Store closure announced

We’re sad to announce the closure of our store in Mountbatten Road, Braintree.

We originally acquired our Mountbatten Road food store from The Co-op Group following the retail giant’s purchase of the Alldays chain in 2004, and have since made the store an integral part of community life. However, a combination of factors have meant that the store is no longer making an acceptable level of return for the Society, and has now been sold to a private retailer.

Our Head of Food, Joe Kerr, said, "Whilst this has been a very difficult decision to make, and a very sad one, we are pleased to have been able to protect the jobs of all our colleagues working at the store."

Chelmsford Star Co-op still has a food store presence in nearby Cressing Road.