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Green grocer’s order

A POLICY of encouraging staff to go green has seen supermarket chain Budgens increase an order for Toyota’s petrol-electric Prius.

It took delivery of five of the vehicles at the start of the year and has now ordered two more.

The group operates a user-chooser policy based on 12 manufacturers and encourages staff to think green when choosing a car.

The buying, IT and finance departments of the company’s new head office in Middlesex will use the new cars.

Fleet manager Linda O’Hara said: ‘Drivers, particularly the accountants, are attracted by vehicles that offer tax benefits.’

Staff will also now be able to escape the £5 London congestion charge by using a Prius.

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