SOUTH LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market yesterday broke ground on a new commercial office and retail center on the corner of Crenshaw & Jefferson Boulevards here, paving the way for its second store in this traditionally underserved area.
“We want to continue to be part of the solution in providing greater food access and healthier food options to all types of communities,” said Fresh & Easy Vice President Mary Kasper, who spoke at the groundbreaking. “We’ve found everyone wants access to the same types of foods – fresh produce, quality meats and poultry, and family staples like eggs and milk – at prices they can afford, right where they live.”
Fresh & Easy recruits from the neighborhoods it serves and the Jefferson & Crenshaw store is expected to employ 20 to 30 people. Entry-level positions start at $10 an hour in California and offer quarterly bonuses of up to 10% as well as a 401(k) with company match. The company provides all employees the opportunity to work at least 20 hours per week, which entitles them to vision, prescription drug, dental and medical coverage with Fresh & Easy paying at least 75%.
One year ago this month, Fresh & Easy opened its first South Los Angeles store at Central & Adams as part of a mixed-use development.