Tesco has just announced that they will be opening seven stores in SD county (including one in Point Loma). I've been to the UK many times, and have always hoped that something like Tesco would open here. It's a sort of small-format grocery, with lots of fresh food and nice prepared meals. I think it will fill a niche here. I've always wanted to like Trader Joe's, but I've found the quality of their stuff consistently abysmal (there is a reason it is so cheap...). I've always enjoyed Whole Foods, but find it pricey (duh!) and lacking a lot of the imported goods that I use in cooking (excepting, of course, their cheese selection, which is phenomenal). From my experience of Tesco in the UK, I think it will fall somewhere in the middle (perhaps like Andronico's in the Bay Area or Treasure Island in Chicago).
Has anyone been to a Tesco recently? Does anyone have more info on their plans here in California? I am trying to guage how excited I should be.... (I let myself get worked up for Bristol Farms and have been massively disappointed with everything there but there but their cabbage soup).