Midhurst Budgens helps local traders

The Hungry Guest at the Budgens local suppliers event CONTRIBUTED PICTURE SUS-140912-161729001
The Hungry Guest at the Budgens local suppliers event CONTRIBUTED PICTURE SUS-140912-161729001

MIDHURST Budgens joined the rest of the country in celebrating independent, local shops on Small Business Saturday.

The national celebration of trade took place on December 6 and Budgens welcomed a number of suppliers and producers from around the area, to showcase their goods and meet a wider customer base.

Fresh food manager at the shop, Andrew Massey, said: “Our local suppliers event at Budgens in Midhurst helped support more than 13 different suppliers including The Hungry Guest Bakery from Petworth, O’Hagans Sausages from Fishbourne and the Faretti Bakery from Lodsworth.

“The day was intended for customers to try local and fresh foods within the Midhurst store.

“It was also a way of supporting local and fresh food suppliers in small businesses, allowing them to branch out to our customer base.”