Budgens, the independent retail brand, are set to open three new forecourt stores 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 Somerset and is expected mid-March.
These new forecourts will stock an extensive range of products from essentials and food-on-the-go options to a more complete offering which reflects the brand’s key shopper missions – a strong lunch offering, top-up shop and meal for tonight. They will also include a good fresh range alongside affordable artisan products from local suppliers and trusted brands.
Mike Baker, Budgens Director says “Our forecourt business is performing really well and we’ve got the balance between convenience and interesting just right. It’s fantastic to see these new stores opening and to be welcoming new retail partners such as Mohammed Farooq, I’m sure he’ll make Stadhamptomn a great success.”
Budgens of Stadhampton
Summit Service Station, Stadhampton, Oxfordshire OX44 7TP
This new forecourt is in a village location 8miles south of Oxford and has a neighbourhood store feel. The site has undergone a full rebuild and refit project creating a new 2,335 sq ft shop which is owned by our new retail partner Mohammed Farooq.
Budgens of Kingsclere
Kingsclere Service Station, Newbury Road, Kingsclere, Hampshire RG20 4TA
The site is a redevelopment of a closed down forecourt and is owned by John Mason of Peregrine Retail Ltd. The forecourt is located on the outskirts of Kingsclere which is 7 miles south of Newbury and is currently undergoing a full regeneration which will result in a new 2,500 sq ft shop being created.
Budgens of Wellington
Westpark 26, Wellington Somerset TA21 9AD
This will be the second new forecourt for our retail partner John Mason; it is being built on a new site and will encompass a 2,660 sq ft store plus a Subway concession on an edge of town development in Wellington. John Mason also operates the Budgens stores at Blackhorse, Blashford and Bridgwater.