Committed to the Community

Posted on Jan 27, 2017

Committed to the Community

Following the recent announcement that Booker Group, the owner of the Budgens brand, is to be acquired by Tesco, we would like to reassure our customers that C T Baker Budgens Aylsham and Holt stores in North Norfolk will remain independently-owned by C T Baker Group. C T Baker Group is committed to developing its Budgens stores, which we value as an integral part of our business strategy and are of vital importance in supporting the local communities where we live and work. We will continue to work with all our local suppliers to source the best and freshest products, whilst providing everyday value without compromise on quality. The planned acquisition of Booker Group by Tesco does not include the sale of C T Baker Budgens stores in Holt and Aylsham. We are a family-run business, which will remain dedicated to serving our customers and community by providing an exceptional level of service and the highest standards and availability of products now and in the...

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C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham Wins at the IAA Awards

Posted on Dec 2, 2016

On the 1st December the Directors and management of C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham and Holt attended the 2016 Independent Achievers Academy Awards. The ceremony recognised the achievements of retailers throughout the UK that had worked with the Academy throughout the year to develop their stores. The IAA awards and gala dinner were held at East Wintergarten in London where C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham was proud to be named best in category for ‘In-Store Display’.  The store came against strong competition from Shelley’s Budgens, Horsham; Shingadia’s Londis, Southwater and The Village Shop Hook Norton. Alongside its winning category, the C T Baker Budgens of Aylsham store was nominated as a ‘Marketing to Cutomers’ finalist. On the evening, C T Baker Budgens of Holt was heralded as a finalist in the ‘Retail Innovation’ and ‘Effective Ranging’ categories. Both stores were also named within the IAA’s UK & Ireland Top 100 Retailers list — the only two stores in the Norfolk region to be featured in the ranking. Budgens of Aylsham’s latest award follows its accolade as ‘In-Store Services Retailer of the Year’ at the Convenience Retail Awards in March this year....

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Budgens of Aylsham & Holt Named as IAA Award Finalists

Posted on Oct 13, 2016

Following the success of being named in the Top 100 IAA Independent Retailers 2016, Budgens of Aylsham and Holt are pleased to be named as finalists at this year’s Independent Achievers Academy Awards! At the Local Shop Summit, at Twickenham Stadium, 12th October, both stores were nominated in the following categories: Budgens of Aylsham – Marketing to customers – In-store display   Budgens of Holt – Effective ranging – Retail innovation As the only two stores nominated in our region, both will go ahead to represent Norfolk at the the prestigious IAA Gala Dinner and prize presentation in London on 1 December....

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C T Baker Budgens Shortlisted for National Retail Award

Posted on Sep 30, 2016

C T Baker Budgens Shortlisted for National Retail Award

C T Baker Budgens Stores Shortlisted for National Retail Award Congratulations to our Budgens Aylsham and Holt stores, which have both been shortlisted in this year’s Independent Achievers Academy Awards.         Budgens Aylsham nominations: – Marketing to customers – Merchandising – In Store Display – Availability – Staff Development   Budgens Holt nominations: – Retail Innovation – Effective Ranging   Our stores are two of the 55 stores shortlisted for the awards so far. In the next stage of the competition, four finalists in each category will be announced at the Local Shop Summit on 12th October. Following this, the eventual winners will be announced at a prestigious IAA Gala Dinner in London on 1st December. The best of luck to our stores!...

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Aylsham & Holt in the Top 100 Retailers

Posted on Aug 31, 2016

The Independent Achievers Academy Top 100 Stores for 2016 Announced!   The 100 independent convenience stores doing the most to serve their local communities around the UK have been unveiled by the Independent Achievers Academy. Budgens of Aylsham & Budgens of Holt have both qualified in the top 100 stores.   Selection of the top 100 follows a rigorous mystery shopping programme across the UK using the IAA’s industry-leading benchmarks that measure the simple things that retailers can do to provide excellent service to shoppers.   Click on the link below to read more.   Top 100 Independent Retailers in the UK & Ireland...

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Aylsham Show 2016

Posted on Aug 30, 2016

We were pleased to see so many of you at Aylsham show this year.  The cheese tasting was a huge success, and the answers are below; Sample A – Barbers Vintage Reserve Sample B – Special Reserve Wensleydale Sample C – Beauvale Sample D – Le Gruyere Sample E – Brie De Meaux Thank you to everyone who visited our stand and took part in our competition, all cheeses sampled are available at our delicatessen counter in Budgens of Aylsham.  Winners will be published on here as soon as they are...

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Budgens of Aylsham Nominated ‘Best Food or Drink Supplier’

Posted on Jun 21, 2016

Budgens of Aylsham is delighted to announce that its cheese counter has been nominated as ‘Best Food or Drink Supplier’ at the 2016 Norfolk Hero Food and Drink Awards. With shortlisting and judging set to be conducted in the next few weeks, the finalists’ award ceremony is to take place at this year’s Aylsham Show, on Monday 29th August. Congratulations to the Aylsham store team and fingers crossed for the award announcement! Visit: Norfolk Hero Food and Drink...

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Charities of the Year 2016

Posted on Apr 14, 2016

Charities of the Year 2016

Budgens of Aylsham’s charity of the year for 2016 is the Aylsham Care Trust (ACT). ACT provides a wide range of services for in North Norfolk for those that are challenged by significant health and other problems such as mental health issues, physical illnesses as well as additional barriers such as increasing personal and social isolation. It offers a wide range of activities and support, which encourages the individual to feel empowered and to remain in control of their lives. Based at the ACT Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Aylsham, services provided by the Aylsham Care Trust include social outings, shopping trips, coffee mornings and personal assistant services. Additionally – when our customers purchase a five pence carrier bag in our store, money is raised for the Mardler Talking Newspaper for the...

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