We're recruiting for various roles within our food stores...

We employ approximately 1,000 colleagues across our 4 trading divisions; Food, Department Stores, Travel and Funerals, and within our Head Office.

The Society has a wide range of job opportunities, with flexible working patterns available, and we provide many training opportunities for our workforce.  Courses available including bespoke training, both in stores and on-line, and National qualifications in our accredited centre.

Volunteers help to clean up Hullbridge...

Our Hullbridge clean up took place yesterday (28th August) with numerous volunteers from the local area.

There were lots of young children in attendance excited to help us pick up some litter and it was great to see so many of them caring and understanding about their local environment. 

Staff from the Ferry Road, Hullbridge store, alongside representatives from our Membership & Community Team organised the event which has now proved successful for the second year running.

All Aboard! Your invitation to come along and cruise with us...

Join us for an afternoon all about cruising on Friday 27th September from 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Brambles Restaurant, Quadrant Department Store, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0LS

Meet a great selection of our cruise operator partners; offering you advice and helping to match your cruise requirements for that dream holiday!

Big Co-op Clean up in Chelmsford...

Our Big Co-op Clean up in Chelmsford took place in Central Park earlier today (9th August).

Over 40 volunteers helped us to clean the local area, with representatives from Birkett Long Solicitors, Chelmsford Canoe Club and Chelmsford City Council. 

Clean ups are part of our promise to give something back to the community. 

We have further clean ups planned for Hullbridge (28th August) and a beach clean at Shoeburyness on 20th September. 

Step into the past...

Our Members Holiday to Porthcawl, Wales in October is filling fast. Make sure you don't miss out on this beautiful place, to be enjoyed with fellow members.

For more details about this trip and how to book please visit:

We take a look at one of the top tourist attractions in the area...

Ogmore Castle, located approximately 6 miles from Portcawl is one of the top places to visit during your trip to Wales...

We welcome Gibsons Games to Chelmsford Quadrant...

We are delighted to welcome Gibsons Games to our Chelmsford Quadrant Department Store.

2019 marks 100 years since founder, Harry Percy Gibson formed ‘H. P. Gibson & Sons Limited’ back in 1919. 

Now into the fourth generation with Harry’s great-grandaughter at the helm, Gibsons are proud to have such a rich, British heritage and are still providing fun family pastimes for all ages. 

From Saturday 3rd August - Saturday 10th August we will be offering 10% off any purchase from Gibsons Games. 


We help to clean up Braintree!

Thank you to the volunteers that came out this morning (2nd August) to help us clean up Braintree.

Meeting at the Braintree & Bocking Public Gardens, our Membership & Community Team alongside numerous volunteers helped us to clean up the local area. 

We have some more clean ups planned for 2019. If you can spare some time to help us, please do volunteer and help us to make a difference in your local community.