Budgens Worker Speaks Out Over Store Closure

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Published at 7:09am 20th February 2017.

Wessex FM’s been speaking to an employee at Budgens in Littlemoor after news that the shop is set to close.

Wessex FM’s been speaking to an employee at Budgens in Littlemoor after news that the shop is set to close.

Staff have begun the search for new jobs after the store announced it was closing.

The news came just days after the company fell into administration, citing difficult trading conditions.

Around 50 staff face losing their jobs.

Ben Parker is one of them and he told us the situation is very sad: “We’ve had difficult trading conditions for a while now and last week we went into administration.”

“Shortly after that we were told via email we had a maximum of 4 weeks left.  All the stock has now been reduced.  It’s such a shame because they are splitting up a big family and that’s exactly what we are.”

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