in the MF Global report and the future of Fresh & Easy in an upcoming analysis piece.
However, we wanted to make the new report from the financial advisory firm available to our readers here on Fresh & Easy Buzz right away.