Employees lose out as Budgens in Tolworth set to close

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Budgens in Tolworth will close in two weeks’ time, leaving employees out of a job.

A Budgens spokeswoman said: “Most Budgens stores are owned by independent retailers who live and work in the communities they serve.

“In Budgens Tolworth, we have unfortunately been unable to find an appropriate retailer for the store. It will therefore cease trading as a Budgens on [Wednesday] February 19.

“We are supporting our employees in working with the local job centre to consider all the opportunities open to them in finding new employment.”

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2:59pm Wed 5 Feb 14

DB says...

Not really a surpise, unforutunately. Sainsbury's are due to open a new store within a few metres of that Budgens. I have not been down there in a while, so perhaps they already have.

The only thing that can happen here is that Tesco can open an 'Express' store in Budgens to add to the one they already have in Tolworth. That will enable them and Sainsbury's to collectively destroy the other remaining businesses on the Broadway and give the residents of Tolworth the same level fo choice that everyone else will have in 10 years time.
Not really a surpise, unforutunately. Sainsbury's are due to open a new store within a few metres of that Budgens. I have not been down there in a while, so perhaps they already have. The only thing that can happen here is that Tesco can open an 'Express' store in Budgens to add to the one they already have in Tolworth. That will enable them and Sainsbury's to collectively destroy the other remaining businesses on the Broadway and give the residents of Tolworth the same level fo choice that everyone else will have in 10 years time. DB

8:04pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Highview says...

This Budgens was always empty of customers mainly because it was so very expensive, a lot of the time they didn't even need to staff the main checkouts! (just like the one on Hook Parade)
This Budgens was always empty of customers mainly because it was so very expensive, a lot of the time they didn't even need to staff the main checkouts! (just like the one on Hook Parade) Highview

12:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

So in theory the two 'lost' jobs at Budgen should be replaced by 'new' jobs at Sainsbury.
But, I hate the way that Sainsbury and Tesco are carpet bombing us with their poxy little stores - creating a uniform wasteland of Metro and Express stores, restricting choice and driving out local food busineses.
So in theory the two 'lost' jobs at Budgen should be replaced by 'new' jobs at Sainsbury. But, I hate the way that Sainsbury and Tesco are carpet bombing us with their poxy little stores - creating a uniform wasteland of Metro and Express stores, restricting choice and driving out local food busineses. kingstonpaul

4:29pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Highview says...

That's hardly the case in Tolworth though - there is still a large M&S Simply Food and an Iceland and numerous local food stores.
That's hardly the case in Tolworth though - there is still a large M&S Simply Food and an Iceland and numerous local food stores. Highview

9:19am Fri 7 Feb 14

tolworth says...

I was in there last night and one of the ladies on the check out told me Sports Direct were opening a store here!!
I was in there last night and one of the ladies on the check out told me Sports Direct were opening a store here!! tolworth

12:52pm Fri 7 Feb 14

kingstonpaul says...

tolworth wrote:
I was in there last night and one of the ladies on the check out told me Sports Direct were opening a store here!!
That won't do much to lift the area.
[quote][p][bold]tolworth[/bold] wrote: I was in there last night and one of the ladies on the check out told me Sports Direct were opening a store here!![/p][/quote]That won't do much to lift the area. kingstonpaul

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