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A Warwickshire-based butcher that was forced to give up its premises after more than 100 years in business is to return to the town where it was founded after a Retail Newsagent-run project.
Becks Butchers, a company which can trace its history back to 1881, operated on the high street of the small town of Kenilworth until rising rents forced it to close its doors in 2013.
The family-run business relocated to the neighbouring town of Royal Leamington Spa where Spar retailers David and Margaret Ingham provided space for a counter within their store.
And now, after the Spar store featured in RN’s Come Shop With Me project a Kenilworth retailer who took part in the initiative is looking to bring the Becks brand back to the town.
Sid and Sukhi Sidhu, who run Sukhi’s Simply Fresh, are trialling a range of the company’s produce, including chicken breasts and sausages, but hope to permanently reinstate the Becks name within the community.
“The company is originally from the area and was on the high street for many years until their rent was doubled and they had to leave,” said Mr Sidhu. “I think them supplying us with fresh meat will be very popular because customers know and trust the name and will be glad to have them back in our community.”
Watch the Come Shop With Me 2015 video below to see what made Sid's store the winner
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