David Knight's Tales

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    The 'F' word

    2018-02-06T11:35:00Z

    Consolidation in the sector has turned Budgens retailer David’s thoughts to franchising.

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    A 'lost year' in retail

    2017-10-04T12:28:00Z

    2017 might be seen as a year of ‘wait and see’ for West Sussex-based Budgens retailer David, but 2018 promises to be a year of action.

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    Tipping point

    2017-07-24T16:42:00Z

    There is a tipping point where artificially low food prices are no longer sustainable, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Cautiously optimistic - again

    2017-05-02T14:35:00Z

    Budgens retailer David Knight takes the long view on the proposed Tesco-Booker merger.

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    Keeping up with trends

    2015-10-12T10:42:00Z

    The challenge is to keep meeting changing consumer tastes, says West Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Cautious optimism

    2015-06-02T15:14:00Z

    David Knight welcomes Booker’s plans to buy Budgens and Londis.

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    Event planning

    2015-04-13T11:49:00Z

    Sound preparation and offering something different paid off for Knight’s Budgens at Easter.

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    Riding the storm

    2015-02-16T09:47:00Z

    The competition’s hotting up with Sainbury’s Local opening in Hassocks, but Budgens retailer David Knight is keeping his cool

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    Lighting up Christmas

    2014-12-02T14:05:00Z

    Sussex retailer David Knight urges all retailers to get into the community spirit at Christmas.

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    United front

    2014-10-08T15:00:00Z

    We’re all on the same side when it comes to battling against the multiples, says Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    The heat is on

    2014-08-18T10:31:00Z

    Sales are sizzling in the sunshine, but the heat is on as Budgens retailer David Knight has some tough decisions to make.

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    Up and running

    2014-03-24T10:05:00Z

    Since Budgens retailer David Knight opened his second store, customer reaction and sales have been very encouraging.

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    New year, new store

    2014-01-06T10:55:00Z

    Budgens retailer David Knight has purchased a new 6,000sq ft store a few miles from his award-winning Hassocks store.

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    Breaking bad

    2013-10-07T11:13:00Z

    David Knight’s decision to upgrade his building security prevented a gang from breaking into his Hassocks store. But he was not prepared for the lack of police support.

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    Working holiday

    2013-09-09T10:46:00Z

    While Hassocks took its holidays, it was back to school for Budgens retailer David Knight who undertook a comprehensive review of his business.

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    Silly season

    2013-06-24T11:51:00Z

    Contemplating two seasons in one day can be a challenge for retailers, says Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Point of difference

    2013-05-08T14:30:00Z

    As the maket matures, we all need to understand what makes us different in order to survive, says Budgens retailer David Knight.

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    Seasonal sales

    2013-03-18T10:28:00Z

    Sussex Budgens retailer David Knight has been working harder to capitalise on events in the 2013 calendar.

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    Let it snow

    2013-01-30T10:06:00Z

    “All we need is snow to help things along” was Budgens retailer David Knight’s most quoted phrase…and then it came.

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    Planning for Christmas

    2012-12-03T12:13:00Z

    At this point you realise that all the Christmas planning in the world will not give that magical answer, says Budgens retailer David Knight.