Wine of the best...

"You know Christmas is nearly here when you start planning your festive drinks. It’s a good time to think about trying something new — maybe a fruitier white to go with your Christmas Day meal or a new fizz for your New Year celebration? At Co-op, we have a huge range of beers, wines and spirits for you.

Toytown's top 10 toys for Christmas 2018

Our TOYTOWN department in Braintree has announced their top 10 selling toys for Christmas.

Unsurprisingly, Harry Potter's talking sorting hat is the hottest toy of 2018 and we expect that there will be very high demand for this product!

The top ten toys for Christmas 2018 are:

1. Harry Potter - Real Talking Sorting Hat - £40

2. Sequin TY Flippable Beanies - from £9 each

3. My Fairy Unicorn Playset - £30

4. Little Tikes Tyre Twister lights Set £40

5. Meccano Model Super Car £40

6. Pie Face Sky High Game £20

Emma climbs a vertical mile for the Alzheimer's Society!

Well done to our head office colleague, Emma Mandy for completing the Broadgate Tower Vertical Climb on Saturday 24th November. 

Emma completed 12 climbs of the tower at 877 steps per climb to complete a vertical mile and has almost raised £500 for our Charity of the Year, Alzheimer's Society!

Emma completed this is 3 hours and 18 minutes.

If you would like to sponsor Emma please visit:

Shopping Evening raises £230.50 for the Alzheimer's Society...

Mine pies, some homemade brownies, a Charity raffle and gift wrapping made the perfect ingredients for a festive night out yesterday evening!

The much-anticipated Christmas Shopping Evening took place in the Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store, where members and friends enjoyed exclusive discounts and double points, plus they got to sample food from our Co-op food stores.

Our raffle, plus other donations raised £230.50 for our Charity of the year; The Alzheimer's Society.

The Winners were as follows and have all been telephoned: