Marion finally steps down from Galleywood Coop after 40 years!

Marion Smee, a Supervisor at Chelmsford Star Co-operatives food store in Galleywood has just retired having just received a long service award for 40 years of service to the Society.

The Society presented Marion with a stunning French designer watch by Michel Herbelin for her service and a beautiful bouquet of flowers on her retirement.

Star Funerals to hold special Christmas service in St Luke’s

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services are holding their annual Remembrance Service in St Luke’s Church Hall, Moulsham Lodge on Friday 12th December from 6.30pm to 8pm.

The event has ran for a number of year’s initially from the funeral home at Baddow Road, but it became so popular that it was re-located in 2012, in the hall at St Luke’s Church.

Funeral Operations Manager Craig Jackson commented;

Moulsham Lodge gets a makeover!

Chelmsford Star Co-operative has just relaunched their Moulsham Lodge convenience food store into a new format.

The 5000 sq ft store was closed for ten days to undergo a substantial make over which included a new floor and energy efficient chilled refrigeration with full length doors. The refit team took the opportunity to change the fixture layout too so that fresh foods could be featured more prominently at the entrance area.  

The Co-operative Food named convenience store pizza retailer of the year

The Co-operative Food is delighted to have been named the UK’s number one ‘Convenience Store Pizza Retailer’ of the year at the Pizza, Pasta and Italian Food Association (PAPA) 2014 Awards.

Celebrating the best Italian Food industry, the prestigious accolade marks a successful year since the retailer re-launched its entire own-brand range of pizzas to create restaurant and takeaway-quality pizzas right on the doorstep, at a fraction of the cost.

Co-op announces food hygiene and cooking convenience initiative

The Co-operative Food has today unveiled a major food safety initiative by announcing that its entire ‘whole chicken’ range will only be available to buy in ‘roast-in-the-bag’ packaging. The decision follows a marked shift in consumer demand. 

The move, which is the first by a UK retailer, will support customer food safety by eliminating the need for consumers to handle raw chicken. This limits the potential spread of bacteria, and aids preparation and cooking convenience for time-pressed cooks.

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Shines at its Interim Members’ Meeting

Chelmsford Star Co-operative held its 17th interim meeting of members on Monday, 6th October 2014 at its quadrant department store in Chelmsford.

Society President, Pauline Dodd opened the meeting by informing members of the challenging first 28 weeks of the year.  Despite this, the Board was confident that the business is robust, and that the Society will continue to make progress, both in financial and in co-operative terms.

Barry Wood, the Society’s Chief Executive Officer provided members with an overview of trading performance;