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Big Fashion Changes at Quadrant Chelmsford

The quadrant Chelmsford is to introduce new fashion brands to its store for spring 2016 including iconic eponymous brands Betty Barclay and Gerry Weber who will be joined by White Stuff, Sandwich and more soon to be announced.

The move follows in the wake of the recent demise of ladies contemporary brand East, who slipped into administration in late June, resulting in a number of stores and concession closing which included quadrant, Chelmsford.

Head of Department Stores, Stephen Rogers said;

Chelmsford Star signs up its 350th Community Group Member

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society has just signed up Marie Curie as its 350th Community Card Member.

The Community Card scheme now in its 17th Year, is attractive to many local community groups as an additional tool in their fund raising box. Simple to use, the cards are given to friends and supporter who in turn receive points on most purchases from shopping in any of the Society’s outlets. These points then in turn into cash which the group can use towards whatever goal they choose.  

Head of Membership, Kevin Bennett commented;

BACK TO THE FUTURE FOR CITY’S EARLY PIONEERS

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society has pledged £1,000 to help save the world’s first wireless factory opened by Marconi in Hall Street in 1899 - which it predates by 32 years.

Community-minded Star Co-op, founded in 1867, became the first corporate sponsor to respond to Chelmsford Civic Society’s vision of turning the Grade II Listed Building into a STEM club facility to encourage rocket scientists of the future.

Chelmsford Star Call for Supports for a Community Clear up Day

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society has partnered with Chelmsford City Council to clean up a section of Chelmsford City Centre. The three hour event takes place at 10am on Saturday 4th July starting in Central Park, Chelmsford and all equipment will be provided to everyone who takes part.

The cleanup is just one of a number of events the Society will be holding during the annual Co-operative Fortnight which runs from 20th June to 4 July, 2015.

Head of Membership Kevin Bennett said;

Chelmsford Co-op makes a BIG difference to a small charity!

Chelmsford Star Co-operative has proudly announced that its employees, customers and members have together, raised a massive £38,734 for its eighth Charity of the Year, the J’s Hospice.

The year started in May 2014 and ran to the end of April, 2015 and during the period; numerous activities were run across the Society’s food, departmental store, funeral and travel outlets.

A new Look for the Co-op at Beehive Lane

Independent Co-operative Society, Chelmsford Star re-opened its convenience store at Beehive Lane, Chelmsford after having been closed for the previous two weeks for major refit work.

Chief Executive Officer, Barry Wood commented;

“The store has been serving Baddow for decades but has in recent years started to look very tired. So, following the results of a resident survey carried out a few months ago, and in conjunction with the Society’s refit strategy, a plan was drawn up to update the store incorporating where possible the aspirations of the residents.”

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Chelmsford Star Co-op to Hold an Essex Producer Summit

Local co-operative, Chelmsford Star is holding an evening meeting for its Essex producers currently supplying its 39 stores across the region. The inaugural event is to be held in the quadrant, Chelmsford on 29th April. 

Titled ‘ideas and inspiration’, the Society has asked its 40 producers to supply the top three most pressing issues they have in their business, and then has brought captains of industry together to help address these problems.

Some of the issues include funding, accessing new markets, logistics, marketing on small budgets and auto enrolment. 

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