Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society


Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society
Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Limited
Type Consumer Co-operative
Industry Retail (Wholesale)
Founded 1867
Headquarters 220 Moulsham Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 OLS
Key people Maurice Austin, President
Tony Gudgeon, Chief Executive
Products Grocer, Department Store, Funeral Director, Travel Agent
Website www.chelmsfordstar.coop

Chelmsford Star Co-operative Society Limited is a consumer co-operative in the United Kingdom. It is a registered Industrial and Provident Society,[1] a member of the Co-operative Union Ltd., the Co-operative Retail Trading Group, the Co-operative Travel Trading Group and a corporate member of Co-operative Group Ltd. (formerly Co-operative Wholesale Society), the largest consumer co-operative in the world.

The Society was founded in Chelmsford, mid Essex in 1867 with the intention of becoming "the Star of the County". According to the International Co-operative Alliance, “A co-operative is an autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly-owned and democratically controlled enterprise.”[2] It operates supermarkets, Quadrant department stores, funeral directors and travel agents. Membership is open to all residents of the Society's trading area, with members receiving a share of the profits in the form of dividend.

See also

References

  1. ^ Registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985, No. 973R
  2. ^ Statement on the Co-operative Identity (Definition) International Co-operative Alliance, Manchester, 1995

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