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Tesco’s US operation, Fresh & Easy, said yesterday that it is working with its supplies to streamline its distribution model “to reduce direct store deliveries, which saves money on fuel, allowing the company to pass these savings on to customers. This innovative, yet simple, distribution model also helps the environment by reducing the amount of CO2 emissions, fuel consumption, as well as neighborhood traffic congestion and noise that multiple deliveries create … To eliminate extra and unnecessary delivery trips, Fresh & Easy has created a new way of stocking stores with these same products with fewer deliveries by asking the company's suppliers to deliver directly to the company's centralized distribution center.”

KC's View:
Sounds like the tweaking taking place at Fresh & Easy HQ is more than just brightening up the stores…

Of course, cynics will say that this is just another way for the company to slow down its hemorrhaging expenses…