(April 22, 2:54 p.m.) Tesco is sticking with its plans for a three-month hiatus from opening more U.S. stores, but the United Kingdom retailer has announced plans for 10 more stores in Las Vegas.

Fresh & Easy, the U.S. division of the British retail giant, does not plan to open any new stores between through early July. The chain, however, still plans to open about 150 new stores this year.

Spokesman Brendan Wonnacott said Tesco has opened 61 Fresh & Easy stores to date in Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Tesco plans to invest $2 billion in Fresh & Easy in as five-year period. The company plans to open nearly 40 stores in Northern California next year, Wonnacott said.

“We’re very encouraged by what we’ve seen,” Wonnacott said. “We’re taking the next three months to take a step back. We had been opening as many as six stores a week. This is a good opportunity for us to take a step back and take a closer look at the business.”

Wonnacott said new store openings will resume in early July, though he declined to discuss specific locations.

The company has opened 11 stores in Las Vegas. The mid-April announcement that it intends to open 10 more stores in that market makes a total of 25 announced locations in Las Vegas.

Several industry analysts have said that Tesco stores are underperforming, but Wonnacott said the chain’s best stores are exceeding Tesco’s goal of $20 per square foot per week.