Musgrave GB has launched a scheme for Budgens and Londis retailers to help them save money on store operating costs.

The Smartsavings package allows retailers to make savings on costs such as energy contracts, waste management, telecoms and age-related sales testing.

“With increased pressure to remain competitive and with value critical to shoppers, managing operating costs is key,” said Musgrave GB FD Julie Wirth.

Kash Jaffar, who owns stores under both the Budgens and Londis fascias, added: “Rising costs are a significant challenge so it’s brilliant that Londis and Budgens retailers both have access to this service.”