Budgens is an independently owned supermarket retailer.
- 1 Budgens Contact Numbers
- 2 Budgens Opening Hours
- 3 Budgens Head Office
- 4 Reasons to call the Budgens Head Office Contact Number:
- 5 Budgens Stores
- 6 Budgens Special Offers
- 7 Local produce
- 8 Popular questions about Budgens:
- 9 What time does Budgens stop selling alcohol?
- 10 Who bought out Budgens?
- 11 What time does Budgens Crouch End open?
- 12 Why work for Budgens?
- 13 What do Budgens sell?
- 14 What is replacing Budgens in Stubbington?
- 15 Where is Budgens Head Office?
- 16 About Budgens
Budgens Contact Numbers
|Head Office||0843 290 7195|
|Customer Service||0843 290 7195|
|Complaints||0843 290 7195|
Budgens Opening Hours
|Customer Service||Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm|
Budgens Head Office
|Head Office||Booker Retail Partners GB Limited
Budgens Londis House
Reasons to call the Budgens Head Office Contact Number:
- To find your nearest Budgens store.
- To find out if a product you want is in stock.
- To enquire about returning or exchanging an item.
- To enquire about becoming a Budgens independent retailer.
- To give feedback regarding your local store.
- To make a complaint about your customer service experience.
Budgens stores are independently owned by people who care about serving their local communities. By being so close to communities, Budgens stores are able to cater to customer’s needs more easily than some larger retailers.
Budgens Special Offers
Each Budgens store will have its own special offers to reflect the needs of the community, but there are often company-wide promotions too. For example, at the time of writing in July 2016, you could get fresh rump steak for £4, 5 Jaffa Cake bars for £1, any two 500ml bottles of Coca-Cola for £2 and a 12 pack of Walkers Variety for £1.50. Some of the offers listed online or mentioned here may not be available at all stores, and the prices may vary between stores. The offers will not be available in Budgens Express stores.
In the store, you’ll also be able to get seasonal produce depending on the time of year. For example, during the summer you’ll find strawberries. In Autumn, you’ll find fresh pumpkins ready for you to carve. In winter, you’ll find sprouts grown in Lincolnshire. In Spring, you’ll find the Jersey Royal potatoes with a nutty flavour.
Budgens prides itself on stocking products created locally. Examples include:
- Jude’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream
- Mumtaz Ready Meal
- Toppings Pies
- Bleikers smokehouse
- Truefoods sauces
- Oppo ice cream
- Sussex charmer milk
- Real Pie Co
- Hampstead Butcher
- Musk’s sausages
- Hogs Back Brewery
- Farmhouse gold sausage
- Warrens Farm Strawberries
Popular questions about Budgens:
What time does Budgens stop selling alcohol?
Budgens stores will stop selling alcohol at the time the store closes. For information about closing times, refer to the Budgens website or call the contact number on this page.
Who bought out Budgens?
Budgens was bought by the wholesaler Booker Group in May 2015.
What time does Budgens Crouch End open?
Unfortunately, the Budgens store in Crouch End has now permanently closed. The closest stores are Tuffnell Park, East Finchley, Islington and Belsize Park.
Why work for Budgens?
You can see why people work for Budgens by looking at employer review sites. The review site Glassdoor has given Budgens a rating of 3.1 out of 5. Comments include: “solid company that treats the staff well”, “wages aren’t good at all” and “hours can be draining”. On the job search site Indeed, Budgens has a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Comments include: “management team is strict and set high standards”, “fun and exciting place to work” and “good team ethic”. Obviously, the reviews were for different stores so this is something to note when deciding whether to apply for a job at Budgens.
What do Budgens sell?
Budgens stores sell a range of products from fresh produce to cupboard essentials and other household products such as washing powder and pet food.
What is replacing Budgens in Stubbington?
The Budgens store in Stubbington closed in 2014. It was replaced by a Co-Op store.
Where is Budgens Head Office?
The Budgens head office can be found in Harefield, Middlesex. The full address can be found in the table at the top of this page.
The first Budgens store opened in 1872, it was founded by John Budgen as a small local grocery store. The first store was in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The store began expanding and in 1997, the company acquired a network of 55 7-Eleven stores, which were re-branded as B2. This brand did not go down well with customers, so the name was eventually reverted back to Budgens.
In 2002, Budgens was purchased by the Musgrave Group, from Ireland. By 2004, the group had decided to sell some Budgens stores to independent retailers who continued to trade under the same name. Eventually, Musgraves decided to franchise the Budgens brand, which led to more store openings, particularly in petrol station forecourts. By 2009, a few of the independently owned Budgens stores that had been underperforming were returned to the Musgrave group, and the company also took some stores in from the Co-Op Group, who had them for sale following the devisement of Somerfields. In 2015, it was confirmed by the Musgraves Group that they had reached an agreement with the Booker Group to sell both Budgens and Londis for £40 million. The deal was subject to regulatory approval but has since been processed.
Budgens stores vary in size from 140m to 900m. As a result of their small size, the stores are classed as convenience stores, rather than supermarkets. According to an analysis by the TNS Worldpanel in 2004, Budgens ranked 13th in the grocery sector. At the Retail Industry Awards in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2012, Budgens was voted as the fresh foods convenience retailer of the year.
Today, Budgens has over 100 stores, varying from petrol station forecourts to village supermarkets. It is believed to be one of the oldest supermarkets in Great Britain and has certainly come a long way since its origins in Maidenhead as a small grocery store.
Remember that you can use the store locator tool on the Budgens website to find your local store. The tool will tell you the store address, the opening hours and what types of products you can expect to find inside. If you are unsure if a specific store will be open on a Bank Holiday or want to check if a certain offer/brand is available in store, call the Budgens Head Office contact number on this page where a member of the team will be happy to help you.