Kenyan Fairtrade Tea Farmer to Visit Chelmsford

Local Co-operative, Chelmsford Star will be running its annual evening event to promote ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ on Thursday 3rd March from 6.45pm, in its quadrant department store, Chelmsford.

The ticketed event, attended by the Mayor of Chelmsford aims to give attendees a greater understanding of Fairtrade which is promoted nationally from 29th February to 13th March 2016.

Chelmsford Star Searches for its 10th Charity of the Year!

Local Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star has embarked on its annual search for its ‘Charity of the Year’ initiative to commence in May 2016.

The scheme is now in its 9th year and has raised to date nearly £275 000 for Essex charities.

Pauline Dodd, Society President said;

‘We are currently looking for local registered charities to put themselves forward as potential candidates backed up with a two page A4 document in support of who they are and what the funds are required for.

Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway comes to Britannia

One of Britain’s biggest TV shows, Saturday Night Takeaway, is coming to Britain’s biggest ship

We’re excited to announce that P&O Cruises will be welcoming Ant & Dec on board to host a special episode of ITV’s Saturday Night Takeaway live from the top deck of Britannia in Barcelona on Saturday, April 2 2016!

Filmed in front of a live audience of our guests, Ant & Dec will be going overboard with celebrity guests, stunts, incredible performances, competitions and plenty of surprises along the way.

Local Charity Benefits from a ‘Sixties’ night

Chelmsford Star Co-operative joined forces with the Chelmsford Rotary Clubs in a 1960’s evening held in the quadrant department store on Wednesday 18th November. The aim was to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation and the Society’s charity of the year, Southend and Chelmsford MIND.

Over 220 attended enjoying a 60’s style buffet including old favourites such as spam fritters and cheese on sticks washed down with Black Tower wine.

Our taste test winners are ‘possibly the perfect mince pies!’

This weekend, in the Sunday Express magazine’s taste test, our Truly Irresistible 6 Luxury All Butter Mince Pies were crowned the winners – topping the league with an unbeatable score of 10/10!

Sampling the supermarkets’ festive fare to find the best ready-made alternatives, the testers deemed ours to be quite ‘possibly the perfect mince pies!’ The combination of ‘deliciously soft, melt-in-the-mouth pastry’ brimming with ‘big, juicy fruit’ and ‘zesty filling’ scored top points, while the sugar glaze topping was described as ‘just enough… to add crunch without being sticky.’

Blofelds Iconic ‘62’ Chair - exclusive to quadrant

With its strong heritage in handcrafting beautiful upholstery, G Plan Vintage relaunched its famous winged armchair, known as “The World’s Most Comfortable Chair”, in 2013.

The original 6250 chair took the swivel idea from the very best offices in the 1960s and added the hypnotic appeal of rocking, the sheer convenience of gliding and made it perfectly balanced. In the famous 1967 James Bond movie ‘You Only Live Twice’, Blofeld spins around in the iconic black vinyl version of the chair.

Chelmsford Star Announces Interim Results for 2015

Essex based Co-operative; Chelmsford Star vigilantly announced its half yearly results to members at an evening meeting held on Monday 12th October at the quadrant department store, Chelmsford. 

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood told the audience that 2015 was the most difficult year he could ever recall. This was due to a number of factors including price deflation on both food and fuel, an increase in direct competition to the society’s food and funeral business plus the growth of the discounters within the area.