Local School reopens Melbourne community store

Friday Jun 14, 2024

Children from Columbus School and College joined our management team and Society President, Tony Price, in relaunching our new look Melbourne Food Co-op in June.

SEN pupils from the school, which is just a few minutes walk from the community shop, visit the store at least once a week where they learn about how to use cash, food hygiene and healthy eating, social rules and a whole host of other skills that many of us take for granted. We were so pleased they were able to join us in launching the store and each received a goodie bag as thanks.

Our Melbourne store undertook a remarkably thorough refit, which was remarkable as it was only closed for two days. You can take an online tour around the shop here.

Changes included a smart new My Coffee Station, expanded layout and revised product listings, new instore decor and an updated cool black exterior. It also adopted the International Co-operative Alliance’s globally recognised logo, making it the latest of Chelmsford Star’s shops to join the international co-op family.


Society President, Tony Price, enjoys a coffee from the sleek new My Coffee Station within the store.