Getting Started

Is your site suitable?

  • Budgens stores can be leasehold or freehold and ideally are between 1000 - 5000 sq ft.

  • The format is highly flexible and trades in neighbourhood centres, forecourts, suburban shopping parades and town or village locations.

  • The site must have sufficient car parking, good visibility and access.

Our Partnership

We ask for three simple things from our brand partners:

  • Sign a three or five year Fascia & Supply Agreement.

  • Support our promotional programme.

  • Buy a minimum of 75% of your purchases from us.

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Our Store Formats

Convenience

Convenience

Size

1,000-2,000 sq/ft

Typical sales range

£20,000-£40,000 p/w

Forecourt

Forecourt

Size

1,000-3,000 sq/ft

Typical sales range

£20,000-£75,000 p/w

Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Size

2,000-5,000 sq/ft

Typical sales range

£30,000-£150,000 p/w

Take a Tour

Before you open

We normally follow these steps, supporting you throughout the entire process.

  • Find the location

    Tell us your proposed location.

  • Initial visit

    We'll visit the site to assess the store's fit with the Budgens brand.

  • Store Layout

    We work together to develop a store plan and can project-manage your refit if you'd like us to.

  • Range and Merchandising

    We provide full merchandising plans and support throughout your conversion.

  • Training

    We provide training throughout the set-up, and the Regional Development Manager will provide ongoing support.

  • Fresh Food

    We help with all aspects of managing fresh food. Retailers with limited fresh food experience find this especially helpful.

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My store was revamped last year. I extended the store to 3,500 sq ft and introduced a large fresh offering. We used to see ourselves as a forecourt that sells groceries and now we see ourselves as a convenience store that sells fuel. Since our refurbishment weekly sales have risen 50%. I also have the freedom to build the offer by sourcing outside Booker, adding sales and more choice for customers. The Budgens model is allowing me to build my business and drive sales and profit.

Goran Raven, Raven's Budgens, Abridge
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Store Development

We provide expert support to help you maximise sales per square foot and improve your sales mix and overall cash profit.

Maximise your store's potential
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