Number of stores safe despite closures
Despite the announcement for the closure of 34 Budgens stores across the UK, a number of stores in West Sussex will remain open.
Budgens stores located in Henfield, Upper Beeding, Horsham, Hassocks, Easebourne and Midhurst are currently owned by independent retailers and are not at risk of closure, a Budgens spokesman has said.
Chain operator for 34 Budgens stores – The Food Retailer Operations Limited – has been placed into administration leading to the closure of its stores.
One of these stores is located in Littlehampton.
A spokesman for Budgens said: “Budgens is a brand which operates 150 stores as a symbol group. The business is performing very strongly.
“In July 2016 The Food Retailer Operations Limited (TFR) bought 36 stores from the Co-op and traded them under the Budgens brand.
“TFR have recently gone into administration. This means they are currently in consultation with their 800 colleagues.
“We are disappointed that TFR are in this position, but this does not affect Budgens or its colleagues.”
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.