Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, the U.S. grocery division of British retailer Tesco Plc, has opened its 17th San Diego County store in Chula Vista.

The store opened March 21 at Third Avenue and J Street, according to a company statement. The store employs 20 to 30, with staff hired from the local neighborhood.

Fresh & Easy operates more than 150 of the small-format stores in three states. At approximately 10,000 square feet, the stores carry prepared meals, produce and various grocery staples.

— Lou Hirsh