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    Three forecourts stores shortlisted for Budgens awards


    Three forecourt stores are among the sites shortlisted by Budgens for its ‘Store of the Year’ 2015. Stores are judged in four categories – small, medium and large store and community store of the year, with an additional award for the overall winner. Two of the three stores selected for ...

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    Budgens adds a trio of forecourts to its estate


    Three new forecourt stores will have joined the Budgens group before the end of the first quarter.The first is in Stadhampton in Oxfordshire, which opened on February 12. The second in Kingsclere in Hampshire should be open now, while the third in Wellington, Somerset, is expected to open later ...

  • Three new Budgens forecourts opening

    Three new Budgens forecourts opening


    Three new forecourt stores will have joined the Budgens group before the end of the first quarter. The first is in Stadhampton in Oxfordshire, which opened on 12th February, the second will be in Kingsclere in Hampshire and is due late February, and the third will be in Wellington in ...

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    Budgens signs up for offers via O2 mobile phones


    Budgens has signed up to take part in the O2 Moments initiative, which sends O2 members targeted offers to their smart phones. The retailer is now live on the O2 Moments platform which claims around five million active users in the UK. Budgens started the relationship last week by offering ...

  • Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Fraser Budgens, Marlborough, Wilts

    Shop Doctor: In the surgery this month - Fraser Budgens, Marlborough, Wilts


    LOCATION: My target is the prize-winning Fraser Budgens site at Marlborough. It’s located on the Marlborough Business Park, just a mile from the town centre, opposite a large Tesco (no fuel). FORECOURT: The site is large and clearly visible from the main road thanks to the BP-branded pole and ...

  • Shop Doctor: Budgens of Wells, Somerset

    Shop Doctor: Budgens of Wells, Somerset


    GENERAL APPEARANCE: Not far from the cathedral is the Forecourt Trader of the Year 2012 prize-winning enterprise, Budgens of Wells. Opened in July 2011, the BP forecourt and Budgens store is located in the heart of a dense housing area. FORECOURT: The site has impact thanks to the BP-branded ...

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    Symonds Forecourts wins national Budgens award


    Top 50 Indie Symonds Forecourts’ BP Budgens site in Wells, Somerset has been named Best Forecourt and Best New Store Of The Year at the Budgens Store of the Year Awards.Jason Tamplin, manager of forecourt which opened in July last year, said: “This is a really proud moment for the ...

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    New Budgens forecourt claims UK first


    A new Budgens forecourt has opened in Yeovil this week and will be the first in the UK to offer a media screen system at its petrol pumps.  

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    Budgens’ £1 deals


    Budgens has introduced a number of value-for-money £1 price points across its own-label bakery range. Deals include crusty white roll four-pack down from £1.29 to £1; demi baguettes three-pack down from £1.19 to £1; and Belgian buns twin pack down from £1.19 to £1.The £1 price points were trialled in ...

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    Budgens boycott forces switch to Spar


    Jonathan James has been forced to convert his two sites in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, to Spar following public outrage at the opening of a third Budgens store in the centre of the town. The former Somerfield store was bought by Musgrave Retail Partners GB as part of a seven-site deal from ...

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    More room in Box for Budgens store


    A new Budgens store has opened in Box, Wiltshire on an Esso forecourt on the outskirts of the village.The 2,000 sq ft Budgens is twice the size of the previous store. "It’s been 13 years since it was refitted," said site manager Paul Trevor. "We believe Budgens has the right ...

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    Budgens sets out its stall for 2008


    The message at this month’s Budgens retailer conference was that the key to success lay in delivering brand basics and building a culture of customer service. Retailers were joined by management from Musgrave for the event in London on May 8, which the company said was packed with sessions to ...

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    First Budgens site in Wales for Susie


    Former Forecourt Trader of the Year award winner Susie Hawkins has opened the first Budgens forecourt store in Wales. The Cinderhill Street site in Overmonnow, Monmouth has been refurbished and rebranded Budgens Overmonnow.It includes a 2,915sq ft store which offers a ’supermarket range’ of fresh fruit and veg, ready meals, ...

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    Two stores at the double for Budgens


    Budgens has extended its portfolio of branded forecourt stores with the opening of two new sites – in Barnwood, Gloucester and Bramley, Surrey.The Total forecourt in Barnwood, owned by the Simon Smith Group, has undergone a complete knock-down rebuild development worth £1million.Partner of the group, Susie Hawkins, said they have ...

  • Budgens Local man joins indie

    Budgens Local man joins indie


    Budgens Local senior business development manager Brett Corder has left the multiple to join Forecourt Trader of the year winners Jonathan and Rebecca James.They have employed Brett as operations director with responsibility to oversee the management team at their three forecourts in Ely and Chatteris, and Budgens Local supermarket in ...

  • James claims first indie Budgens

    James claims first indie Budgens


    The first Budgens Corporate Store to operate independently has been bought by forecourt entrepreneur Jonathan James.The Lakeside Group member, who currently operates three forecourts in Cambridgeshire with wife Rebecca, will take ownership of the 7,500sq ft supermarket in Soham on September 9.Jonathan entered into discussions with Budgens about a possible ...

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    Budgens ’a hit’ in Langford


    A Somerset forecourt is expecting to reach £70,000 per week in shop sales following an extension to create a 3,000sq ft store.Before the refit at the Esso-branded Budgens Local in Langford, the site was averaging £45-50,000 per week from 2,000sq ft selling space. When the refurbishment was still going on, ...