‘Local’ has become a bit of a buzzword recently but at Warner’s Budgens we have been supporting local producers since the day we opened in 2007. This means that as well as offering a wide range of everyday essentials at supermarket prices, we also stock over 700 locally-produced items, many award-winning, and all personally sourced by us. Guy Warner, the owner of Warner’s Budgens, strongly believes that supporting local producers in this way brings benefits to our customers, in terms of quality and choice, as well as to the local economy. Our commitment to reducing food miles means that we try to source seasonal fruit and vegetables from British and local growers and we offer 100% British own-brand meat alongside our local meat ranges.
Who We Are
A local independent supermarket with a difference. Based in the heart of vibrant communities across Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
‘Value for money’ is often another overused term but we really do give our customers the chance to make huge savings every time they shop with us. Many of our customers have already joined our popular Taste Club which offers members up to £30-worth of savings every month. The Taste Club Reward Card allows members to make even more savings on their weekly shop with bonus offers and Reward Card points. Taste Club is free to join and members also receive seasonal recipes from leading local chefs, exclusive offers at local restaurants, and a free product to test and review. For details, visit www.budgenstasteclub.co.uk.
From day one, Warner’s Budgens set out to be a community-focused supermarket and we continue to make real contributions to our community in a variety of ways. Our Community Savings Scheme has been running for over five years and has raised in excess of £10,000 for local good causes. Supporting the scheme is easy: customers receive a Community Savings Token for every £10 they spend in store which we then convert into cash for local projects, chosen by customers and staff members. We also actively sponsor the local primary schools in the areas where our stores are located by running our Bread Scheme of Work on an annual basis, and we provide medals and trophies for the local youth football clubs’ end of season awards, amongst many other things.
We are proud of where we live and the towns and villages where our stores are located, so we do our best to keep waste to a minimum. Our Pennies for Plastic scheme has taken thousands of carrier bags out of circulation while raising thousands of pounds for charity. We are committed to reducing food miles by sourcing seasonal fruit and vegetables from British growers and our own brand meat is now all 100% British. We are committed to supporting local producers and are continually looking to increase the number of local products that we stock. We recycle 80% of the waste in our stores, and have reduced our energy consumption by 25% with energy-saving electrical equipment.