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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.

Quadrant Department Stores launch Instagram

Further to both Quadrant department stores (Chelmsford & Braintree) recently updating their fashion portfolios, we have launched an Instagram account to keep you up-to-date with the latest trends in store.

Click here to follow us.

From partywear, accessories and winter coats to casual clothing, you’ll find chic, quality names to choose from including great brands such as Wallis, Dorothy Perkins, Phase Eight, Gerry Weber, Crew Clothing, Esprit and Instagram is the perfect way for you to discover the latest trend.

Danbury Co-op Better Than Ever

Local and independent co-op society, Chelmsford Star, has just re-opened its convenience store on Main Road, Danbury following a brief closure for a major refit.

The store shut its doors on Saturday 8th October for twelve days, but ran an ‘essentials’ store throughout its closure selling basics like milk, bread and newspapers. It also managed to continue to offer a Post Office service throughout the refurbishment too.

Chief Executive Office, Barry Wood commented;

Chelmsford Star Finds Small Successes Despite Tough Year

The Society announced its half yearly results to members on Monday night at its Interim Meeting in its Quadrant Department store in Chelmsford. 

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood reported that the year had come with some unique challenges, including continued price deflation that had taken its toll on their food business, and specific terrorism and virus threats that had eroded the sales within their travel division.

Our Travel Fair took place on 16th October!

Come along to the Chelmsford City Racecourse today (Sunday 16th Oct), we're here until 4pm. 

With expert Travel Advisors and Tour Operators from Saga to Sandals, you're sure to find your perfect holiday destination.

We also have a free prize draw, so you have a chance to WIN £150 in co-op travel vouchers. 

Entrance is via Moulsham Hill Lane, follow the vineyard sign and then turn right into gate 11, signposted "Essex County Showground".

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