Londis and Budgens retailers have welcomed a new Smartsavings package, to help them benefit from better deals on a wide range of operating costs.
The service, introduced by Budgens and Londis working with Smartsavings to help its partners benefit from their collective scale, will make it easier for retailers to manage rising operating costs in the tough retail climate.
Kash Jaffar, who owns stores under both the Budgens and Londis brands commented, “Rising costs are a significant challenge in our business so it’s brilliant that Londis and Budgens retailers both have access to this service. Whether you have one business, or many, I have no doubt that money can be saved across these areas. I’m speaking with Smartsavings to see where I can save money and will definitely be taking advantage of this service”.
Julie Wirth, Finance Director for Budgens and Londis added: “With increased pressure to remain competitive in the retail market and with value remaining critical to shoppers in these tough economic times, managing operating costs is key to being successful in retail. We have worked with our retailers to develop the Smartsavings offer which is a great solution to help our retailers benefit from the economies of scale of our network.”
Some of services available under Smartsavings include energy contracts, waste management, telecoms, cash collections, washroom services, pest control, balers, barrier mats, washroom services and age testing on sales of alcohol and tobacco,.
Richard Beale Managing Director of Brightsourcing which delivers the Smartsavings solution comments, “We are delighted to be expanding the Smartsavings scheme to all Budgens and Londis retailers. Smartsavings saves time and money by providing a one-stop shop of excellent value deals covering all major merchandise expenditures. It’s totally free to use plus retailers can choose which services they need”.
The performance of the deals will be reviewed with retailer representatives for both Budgens and Londis through retailer cost forums, ensuring retailers are benefitting from the best deals possible.
To sign-up and to access deals, Budgens and Londis retailers should visit www.smartsavings.co.uk/musgrave.