Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market plans to close underperforming stores

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market plans to temporarily close four underperforming grocery stores in Phoenix over the next four weeks in a cost-cutting measure. They join six other Valley stores the company shuttered in 2010 and several locations that were built and never opened.

Fresh & Easy spokesman Brendan Wonnacott said sales growth and customer counts at those stores were not sufficient to justify keeping them open.