Tesco has indicated that it currently has "no plans" to extend its Fresh & Easy convenience store format beyond its West Coast base.

"Our stated aim is to open around 200 stores in the states where we are already operating," a spokesperson for the UK retailer told just-food.

In an interview with the Financial Times this weekend, Fresh & Easy operations chief Tim Mason emphasised the success enjoyed by the group in the US since its launch in California last November.