Welcome from Guy Warner
As lockdown starts to lift for summer, we all wait with bated breath to see what the ‘new normal’ looks like. Hopefully, it will be all the best bits of life before coronavirus coupled with the best bits of what we’ve learnt living during lockdown.
For me, that’s a return to local produce, supporting our talented and hard-working local producers and embracing the food grown on our doorstep.
If anything good has come out of the last few months, it’s that many of us have discovered a new and better way to shop. We’ve been queuing up to buy top quality foods, grown with pleasure, pride and perseverance by local farmers, green grocers, butchers and bakers. It’s a way of shopping that feels more fair, more sustainable and just more right than before and I hope it’s one we can alternate with those essential trips to the supermarkets.
Of course, there will also be a ‘new normal’ for Warner’s Budgens this month – on 19th July, our last remaining food store in Bidford-on-Avon will be closing and re-opening on 23rd July as Your Co-op Food Market. We will of course still have our two petrol stations in Tewkesbury and Quedgeley, and it won't be long before we will be launching some new stores - watch this space!
Wherever and however you choose to do your shopping post coronavirus, I hope that you will continue to support our local producers. I have seen first-hand how powerful a community can be when we all work together, and now more than ever, we all need to support each other as we move forwards together into the new normal…
Thank you for your valued support of Warner’s Budgens over the years.