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Summer Fun in Melbourne

 

Each year we are pleased support Sister Moira & Sister Margaret (two local nuns) with refreshments for the children's activity week that they organise in Melbourne every summer.

 

The event is taking place at Parkwood Academy this week, and we are looking forward to having a group of them come to relaunch our Kings Road store tomorrow at 10AM.

 

Special thanks to our local supplier, Rossi Ice-cream & Britvic have also kindly donated refreshments for the children to keep them cool in the heatwave. We hope everyone has a great time!

Membership & Marketing team to descend 262ft from The Arcelormittal Orbit on World Alzheimer's Day!

We have various fundraising initiatives going on throughout the year for our Charity of the Year, the Alzheimer's Society. 

The next challenge will be for the girls from the Membership & Marketing Team (Georgina Leather, Emily Smith, Yasmin Young and Claudia Eleady-Cole) to 'Abseil the Orbit'. 

They will be abseiling 262ft  down the ArcelorMittal Orbit at the Olympic Park in Stratford on Friday 21st September 2018.

Some of them are scared of heights!!!

Introducing new Studio Blue from Denby...

Now available in our Chelmsford Quadrant department store, Studio Blue is the latest handcrafted tableware collection from iconic British potters, Denby drawing inspiration from the trend for authentic and artisan pieces and honest materials found in homeware and interiors. Studio Blue is made from quality, Made in England stoneware, with beautiful pieces inspired by the calming blue tones and raw textures of stone and minerals.

Thousands flock to the Essex Food Festival for the 7th consecutive year...

The Essex Festival of Food and Drink which took place over the weekend (14/15th July) celebrated delicious food and drink, particularly from Essex and the East Anglian region, championing real food and drink from real producers!

Take a dash of Tom Kerridge, a pinch of Chris Galvin, a sprinkling of food love from Fred Sirieix, a veritable feast from other local chefs, coupled with lots of great food and drink samples and warm weather and you have the perfect ingredients for a great family day out! 

Kings Road food store to get a refit....

Our Kings Road store in Chelmsford will be closing for a refit on 28th July and re-opening at 7am on Wednesday 8th August.

Come and join us from 9.30am for face painting/balloon modelling and some fun!

They'll be DOUBLE POINTS* for members on the 8th as well as great offers on the day!

The store will have an extended range of chilled meats, dairy, produce, soft drinks, plus Lavazza coffee, Rollover hotdogs and Otis Doughnuts. 

There will be local food tastings from 10am. 

 

Happy International Day of Co-operatives! #CoopsDay

Saturday 7th July marks the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives.

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is "sustainable consumption and production of goods and services". It gives an opportunity for co-operatives to show how they run successful businesses while respecting our natural environment and the resources it offers.

Big Co-op Clean Up

 

As part of our commitment to the environment and the local community, we will be holding a series of 'Big Co-op Clean Up' events across our trading area. We are providing all litter picking equipment, but would love for some local volunteers to come along. Whether you are an individual looking to do a good deed, have a group looking to do some community work or a local business wanting to send a representative, please get in touch if you'd like to help out.

 

The locations, dates and times of our clean ups are listed here:

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