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Chelmsford Star would like to invite you to get social with us

In addition to our new website, we want to invite you to 'like us' on Facebook and 'follow us' on Twitter.

We have a brand new Facebook and Twitter page so that you can now keep up to date with everything that goes on in the society. We will update you with any sales we have in our quadrant department stores, special offers from our food stores, news from our funeralcare department, membership news and much more!

As well as news from Chelmsford Star, we will keep you up to date on what's going on in the local area and we may even throw in a competition or two.

Society is a finalist in local Essex Business Awards

The Society has won numerous awards over the years and is hoping that 2013 brings a few more into its portfolio.

Firstly, it is a finalist in the Community category of the Essex Business Excellence Awards to be held on 12th September at Stockbrook Manor, Billericay. Secondly, its funeral division trading as Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services is also a finalist in the Newsquest Mid-Essex Business Awards. This is for Best Customer Service, and will be held on 13th September at Boreham House, Chelmsford.

Chelmsford Co-operative Party Celebrates 70 Years of Activity

The Chelmsford Co-operative Party was established on 24th August 1943 and exactly 70 years to the day, members and guests joined together in celebration of the event. Amongst those in attendance from Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society were Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood, President Pauline Dodd, and former CEO Tony Gudgeon. 

Goodness Gang Encourages Youngsters to Eat Their 5 a Day!

In a bid to encourage youngsters to take more interest in fruit and vegetables, local co-operative society, Chelmsford Star has just introduced a collection of 7 loveable characters called the Goodness Gang into its food stores.

The set comprises of Bobby Broccoli, Grace Garlic, Ben Banana, Poppy Pear, Alfie Aubergine, Sophie Strawberry and Charlie Carrot.  

Head of Food, Stuart Hammond said;

Star Co-op Presents over £1250 to Local Community Groups!

Pauline Dodd, President of Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society will be presenting cheques to four of the Society’s Community Card groups at its quadrant department store in Chelmsford.

Canine Partners (Essex), Hearing Help Essex, Farleigh Hospice and the Chelmsford Gym Club will receive cheques totalling £1278 which they have earned using the fund raising initiative over the past year. Over 250 community groups within the Society’s Essex catchment area financially benefit from the scheme which has been running since 1999.

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funerals Celebrates 20 Years of Service to the Braintree Community!

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Funeral Services is to celebrate the 20th anniversary since it first opened the doors of its Braintree Funeral Home in Clare Road off the town centre.
The branch is run on a daily basis by Family Liaison Officer, Pam Goldberger who has been there since the start. Prior to Clare Road, the Society had a funeral home at Bradford Street which Pam first joined in 1990.

Chelmsford Star Leads the Way on Gender Diversity

The recently published annual report on the state of the Co-operative sector titled “Homegrown: The Co-operative Economy 2013”, shows the Co-operative economy has grown by 3.3% during the last twelve months, a rate ahead of the economy as a whole.

In the latest report, Chelmsford Star is ranked 13th in turnover terms out of the UK consumer retail societies and 30th in the UK Co-operative 100, up one place from 31st in 2012.

Chelmsford Star appoints new Executive Managers

Last week, Chelmsford Star Co-operative completed the formation of the Executive Management team, which will lead the Society into a new era.

The Society has made two new appointments to fill a skills gap in the management team and to replace the Head of Membership, following the appointment of Keith Grinsted, the previous Member Relations Officer, as Head of Specialist Retail.

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