Area Fresh & Easy stores that opened last year are scheduled to close in the next few weeks, including five stores that opened in the Sacramento area and one in Modesto.
British food giant Tesco PLC, who owns Fresh & Easy supermarkets, has sold a number of its stores to Yucaipa Companies LLC. The stores not sold will be closed. The sale to Yucaipa is expected to be completed within three months.
Most products in the closing stores will be reduced by 25 percent starting Wednesday, Sept. 11.