New funeral directors open doors in George Yard Shopping Centre

A new Co-op Funeral Directors have opened in George Yard Shopping Centre, Braintree. The eighth branch owned by our local independent co-operative society, Chelmsford Star, its doors are now open six days a week ready to support and assist the Braintree community.

The ribbon was formally cut by Society President Susan Sullivan on 18th November, during a Blessing Ceremony performed by local Reverend Rod Reid. Also in attendance were colleagues from other branches, Chelmsford Star CEO Barry Wood and curious members of the public.

Izabel London joins Braintree Quadrant

Izabel London is the latest fashion brand to join our fashion department at the Braintree Quadrant Department Store.

Leading fashion brand for the modern woman; versatile, feminine and affordable. Izabel fashion joins many brands including Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Quiz Clothing and Wallis to name just a few.

To view the latest autumn/winter fashion ranges from the Braintree store CLICK HERE

West Road (Shoeburyness) food store re-opens after 10 day refit!

Our West Road, Shoeburyness store closed on Saturday 4th November for a ten-day refurbishment and re-opened at 10am this morning (Wednesday 15th November) the store was re-opened by the Society's Vice President, Judy Saunders and The Southend Food Bank (one of our community card groups).

The Southend Food Bank has a basket in the store where non-perishable food can be donated to them. 

Brave Soul joins Braintree Quadrant menswear department

Brave Soul has joined the men's fashion department in the Braintree Quadrant department store. Accompanying brands such as Superdry and Double Two.

Est. in 1972, the Brave Soul philosophy has always been to bridge the gap between catwalk fashion and the high street.

Brave Soul is the core brand of UK based Whispering Smith, a leading manufacturer of innovative fashion clothing for all major high street stores and e-tailers across the globe.

Arcadia launch OUTFIT KIDS and it's available in Braintree Quadrant...

The Arcadia Group recently launched OUTFIT Kids, a style-led childrenswear brand, providing on-trend looks for boys and girls aged between 18 months and 12 years old.

On sale in our Braintree Quadrant store now, the OUTFIT Kids range will be priced from £7-£45. It promises quality, value and style for the fashionistas of the future.

From The Archives: Chelmsford Star Co-op on Remembrance Sunday

Chelmsford Star Co-operative, Essex’s local and independent co-op, is 150 years old this year, which it has celebrated with museum exhibitions and the publication of a book highlighting its work in our community since 1867. As we look to remember those lost in all conflicts on Remembrance Sunday, Chelmsford Star is remembering its employees who left work to help their country at the start of the First World War.

We’re Galleywood’s Co-op, and we’re Proud of it!

There has been a lot of strong public feeling about the news that ‘the co-op’ were planning on opening a new food store on a site currently occupied by The Eagle Public House and its car park, in Galleywood.

Please be aware that this proposal has not been made by your local co-operative, Chelmsford Star, which owns the co-op food shop on Barnard Road. Chelmsford Star is an entirely independent co-operative that solely operates in Essex, and it has owned a popular convenience store in Galleywood since 1935.

West Road, Shoeburyness store to close for refurbishment....

Our West Road, Shoeburyness store will close early this Saturday (4th Nov) for a refurbishment and is due to reopen at 10am on Wednesday 15th November being opened by the Society's Vice President, Judy Saunders and The Southend Food Bank (one of our community card groups).

There will be an improved range of chilled snaking, produce, chilled wine & beer. The store will also see the introduction of Dunkin Donuts, Rollover hotdogs and Starslush Drinks.