about us
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 more than 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 200 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and two corporate offices. 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 five banners of stores and all they have to offer: 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. Today, the company has grown to include more than 200 stores – operating under the brands of Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Reasor’s. At BGC, our number one focus is on people. Our tradition of outstanding service was instilled over 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 19,000 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 create and deliver exceptional experiences and value to our customers through the W.T. Brookshire Way.