Welcome from Guy Warner
This summer, we enter a period of great change. Lockdown restrictions have, for the main, lifted, yet we are still faced with many unknowns. Change can be daunting, frightening even, yet it can also signal a new beginning, a fresh start.
That’s certainly the case for Warner’s Budgens, as the last of our current stores rebranded as Your Co-op Food Market stores during July. It’s a bittersweet time; the memories of those early days when we opened our first Warner’s Budgens in Broadway; the sense of community we quickly became a part of; the fabulous, loyal customers we soon got to know; and the amazing local producers we had the pleasure of working with. Those are things we will treasure.
But there are new, exciting times ahead. We opened a brand-new petrol station in Upton upon Severn on 24th July. Gulf-branded, but independently owned by Warner’s, it is open 24 hours a day and features pay at pump facilities for added convenience. We also look forward to the opening of a brand-new Warner’s store at the site next year.
While we will never be able to exactly replicate those early days of Warner’s Budgens, we have learned so much about the value of community, about offering a truly personal service to our customers and about supporting our local producers. We are excited about sharing everything we have learned with our new community in Upton upon Severn.
We are also keen to stay in touch with our loyal customers and Taste Club members – we will continue to bring you great offers for local produce, fantastic dining out experiences and food & drink events through our monthly Taste Club newsletters – if you haven’t already signed up, click on the link.
Here’s to new adventures, for customers old and new…