Budgens owner for the last 10 years Jinx Hundal said he was selling the store for personal reasons as he could no longer juggle the management and raising a three-year-old child.
“I am at the end of my 10 year contract with Budgens and my personal circumstances have changed in that time,” he said.“I decided I needed to look at my options, and the Co-Op came forward.”All of the 27 members of staff will be able retain their jobs under TUPE legislation, added Mr Hundal.“One of my decision making processes is the store is in desperate need of investment, and the Co-Op are gutting the store and putting a brand new one back in, so they are investing a large amount of money.
“The Co-op is a community retailer and we’re committed to playing an active role in local life.”The company said it would be revealing further information about the new supermarket next week.
Last Friday, Central England Co-operative opened its 3,000sq ft store in the village, creating 19 new jobs.
It comes just a week after Central England Co-operative opened a £1.6m store on the former Brundall Motor Company site.A visit to Halifax is not complete without trying the fabled donair, the offical food of Halifax.