Essex & Herts Air Ambulance announced as new Charity of the Year partner...

Since 2006, Chelmsford Star Co-operative has supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for all fundraising.

Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, we have raised over £450,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support,  Families InFocus(Essex), Canine Partners, Essex Dementia Care, The J's Hospice, MIND, Kids Inspire, Little Haven's and Alzheimer's Society.

We’re Launching Food Collections Across Essex


To celebrate ‘Co-op Fortnight’, we’ll be launching over 40 food donation points in our shops across Essex.

The ‘Food For Thought…’ campaign will be a huge benefit to dozens of local organisations, each based in the same neighbourhood as their collection point. These including food banks, animal shelters, homeless charities and churches.

Double points for members!


To celebrate Co-operative Fortnight, we will be offering our members double points in our food stores from Monday 24th June - Sunday 7th July. Usual exclusions will apply, such as Lottery, PayPoint, cigarettes/tobacco and baby formula milk. Co-op Fortnight aims to spread the co-op word and shares the values that makes our business different from the other supermarkets.


If you're not yet a member, there's still time to join online here.


Top tips for National BBQ Week (27th May - 2nd June 2019)

If you’ve been enjoying the intermittent sunshine over the past week or so, your thoughts will have more than likely turned to the great summer ritual of the barbecue!

There’s no better way to make the most of the warm evenings than having a few friends over, enjoying a few drinks, and feasting on chargrilled meat (okay, so a bit of salad is allowed).

It’s easy to host a barbecue, but to host a great barbecue is a little more difficult.

By following these few simple steps however, you can ensure that your barbecuing has them coming back for more…

Chelmsford Star Co-op raises over £60k for Alzheimer’s Society!

Chelmsford Star Co-operative has proudly announced that its employees, customers and members have together, raised a massive £61,440 for its twelfth Charity of the Year, Alzheimer’s Society.

The year started in May 2018 and ran to the end of April, 2019 and during the period; numerous activities were run across the Society’s food, departmental store, funeral and travel outlets.

Another members holiday... to Porthcawl, Wales!


Due to the popularity of our members holidays to Isle of Wight and Torquay for Turkey and Tinsel, our Travel team have arranged another members coach holiday. This holiday is to Porthcawl in Wales, and will leave on Wednesday 16th October.

3* Seabank Hotel, 5 days.

£225 for members, £230 for non-members.

£0 single supplement (limited rooms available). Sole use available at a supplement. £20 sea view supplement.

No interchange & half board. 2 excursions included - Guided tour of Cardiff & Entrance to St. Fagans National History Museum.