Free Evening Of Community Support

Community award-winners, Chelmsford Star Co-op, are holding a free evening to support local groups and charities in raising themselves more money and awareness.

The ‘Grow Your Group!’ evening, at Chelmsford Quadrant on 7th February at 6pm, is being supported by the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Patricia Hughes, and dozens of groups – from school PTAs to animal sanctuaries – have already pre-registered to join her.

Come and join us for our 'Can we get engaged?' evening

Thursday 9th March 2017

6pm - 8pm

Braintree Quadrant

What we’ll talk about:

The passion that drives us...
Chelmsford Star Co-op’s plans for the future

What we get up to locally...
Our community involvement in Braintree

How to spend more time with us...
Joining our members councils & committees

All over an evening of cheese and wine


Click here for further information.

We are offering our members £150 off the cost of a funeral plan...

Every funeral involves a large number of decisions about many different aspects which often have to be made during the worst time of someone’s life when faced with bereavement.

Thinking about your own funeral is never an easy thing to do but by planning ahead it affords you the opportunity to bring a real peace of mind for not only yourself but your family too.

To celebrate the launch of Kingsmill super toasty, enter our competition and you could win a surprise gift worth £49...

Try Kingsmill's best ever toasting loaf, for toast that’s crispy and crunchy on the outside, fluffy in the middle, and delicious the whole way through; available at your local co-op....

Fill in the form HERE for your chance to win...

For full terms and conditions CLICK HERE


Chelmsford Star Receives Christmas Food Boost

The Society has reported an impressive boost to their food business over the Christmas period.

We announced a growth of 9.46% to our food sales in the three weeks to 31st December 2016, as shoppers grabbed last-minute Christmas and New Year bargains from their 40 convenience stores in Essex.

On a ‘like for like’ basis sales increased by 6.04% in the 3 weeks, driven by improved availability of items on shelves and investment in stores during the year.

The Ultimate in Contemporary Softness

We’re excited to announce two new additions to our G Plan range, which arrived in store yesterday! Perfect for contemporary, laid-back easy living, G Plan introduces Tess and Pip featuring G Plan SnugSit. The ultimate in contemporary softness.

These models feature G Plan SnugSit – specially developed layers of comfort bringing together a unique blend of foam, memory foam, a feather quilt and fibre topper. Sit back, relax and sink into true softness.


We are currently seeking applications for our next Charity of the Year...

Since 2006, we have supported a different local charity each year to be the focus for our fund raising. Over this time through a variety of initiatives and events, we have raised over £283,000 which has benefited the Essex Air Ambulance, Helen Rollason Heal Cancer, Little Havens Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support,  Families InFocus(Essex), Canine Partners, Essex Dementia Care, The J's Hospice & MIND.

This year we are working with Kids Inspire.

Remembrance Evening fills Chelmsford Cathedral

The annual Remembrance Evening hosted by our Funeral team took place at Chelmsford Cathedral on Thursday 15th December; a beautiful venue for the funeral team to mark their 80th year of serving the local community.

The evening was very well attended, with approximately 300 people attending to pay their respects and to remember loved ones.

An introduction took place by Society President, Pauline Dodd, followed by Ave Maria, sung by soloist, Elliot and Amazing Grace, sung by a quartet. The congregation then joined in singing Christmas Carols.

Cooper bear makes parkrun debut!

Cooper Bear made his Chelmsford Central parkrun debut on 10th December and finished the 5k in an incredible 31:10! He was practising for the upcoming Brentwood Half Marathon in March 2017. 

Chelmsford Star Co-op have a team of ten people running the Brentwood Half Marathon for our Charity of the Year: Kids Inspire.

Duresta new to Quadrant Department Stores

We are delighted to introduce Duresta into our Quadrant department stores.

Duresta are world renowned for creating luxuriously upholstered furniture since 1938.Their factory is in Long Eaton, a Nottinghamshire town renowned for the skill of its people in all aspects of furniture making, from the traditional joinery of frame makers through to all kinds of fabric cutting and sewing expertise and, of course, an unrivalled understanding of upholstery.