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Sainsbury’s has opened a new Neighbourhood Hub store on the former Knight’s Budgens site in Henfield, West Sussex.

Former owner David Knight revealed the sale of the site to Sainsbury’s in January 2023. The store had been closed while Sainsbury’s carried out upgrade works.

The new 5,554 sq. ft. site is the latest Neighbourhood Hub format, which the retailer describes as a “food-led interpretation of its renowned supermarket offer whose size sits between that of convenience stores and supermarkets”. Their aim is to give customers access to everything they need to complete a weekly shop locally, with a goal is to be the “best in neighbourhood” one-stop offer, with great value, product choice and community at their heart”.

All 34 of the staff from the original store have stayed on to become Sainsbury’s employees. Liam Parris, Sainsbury’s Henfield local store manager, said: “I’m delighted that the entire team has decided to become part of the Sainsbury’s family and I’m really proud of my colleagues for the way they have pulled together to help get everything ready. I hope the local community enjoys their new store and I’d like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way.”

Patrick Dunne, Sainsbury’s property director, added: “We’re excited to have launched our tenth Neighbourhood Hub store this morning following a major investment, giving the local community in Henfield the chance to experience Sainsbury’s fantastic product offer from one of our latest format stores. Like the rest of our estate, Sainsbury’s Henfield Local will operate using 100% renewable electricity and 100% LED lighting as part of our ambition to become net zero in our own operations by 2035.”