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About Us

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Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Co. was founded on Sept. 1, 1928, when Wood T. Brookshire opened the Company’s first store in downtown Tyler, Texas. Throughout our 90-year history, BGC has remained deeply committed to serving our customers and communities.

BGC is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 180 stores in three states – Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. Customers who enter our stores can expect to find a great variety of quality fresh products and our friendly employee-partners who embody our core values and are happy to help. 

Learn more about our four banners of stores and all they have to offer:

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Shop. Save. Smile. At Super 1 Foods, our customers will find low prices, unexpected value and a great assortment of quality fresh products. Our stores buy by the truckload directly from distributors and pass the savings on to customers. We are proud to help feed families for less with our own brand of products that offer great quality at super low prices, in-store promotions and more!

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Our Values

BGC’s founder, W.T. Brookshire, believed it was his God-given calling to serve people through the grocery business. In 1928, he opened his first store in downtown Tyler, Texas. Through the years, he built the Company on a strong foundation of core values, which we refer to as “The W.T. Way.” These values continue to serve as a guide for our decisions and actions, and to make us who we are as Brookshire Grocery Company.

BGC Core Value 1: ServiceService
We strive to deliver a higher level of service every day because it is our duty to make a difference in the lives of our customers, employee-partners and communities.


BGC Core Value 2: EthicsEthics
BGC employee-partners are expected to do the right thing and be people of character. We aim to conduct ourselves with utmost honesty and integrity while treating everyone with respect.


BGC Core Value 3: AttitudeAttitude
We are constantly striving to improve the customer shopping experience. We face obstacles with a passion that will persevere in the face of competition. 


BGC Core Value 4: PerformancePerformance
We demand excellence of ourselves and others each work day. We do our best every day and work to achieve our goals for ongoing improvement.


BGC Core Value 5: PeoplePeople
The team matters. We value our employee-partners. Their individual commitment to the team effort drives BGC’s success.


BGC Core Value 6: ResultsResults
Every decision and action has a result, good or bad. We strive to achieve the results each day that will lead to the future we desire for our Company.


Our History

On Sept. 1, 1928, our Company founder Wood T. Brookshire opened a small grocery store on the courthouse square in downtown Tyler, Texas.

W.T. Brookshire began with four employees in a small, 2,500-square-feet store. He laid a foundation of core values focused on incredible customer service, tenacity and competitive grit. W.T. Brookshire believed it was his God given calling to serve his community through the grocery industry. Because of that, Brookshire Grocery Co. is still family-owned with members of the third- and fourth-generation leading the Company.

Today, the company has grown to include more than 180 stores – operating under the brands of Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market and FRESH by Brookshire’s.

At BGC, our number one focus is on people. Our tradition of outstanding service was instilled 90 years ago when W.T. Brookshire made the decision to place the customer as his top priority. This same commitment extends to our employee-partners – the more than 13,000 people who help make BGC successful every day.

The company has come a long way since 1928 – but is still focused on offering the same exceptional customer service it was founded on. Our mission is to make our communities better through our people, our products, our stores and our service.