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Society Interim Meeting will take place on Monday 10th October

Calling all members, our Interim meeting will be taking place in our Chelmsford Quadrant store on Monday 10th October at 6.00pm. Why not come along and find out about your local co-operative, what we’ve been up to and what the future holds.

You will also get to sample fairtrade food on the night. Bring your membership card and we’ll see you there!

For more information please visit: http://chelmsfordstar.coop/members/interim-meeting-members

 

Dorothy Perkins & Wallis join Chelmsford Quadrant department store

Quadrant Chelmsford are delighted to announce the introduction of popular high street fashion brands, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis to our department store.

Since the beginning of 2016, the store itself has been undergoing an extensive facelift and has introduced numerous new labels to its portfolio including Sandwich, Gerry Weber, Betty Barclay, Great Plains, Crew Clothing, Esprit, Vero Moda and most recently, Phase Eight.

 

Quadrant Chelmsford opens Phase Eight brand

Quadrant Chelmsford are delighted to announce the introduction of fashion brand, Phase Eight to our department store.

Since the beginning of 2016, the store itself has been undergoing an extensive facelift and has introduced numerous new labels to its portfolio including Sandwich, Gerry Weber, Betty Barclay, Great Plains, Crew Clothing, Esprit and Vero Moda.

Head of Department Stores, Stephen Rogers commented;

Chelmsford Star Acquires a New Food Store in Dagenham

Essex based Co-operative Society; Chelmsford Star has recently acquired another convenience food store on Wood Lane in Dagenham. This brings the Society’s portfolio of convenience food stores to thirty nine.

The 2000 square foot store will be branded The Co-operative Wood Lane and will not only stock a selection of convenience ranges but offer services including National Lottery, PayPoint, and an ATM.

The staff at store which previously traded as an independent Nisa, have all been retained. 

Barry Wood CEO on behalf of the Society commented;

Quadrant to Hold a Huge Furniture Clearance Sale

Quadrant department stores are to hold a huge clearance of furniture at the Chelmsford City Race Course near Great Leighs over the August Bank Holiday period. It will run from Friday 26th August to Monday 29 August inclusive and between the hours of 10am – 4pm.

5000 square foot of space will be filled with beds, mattresses, upholstery, cabinets, dining, carpet remnants and more. Most items are from leading brands such as Alstons, Ercol, Harrisons, GPlan, Hypnos, Parker Knoll and Willis & Gambier.

Furniture  Manager, Alan Reynolds said;

Chelmsford Star Co-op supports Fun Week in Melbourne

An annual fun week held over the first week of August in the Langton Avenue Scout Hut in Melbourne, was supported by Chelmsford Star Co-op.

The event provided activities for local children between the ages of 5 – 14 which included cooking, drama and games ending in awards being presented on the Saturday at a family hour.

Run by Sister Moira Anderson and a number of volunteers, various partners assisted with donations including Chelmsford Star who supplied free drinks and one of its local food suppliers Rossi Ice cream, provided ice cream for all. 

Book sale donations reach £1,000

The Quadrant department store in Chelmsford has a book case beside its restaurant where members of the public bring unwanted books to and chose books from for a donation.

Since its inception in August 2014, the book sale has now raised over £1,000 for local charities through the Charity of the Year scheme.

The nominated charity, voted in by the society’s employees, changes every year in May.

The book sale has raised £483 for The J’s Hospice, £423 for South East & Essex Central Mind and a total of £100 so far for current charity, Kids Inspire.

Change your bed every seven years!

Did you know that the Sleep Council suggest that if you use your bed regularly then to get the best night’s sleep and support for your back , it should be changed every seven years?

Technological advances, yes even in the bed world, means that there is always something new being developed to make our sleep time even better. But what should we be looking for when buying a bed and how can we be sure that the bed we have chosen is the right one for our needs?

Local Food Hamper brightens up the day!

Thousands of people flooded into ‘The Only Way Is Local ‘ marquee at the recent the Food and Drink Festival at the Cressing Temple, where lucky Dawn Durrant of Chelmsford was selected as a winner of a much coveted hamper packed with Essex produced food and drink goodies.

The marquee was crammed with over 20 local producers, all who supply local co-operative society, Chelmsford Star who brand their local food collection under ‘The Only Way is Local’ branding.

Vanessa Howard, Head of Marketing for the Society commented;

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