Budgens is offering a year-round ‘entertainment’ offer in-store, providing a range of food product lines suitable for many social occasions.
The service offers 82 product lines that include fresh speciality meat joints, whole hams and poultry, cutting pies, deli salads, canap eacute;s and buffet platters, celebration cakes and desserts, plus fine wines. The food comes ready-prepared in appropriate serving dishes, offering customers a way to cater for parties, dinners and other special occasions.
Customers can order the food range throughout the year, with additional lines for Christmas. The food has a five-day lead time and customers need to fill in a form available at their local store. The order is delivered ready for collection at the customers’ convenience.
Also included in the selection is a range of ‘Gastro’ offerings from Newitts and selected international and ethnic dishes including curries from Noon Products.
Rick Wiles, meat plant operations controller, said: “The advantage of the service is the flexibility it provides, everything comes ready-to-cook or ready-to-serve and special orders, such as extra large joints and speciality cuts, can be ordered through the store to arrive within the five-day lead time.”