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BGC releases statement concerning cage-free eggs

Super 1 Foods | Posted Monday, April 11, 2016 at 06:14AM

TYLER, Texas, Apr. 11, 2016 – Brookshire Grocery Company is committed to and strives to meet the needs of its customers. In response to an increasing number of customers requesting cage-free eggs, BGC formally announces its intention to transition to a 100 percent cage-free egg supply chain by 2025. The company will work with current suppliers during this transition in a way that ensures eggs are safely produced and affordably priced for all of its customers.

Brookshire Grocery Company was established in 1928 and now operates three brands –Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, and FRESH by Brookshire’s. All of the 152 stores within these brands partner closely with their local communities and are committed to providing the highest quality products at the best possible value.

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BGC hosts 34th annual spirit of Christmas food drive

Super 1 Foods | Posted Monday, November 23, 2015 at 10:10AM

TYLER, Texas, November 23, 2015 – Brookshire Grocery Company is once again aiming to deliver Christmas cheer to families in need through its 34th annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.

Beginning Nov. 18 and continuing through Dec. 22, all Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas will be collecting donations of non-perishable food items, which will be donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution. Customers may also purchase pre-assembled “grab bags” for $5 or scan coupons for $1 or $5, which will be used to purchase additional food items.

The goal is to provide a week’s worth of food to approximately 15,000 families throughout BGC’s market area. Families will receive a box of non-perishable food items such as canned vegetables, rice and pasta, as well as a coupon for a free roasting hen.

The Spirit of Christmas Food Drive began in Tyler in 1982 with the Rose City Kiwanis Club, with approximately 90 families in the Tyler area receiving assistance. Last year was the most successful food drive thus far, with a more than 25 percent increase in overall sales of grab bags and scan coupons over the previous year. Approximately 16,000 households throughout the BGC’s market area were assisted through the food drive. In total, approximately 500,000 pounds of food were collected and donated to local service organizations and food pantries for distribution to families in need.

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new Super 1 Foods in south Tyler celebrates grand opening

Super 1 Foods | Posted Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:09AM

TYLER, Texas, November 4, 2015 – An official ribbon-cutting ceremony today kicked off grand opening festivities at the new Super 1 Foods store, located at 172 Centennial Parkway in South Tyler. The ceremony featured Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Tom Mullins, City Councilman John Nix (District 6). Also present to celebrate the new store were John Godwin of A&E’s Duck Dynasty and two Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders, who took photos with and signed autographs for customers. Store Director Robert Marta also presented charitable donations to the Tyler Type One Diabetes Foundation, Therapet and Owens Elementary School.

Settled between Academy Sports and Outdoors and The Village at Cumberland Park, the 58,000-square-foot store is the company’s 34th location under its Super 1 Foods brand.

Among the store’s features there is a fuel center and a pharmacy with a drive-thru window, along with bakery, deli, meat, beer and wine, floral and produce departments. The new store was built with a focus on sustainability. It has several environmentally friendly features including automated lighting controls, a refrigeration leak detection system, polished concrete flooring, skylights and a clerestory roof to allow for natural daylighting.

The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special giveaways and promotions, including a Pat Green concert Nov. 7 at The Village at Cumberland Park.

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Traci George named a ‘top woman in grocery’

Super 1 Foods | Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 07:21AM

Traci GeorgeTYLER, Texas, June 24, 2015 –Traci George, a pharmacy zone manager for Brookshire Grocery Company, was recently recognized as a “Top Woman in Grocery” by Progressive Grocer magazine.

Now in its ninth year, the Top Women in Grocery awards program recognizes leading women in the retail food industry for their strong leadership and influence in their companies and for their community involvement. Winners are named in three categories: Senior-Level Executives, Rising Stars and Store Managers. George was recognized in the Rising Stars category.

A 20-year BGC employee, George supervises pharmacies in 23 East Texas stores, ensuring compliance with government regulations and company policies and procedures.

George holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s in life sciences from University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She is also a member of the Texas Pharmacy Association and is a Blue and Gold Officer for the U.S. Naval Academy. George and her husband, Clint, have two sons, Nathan and Jacob.

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BGC’s Glenn Terrell competes in national cooking showdown

Super 1 Foods | Posted Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 07:18AM

Glenn TerrellTYLER, Texas, June 17, 2015 – Glenn Terrell, corporate executive chef for Brookshire Grocery Company, was one of 15 national finalists who competed June 10 in the Food Marketing Institute’s 2015 Supermarket Chef Showdown in Chicago.

Terrell was among the 95 chefs from supermarkets throughout the United States who submitted nearly 300 recipes for consideration in this year’s competition. Categories included Breakfast to Go, Holiday Party Platters, Ethnic Dishes, Affordable Family Meals, and Desserts.

Terrell competed with two other finalists in the desserts category, preparing his recipe for “Texas Buttermilk Panna Cotta.” Ultimately, a chef from Iowa-based grocery chain Hy-Vee, Inc. was named the category winner.

The Supermarket Chef Showdown was created in 2012 by the Food Marketing Institute to spotlight the culinary talents of chefs who are driving fresh-prepared food trends.

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tickets for 5th Annual Futbol de las Rosas on sale

Super 1 Foods | Posted Monday, June 8, 2015 at 02:20PM

TYLER, Texas, June 8, 2015 – Get ready, East Texas soccer fans. The fifth annual “Futbol de las Rosas” is coming June 20th to Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium in Tyler, thanks to sponsors Super 1 Foods, Brookshire’s, the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance and several national vendors.

Two Sub20 soccer teams from Mexico – Club Leon de Guanajuato and Tigres de Monterrey – will face off in the international soccer exhibition, which draws thousands of fans annually from throughout East Texas and surrounding areas.

Advanced tickets are on sale now at participating Super 1 Foods stores in Tyler, Longview, Mt. Pleasant and Marshall. General admission is $12 for ages 6 and up, or group tickets in bundles of five can be purchased for $35 (a $25 savings). Children ages five and under receive free admission. Tickets may also be purchased at the doors, but quantities are limited.

Kick-off for the premier game is set for 6:30pm, with doors opening at 3:30pm for special pre-game entertainment including games, activities, product samples and door prize drawings. In addition, a game featuring two local Hispanic soccer leagues – the Tyler Jaguars and FC Tyler – will kick off at 4pm.

For more information on the exhibition, including ticket sales and pre-game store events, visit your local Super 1 Foods or the Super 1 Foods Tickets page.

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BGC wins national awards for dairy products

Super 1 Foods | Posted Friday, June 5, 2015 at 01:18PM

TYLER, Texas, June 5, 2015 –Brookshire Grocery Company’s dairy and ice cream plants recently took top honors for operations and product quality at the All Star Dairy Association’s annual convention in Tuscon, Arizona.

The company received the Best Buttermilk Award for its Brookshire’s brand buttermilk, Most Improved Plant honors for its dairy plant, and Exceeds Industry Standards for both its dairy and ice cream/culture plants.

Through a rigorous, yearlong process, the All Star Dairy Association reviewed approximately 250 dairy and ice cream plants in 45 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico, to deter­mine the winners.

Products manufactured by BGC are produced in Tyler and can be found in all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores, as well as at FRESH by Brookshire’s. Brands include Goldenbrook Farms, Valu Time and Full Circle labels. Products include ice cream, frozen yogurt, sour cream, yogurt, ice, bakery items, milk, juice, water, tea and other beverages. Some products are available in natural, organic, low-fat, sugar-free and no-sugar-added varieties. All ice cream and dairy products are certified kosher.

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BGC announces Earth Day recycling campaign results

Super 1 Foods | Posted Friday, June 5, 2015 at 06:58AM

TYLER, Texas, June 5, 2015 – Some 3,750 trees will be planted in the Lost Pines Forest near Bastrop, Texas, as a result of Brookshire Grocery Company’s special plastics recycling campaign conducted April 20-26.

More than 125,000 pounds of plastic bags, bottles and jugs were collected for recycling during this weeklong event, which was hosted at all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, along with FRESH by Brookshire’s in Tyler. All recycling revenue from the collected plastic was donated to the Arbor Day Foundation to help with the recovery of the portions of Lost Pines Forest that was burned in the wildfires of 2011.

As a result, more than 20 acres of trees will be planted, and more than 1.8 million water bottles and 182,000 gallon jugs have been diverted from landfills, where they would have spent up to the next 450 years decomposing.

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BGC supports tornado relief efforts in Van Zandt County

Super 1 Foods | Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 07:27AM

BGC Volunteers in Van Zandt CountyTYLER, Texas, May 20, 2015 – Following the aftermath of the severe weather that affected communities in Van Zandt County, Brookshire Grocery Company is showing its support for the disaster relief efforts, both in its stores and operations support areas.

“We Stand with Van” T-shirts are now available for purchase at Brookshire’s stores in Canton, Emory, Grand Saline, Lindale, Mineola, Tyler (Rice Road and Roseland Boulevard locations only), Van and Wills Point. The T-shirts cost $10, and all proceeds will be donated to support relief efforts in Van. In addition, customers may make monetary donations through $1 scan coupons purchased at the register. Funds from scan coupon sales will be donated to the American Red Cross to assist communities affected by the spring storms and tornadoes, which includes Van and other areas in Van Zandt County.

Along with the T-shirt and scan coupons sales, BGC has been assisting disaster relief efforts in several other ways. Corporately, BGC donated flashlights, can openers, baby food, brooms, trash bags, Gatorade, water and ice to local churches and relief agencies in Van for distribution among the community. The company also provided hot lunches for Van residents and volunteers throughout the week after the tornado struck the town.

In addition, hundreds of employees from surrounding Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores and corporate headquarters in Tyler have volunteered their time to help clean up debris, serve meals, raise money and sort clothing and other donated goods.

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BGC departs monday for 10th heroes flight

Super 1 Foods | Posted Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 07:26AM

Heroes Flight 2015TYLER, Texas, May 20, 2015 – Brookshire Grocery Company is gearing up to escort a group of 30 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C., May 25-28 on its 10th Heroes Flight.

Provided by BGC at no cost to those selected for the trip, the Heroes Flight is designed to recognize WWII and Korean War veterans for their service and sacrifices and allows them to see the memorials built in their honor. Twenty BGC employees will also accompany the group as guardians.

In addition to visiting the WWII and Korean War memorials, the group will also be led on a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). The veterans will also get to participate in the Changing of the Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. Other points of interest will include the Washington Monument and the Air and Space Museum, along with the U.S. Marines, Navy, Air Force, Lincoln, Vietnam, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr. memorials.

Once this trip is completed, BGC will have taken more than 300 WWII veterans to Washington, D.C, since establishing the Heroes Flight program in 2010.

Veterans selected for this trip are from towns throughout East Texas including Big Sandy, Bullard, Gilmer, Grand Saline, Henderson, Jefferson, Longview, Mineola, Omaha, Pittsburg, Rusk, Tyler, Van and Wills Point. A veteran from Shreveport, Louisiana, will also be participating.

A send-off event will begin at 12:15pm. Monday at FRESH by Brookshire’s, located at 6991 Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. Hot dogs and chips will be provided. The group is scheduled to return to FRESH on Thursday around 3:45pm. The community is invited to send-off and welcome home the veterans.

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