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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.

Local Co-op On The Hunt For Dagenham Fundraisers

A co-op food store in Dagenham is on the look-out for local charities or community groups that may be in need of some extra fundraising.

The branch on Wood Lane, Dagenham is owned by an independent co-op society called Chelmsford Star, based in Essex, and it has been set up to specifically support local groups in our area. It is on the hunt for sports teams, PTAs, church groups, schools and nurseries, or any group in Dagenham who may benefit from some extra funds through its Community Card initiative.

Local School Opens New Look Co-op

Pupils from Castledon School in Wickford, along with their mascot cockerpoo Finn, have re-opened their local convenience store on Nevendon Road, following a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Chelmsford Star Co-op store shut its doors on Saturday 28th January for a major refurbishment, having asked local co-op members and shoppers for their feedback.

Local Co-op Provides Free Support

Local Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star welcomed dozens of charities and community groups into its quadrant department store (Chelmsford) on 7th February for a free evening of networking and presentations from expert speakers.   

Guests, which included the Mayor of Chelmsford Councillor Patricia Hughes, filled the restaurant to hear four expert speakers discuss topics aimed to assist the groups in their day to day running. They included; social media tips, making the most of local radio, getting your group in the paper and available grants for local groups.

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