In 2008 Fresh & Easy opened its 43rd store in Compton. In 2015 it is now closed along with 97 existing stores in California, Nevada and Arizona. The El Segundo-based company said it is planning on selling and closing different locations. That also means 3,000 employees will be laid off soon as well.
Compton Prepare to Welcome Grocery Outlet
This is another business transformation in the renaissance of Compton as the location that housed Fresh & Easy for nine years will now be taken over by Grocery Outlet.
Grocery Outlet (opening in early 2016) targets bargain-minded shoppers by offering brand-name, quality products at up to 60% off conventional retail prices.
Their buyers are experts at buying product opportunistically; that is, product outside the normal retail channel, i.e. packaging changes, product overruns, and surplus inventories, to bring the best bargains back to our stores.
Customers tend to be bargain hunters, coupon clippers, working parents, thriving families, and those who love high-quality products at very low prices.
With 210+ independently operated stores in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Grocery Outlet stores are located in cities large and small, and serve all kinds of neighborhoods. Most stores are independently operated by locally-based families.