We're celebrating 150 years with our Big Grocery Giveaway!

Every week throughout 2017, one lucky member will WIN the cost of their shopping back as part of our Big Grocery Giveaway! 

To be in with a chance, simply use your membership card every time you shop with us. If you're not yet a member, you can join online now:

Good luck!


The Co-operative Travel become the exclusive provider of Jet2Holidays on Chelmsford & Braintree High Streets

Our travel branches located within Chelmsford & Braintree Quadrant stores are now the exclusive provider of Jet2Holidays on Chelmsford & Braintree high streets. 

Whatever type of family holiday you’re looking for, you can put your trust in us! Jet2Holidays offer award-winning package holidays, which are created with convenience, quality and great value in mind. That’s why they’re a great fit for families!

Jet2holidays offers great value package holidays to city and sun destinations across Europe and beyond from 9 UK airport bases including London Stansted.

Annual General Meeting - Monday 8th May 2017

Preliminary Notice for the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Monday 8th May 2017 at 6pm

Quadrant department store, Chelmsford



• Report & Financial Statements for Year End 28th January 2017

• Business Developments & Financial Prospects for 2017/18

• Election of Directors & Member Representatives

• Appointment of Auditor

• Ratification of Share of Profits & Distributions


Nominations are invited for the following vacancies:

• 3 Directors - to serve 3 years

Wine Tasting Provides Health Benefits To Fairtrade Communities

Lovers of the grape discovered far-reaching health benefits as a result of drinking the odd glass of vino, when local independent co-op society, Chelmsford Star held a Fairtrade Wine-tasting Evening on 2nd March. It was revealed that, amongst other benefits, drinking Fairtrade wine in the UK allowed struggling communities overseas to build hospitals and schools, and better support themselves.

Local Group Helps Chelmsford Star Make Co-op Hat-trick For Tilbury

Chelmsford Star has formally launched its latest food store in Portsea Road, with help from the Tilbury Riverside Project. This brings the Society’s ever increasing portfolio of food stores to forty one.


The Tilbury Riverside Project, which promotes and supports economic, social and cultural regeneration in the area, is just one of hundreds of community groups that Chelmsford Star assists as part of its everyday business.


March is National Bed Month; Are you sleeping comfortably?

March is all about getting a good night's sleep during National Bed Month and for the best night’s sleep it’s essential that you choose the right bed!

At our Quadrant department stores you will find a huge selection of quality branded beds to complement every bedroom need and style from divans with or without storage to adjustable beds in all sizes.

Raising the bar on sustainability: Co-op becomes first UK retailer to source 100% fairtrade cocoa

Co-op to source Fairtrade cocoa across all products 

First retailer in the UK to make this commitment

Volume of cocoa to be sourced by Co-op to increase five-fold

Announcement comes 15 years after Co-op launched UK’s only 100% Fairtrade own-brand chocolate bar range

Junior School Recruits Local Co-op To Help Fundraise

A junior school in Leigh-on-sea is recruiting all parents and shoppers using a local co-op convenience store in an effort to raise some extra money for the school.

Pupils from West Leigh Junior School launched their ‘Community Card’ account with the Co-op food shop on London Road, Leigh-on-sea. The store is owned by Chelmsford Star, an independent co-operative that operates in Essex, and one which specifically benefits local groups and schools.