Our History

Founded in 1872 by John Budgen, Budgens has been a community retailer for over 125 years.

In 2015, Budgens became part of the Booker Group and today Budgens has over 150 stores, varying from petrol forecourts to neighbourhood supermarkets, which are independently owned by our Budgens retailers.

All our stores are owned by entrepreneurial business men and women who care deeply about their local community and the quality of the food they sell. They support local events and charities wherever possible and also believe in sourcing food from local suppliers.

It is this passion that makes the Budgens brand special in a sector that’s dominated by large multiple chains.