Fairtrade & Local Food make the perfect ingredients for a great night out!

Local Co-operative, Chelmsford Star held a Fairtrade and Local Food tasting event to support ‘Fairtrade Fortnight’ on Wednesday 6th March.

Fairtrade is all about better prices, decent working conditions and fairer terms of trade for farmers and workers in developing countries. It is something that the Co-op has been championing for over 20 years and it’s something we’re very proud of.

The ticketed event reached maximum capacity on the evening with over 70 people in attendance.

Celebrate National Bed Month with these five hacks

It’s time to get ready, set… snooze as National Bed Month is now underway!

The annual awareness campaign takes place every March and the month is dedicated to improving a good night’s kip with a comfortable, supportive bed.

To celebrate 31 days of National Bed Month we’ve pulled together five top tips to get you ready for bed!

Take a Bed MOT

Come along and 'Use Your Voice'!


It's that time of year again when we are looking for members from the communities that we serve to step forward and stand to become elected members.

Our co-op is owned by it's members, so we need people like you to guide the future of our business. From at little as 4 meetings a year, your voice will be heard by the decision makers and strategy builders of one of the longest running businesses in Essex.

Haworth Clothing Co. join Braintree Quadrant ...

Designed exclusively for independent retailers across the UK and Ireland, Haworth Clothing Co. proudly offer lifestyle clothing for the modern gent.

Designed in England with high attention to quality and fit Haworth Clothing Co. offer timeless classic pieces such as oxford shirts, core jersey t-shirts and denim jeans to suit a casual lifestyle, alongside co-ordinating essential pieces of knitwear, jersey and shirts, to effortlessly create a complete look.

Top Valentine's Pinks...

This month, we welcome a new companion for our gold-medal-winning Les Pionniers Champagne – a Les Pionniers Rosé from the same award-winning cellar master. We hope you’ll enjoy this as much as our other Champagnes.