BENTS Garden and Home has been able to welcome colleagues back to work and dedicate more resources to its Food Boxes.

A range of Food Boxes can be ordered both online and also over the phone, an option which is proving popular with those customers who don’t have access to the internet and prefer the personal interaction with Bents’ colleagues.

These can be ordered before 3pm for next day collection from store (between 10am – 3pm), where colleagues ensure minimum contact at a dedicated collection point outside the Food Hall.

Matthew Bent, Managing Director at Bents Garden Home said: “Whilst the rules and guidelines over retail and shopping are starting to change and people are able to get out and about more, there are still many who are shielding and want to reduce contact, which is why we are continuing to dedicate time and commitment to our Food Boxes.

“We have had some great feedback, especially the ability to place orders over the phone, and have used this to increase the variety of boxes, providing a wider variety of fresh produce as well as food store products and cleaning essentials. And now we have more colleagues back with us, we can increase this service and meet continuing demand.”

Choices include:

  • Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Box (£29.99) - which includes 16 types of fruit and veg as well as fresh bread, eggs and milk
  • Everyday Essentials Salad Box (£14.99) 11 essential salad items including tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber
  • Everyday Essentials Box (£20.00) 9 items for the store cupboard including cereal, flour, pasta and tinned tomatoes
  • Honeywells Everyday Meat Box (£25.00) which includes 5 types of meat as well as Honeywell’s popular sausage rolls
  • Honeywells Mixed Steak Box (£45.00) large selection of meat steaks including beef burgers and flavoured stir fry.
  • Honeywells BBQ Box (£45.00) perfect for the warmer weather and includes sausages, burgers, ribs, steak and a variety of flavoured chicken
  • Bents has also launched an Essential Cleaning Box (£20.00) with a variety of cleaning products for the home as well as toilet rolls and laundry items.

With the Centre now open and following strict safety standards, Bents’ Food Hall continues to operate its early opening hours for NHS and emergency workers (8am – 8.30am, Monday to Friday), followed by shopping time for the elderly and vulnerable (8.30am – 10.00am, Monday to Wednesday).