Thousands flock to the Essex Food Festival for the 7th consecutive year...

The Essex Festival of Food and Drink which took place over the weekend (14/15th July) celebrated delicious food and drink, particularly from Essex and the East Anglian region, championing real food and drink from real producers!

Take a dash of Tom Kerridge, a pinch of Chris Galvin, a sprinkling of food love from Fred Sirieix, a veritable feast from other local chefs, coupled with lots of great food and drink samples and warm weather and you have the perfect ingredients for a great family day out! 

Kings Road food store to get a refit....

Our Kings Road store in Chelmsford will be closing for a refit on 28th July and re-opening at 7am on Wednesday 8th August.

Come and join us from 9.30am for face painting/balloon modelling and some fun!

They'll be DOUBLE POINTS* for members on the 8th as well as great offers on the day!

The store will have an extended range of chilled meats, dairy, produce, soft drinks, plus Lavazza coffee, Rollover hotdogs and Otis Doughnuts. 

There will be local food tastings from 10am. 


Happy International Day of Co-operatives! #CoopsDay

Saturday 7th July marks the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives.

The theme for the 2018 International Day of Co-operatives is "sustainable consumption and production of goods and services". It gives an opportunity for co-operatives to show how they run successful businesses while respecting our natural environment and the resources it offers.

Big Co-op Clean Up


As part of our commitment to the environment and the local community, we will be holding a series of 'Big Co-op Clean Up' events across our trading area. We are providing all litter picking equipment, but would love for some local volunteers to come along. Whether you are an individual looking to do a good deed, have a group looking to do some community work or a local business wanting to send a representative, please get in touch if you'd like to help out.


The locations, dates and times of our clean ups are listed here:

Duke Street store re-opens tomorrow (4th July) after refurbishment.

Do you commute from/into Chelmsford?

Then make sure you stop by our newly refurbished Duke Street (Chelmsford) store tomorrow; we're opening from 6am!

They'll be free coffee*, double points for members, great offers in store, local food tastings from 10am and our Charity of the Year; Alzheimer's Society will be visiting!

For more information visit:

We're at the 3 foot festival in Hylands Park!

We are attending the popular 3 foot festival in Hylands Park today (26th June), until Thursday 28th June.

We are promoting healthy eating and we are handing out fruit to encourage children to eat more towards their 5 a day.

We also have vouchers for money off in our food stores and a photo competition to win co-op gift vouchers.

The festival is expected to see 15,000 visitors over the three days and Darren Leverington, Head of Food, stated "It's great to be a part of it and see so many local people on board with our healthy eating campaign!."