Brookshire Brothers Coming to Lumberton, Texas!
Lufkin, TX (June 1, 2020) – Brookshire Brothers is expanding its presence this summer in Hardin County in Southeast Texas.   Company President and CEO John Alston announced the June first acquisition of the Market Basket location in Lumberton, Texas.  This is the second Market Basket location Brookshire Brothers has acquired in the last year.
Lumberton, Texas store front.
In making the announcement Alston said, “On behalf of our Brookshire Brothers’ team, I would like to express our thanks to Skylar Thompson and the Market Basket group for allowing us to work with them on assuming the operations of their Lumberton location. Our companies share a long history of serving communities across Texas and Louisiana and we are committed to providing our shoppers in Lumberton with the same great selection of products and exceptional service that the Market Basket team is known for.”
CEO John Alston
As part of the Lumberton transition, Brookshire Brothers will close the store at 421 South Main Street while it brings in new inventory and renovates key areas – including a full-service deli.  Kenneth Brown will lead the Brookshire Brothers team as its Lumberton Store Director.
 
To prevent any disruption in service, all Market Basket pharmacy customers’ prescriptions are now at the Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy at 202 North Main Street in Lumberton. Please call the Pharmacy at 409-755-0451 if you have any questions.
 
Brookshire Brothers, an employee-owned company headquartered in Lufkin, Texas, has 116 retail locations including a standalone pharmacy in Lumberton and grocery stores in both Kountze and Silsbee in Hardin County.   Last summer, Brookshire Brothers purchased Market Basket’s Many, Louisiana location.  This is its second Market Basket acquisition.  Brookshire Brothers expects to reopen the store to serve Lumberton by June 17th. 
 
Together We Can Do More
Lufkin, TX (May 14, 2020) – Brookshire Brothers is joining with its customers to get food to those who’ve lost jobs, income and their very health due to COVID-19.  The Lufkin, Texas based  grocer knows that Together We Can Do More to help our neighbors facing food insecurity.
Together We Can Do More
Starting May 14th, Brookshire Brothers shoppers can donate $1, $3, or $5 during checkout  to help local food pantries assist those in need.  Brookshire Brothers will match every dollar its customers donate up to $100,000.  The money customers give in each Brookshire Brothers or David’s store, as well as the company’s matching funds, will be distributed in that town to nonprofits or food pantries that do hunger relief. With school out, tens of thousands of children miss meals daily due to lack of resources. Families that were already struggling, as well as thousands recently affected by job loss or furloughs, are finding it even more difficult to put food on the table. Local food pantries help respond to those immediate needs.
Together Brookshire Brothers and its shoppers can lend a hand for hunger relief. It’s part of the employee-owned company’s purpose of being GOOD PEOPLE selling GOOD FOOD and doing GOOD DEEDS where we live and work!
 
 
Shop Safe. Shop Smart.
Lufkin, TX (April 20, 2020) –   Brookshire Brothers thanks its shoppers for joining with them to help contain the spread of COVID-19.    The Lufkin-based grocer appreciates the care its customers have shown for our employee-owners and each other by practicing social distancing and healthy habits while shopping.  This way the community grocer can continue to provide food and essential goods in the safest manner possible. Here are some of the ways our folks on the front lines are working to keep our stores safe, stocked and open to serve our communities:
Woman in a face mask at a cash register 
      • Urging customers to send someone else to shop if you believe you, or anyone with whom you have had close contact with may have an active case of COVID-19 or are tested and the results are pending, or have symptoms of fever, dry cough, or shortness of breath.
      • Reminding customers to have only one family member in the store shopping at one time.
      • Encouraging social distancing through store signage, floor decals and ongoing in store announcements.
      • Installing plexiglass partitions at each check lane, pharmacy counter, deli counter and courtesy booth.
      • Sanitizing high touch areas continuously and reinforcing proper handwashing, disinfecting and cough covering practices.
      • Monitoring the wellbeing of our employee-owners, and supplying them with cloth face coverings if they choose to wear them.
      • Reminding shoppers to leave their reusable shopping bags at home.
      • Inviting our customers to bag their own groceries if they’d like. Please let your cashier know when you enter the check lane that you’ll be sacking your own.
      • Encouraging shoppers to only purchase what they need for their family, be mindful about leaving product on the shelves for others and offer to shop for a friend or neighbor in need.
      • Keeping updated on COVID-19 through official websites like www.cdc.gov, www.dshs.texas.gov and www.ldh.la.gov
Man in produce in a face mask.
Brookshire Brothers President and CEO John Alston says, “Every day we receive messages from our shoppers across Texas and Louisiana describing our front line employee owners and their efforts as heroic. They are our heroes, working tirelessly to ensure our customers have access to essential products and services.”  To recognize that, the company implemented bonuses in mid-March for all hourly workers.  Brookshire Brothers and its team members are doing their best along with the rest of the country to contain the spread of the novel Coronavirus.  Alston adds, “We believe it is our shared responsibility to help flatten the curve.  We appreciate the support of the community as we walk through this together.”
Charitable Foundation 2020 Recipients
Organizations that lay the foundation for stronger communities will have more re-sources to help them help others thanks to Brookshire Brothers. On Tuesday, January 21st the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation awarded $123,000 in grants to 36 nonprofit organi-zations and 4 education foundations across its market area. The grants give organizations the resources they need to continue living out their mission of serving those in need. Trustees and company executives presented funds to the recipients at the Brookshire Brothers’ Distribution Center in Lufkin, Texas.
In making the presentations, Brookshire Brothers President, CEO and Charitable Foundation Board Member John Alston said, “You make things happen in your communities. You change lives. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help you live out your mission. We thank you for what you do every day.”
Junior League of Lufkin receiving a grant from the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation
During the last decade, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation has given more than a million dollars to a variety of non-profits. For nearly twenty years, Brookshire Brothers has in-vited its vendors to play in two Charitable Foundation golf tournaments each year. Vendor part-ners appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for non-profits – all which support children and families and align with Brookshire Brothers’ core value of being a community grocer. Each year, the funds are granted based on the organizations’ needs and application requests.
The 2020 recipients are:
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Angelina Alliance for Children (Harold’s House)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas
  • Buckner Children and Family Services
  • Dublin Good Fellows
  • East Texas Cancer Alliance of Hope
  • Food Share Bank of Newton County
  • Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Friends of the Library-Hamilton County Texas
  • Gateway Community Partners, Inc.
  • J.D.’s Center of Hope
  • Junior Achievement of East Texas, Inc.
  • Junior League of Lufkin
  • Kick Drugs Out of America dba Kick start Kids
  • Legacy Institute for Financial Education
  • Lufkin Neighborhood STRONG
  • Lufkin State Supported Living Center
  • Piney Woods Fine Arts Association
  • San Augustine Garden Club
  • Seasons of Hope Center (SOHC)
  • Solid Foundation Association
  • Texas Forestry Museum
  • The Helping Place, Inc.
  • The Joseph House, Inc.
  • The Mosaic Center, Inc.
  • The Rose
  • The Salvation Army a Georgia Corporation- Lufkin
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
  • Transformation Pathway
  • Twin City Mission
  • United Christian Care Center of Vidor, Texas, Inc.
  • Women’s Shelter of East Texas, Inc.
  • Young Audiences of Southeast Texas, Inc.
  • ZAM Outreach, Inc.
  • Zavalla Food Pantry Inc.
Education Foundations:
  • Angelina College Foundation
  • Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • McGregor ISD Education Foundation
  • Vidor Independent School District
The Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation in an effort to continue to equip our nonprofits
to carry out their mission and steward their resources wisely, is also inviting a representative
from each nonprofit to attend the 3rd Annual Angelina College Nonprofit Leadership
Conference on Friday, January 31st courtesy of the Charitable Foundation.
2020 Grant Distribution
In addition to these contributions, Brookshire Brothers has a separate employee-run Donations
Committee which meets monthly to consider hundreds of donation requests from
throughout the company’s footprint.
Brookshire Brothers Opens its New Buna Location
Lufkin, TX (November 2019) – Brookshire Brothers threw open the doors of its newest store before dawn on Wednesday, November 13th in Buna, Texas.   The store on Highway 96 was built from the ground up to accommodate a wider variety of fresh and ready to eat offerings as well as a full service pharmacy and tobacco barn. Brookshire Brothers has had a presence in Buna for the past decade and has had a brand new store in the plans for a number of years.
 Buna, Texas Store Front
At 10 o’clock, the Buna High School band started playing, the cheerleaders cheered and The Chamber officially cut the ribbon opening the new Brookshire Brothers store.   The employee-owned company, known for its commitment to community, presented the Buna Volunteer Fire Department with a check to extend its work and invited customers to help it help The Helping Place with Brown Bags of Hope.  The bags are filled with food staples, hygiene items and school supplies for those neighbors in need.
 
Shoppers had the chance to spin the prize wheel and enter to win prizes that will be given away next week.  On Saturday and Sunday hunters can take part in the Bucks for Bucks event at the store.  There will be prizes for both adults and youth who bring in their bucks and does for a photo opportunity.
 
 The friendly faces that currently serve you will be doing so in the expanded store, fuel island and tobacco barn.   With the new store comes additional personnel to better serve the community.   
 
Brookshire Brothers’ signature hot deli and easy eats are well known across the region as are the certified meat cutters who make specialty cuts for their customers.  Brookshire Brothers is a company of employee owners who are good people, providing good food, and doing good deeds in the communities it serves.
Brookshire Brothers Golf Tournament – Fall 2019 - Lufkin, Texas
Lufkin… Our golfers ‘trump’ the rest.  That’s because their entry fees help more than 25 nonprofits across the region serve the needs of the hurting. The bi-annual Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament took place on Monday, September 23rd at Lufkin’s Crown Colony Country Club. More than 250 golfers represented 150 brands teed off on Monday for a good cause. Funds generated from the tournament fuel the foundation - a 501(c) 3 that distributed more than $130,000 in grants back in January 2019 across its footprint. Representatives from recipient organizations like The Mosaic Center, The Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club of East Texas, and the Lufkin State Supported Living Center helped staff the tournament and serve as official witnesses on Hole 17 where Loving Toyota tried to give away a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. There was also a “Royal Flush” hole where golfers sat on ‘the throne’ to move up the tee box.
BBCF Gold Tournament Fall - 2019
Since 2007, Brookshire Brothers has given back more than $1.2 million through the funds raised at its golf tournaments. Vendors appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for so many worthy causes in the areas of education, hunger, health and the arts.
BBCF Golf Tournament Fall - 2019 
The 2019 recipients are:
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Deep East Texas (ADAC)
  • American Cancer Society
  • Angelina Alliance for Children (Harold’s House)
  • Angelina Arts Alliance
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas
  • Buckner Children and Family Services
  • Christian Information and Service Center, Inc.
  • Dublin Goodfellows
  • Food Share Bank of Newton County
  • Friends of the Ellen Trout Zoo
  • Habitat for Humanity of Angelina County
  • Junior Achievement of East Texas
  • Junior League of Lufkin
  • Lake Whitney Ministerial Alliance
  • Legacy Institute for Financial Education
  • Lufkin Neighborhood Strong
  • Texas Forestry Museum
  • The Joseph House, Inc.
  • The Mosaic Center, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • Twin City Mission
  • Volunteer Services Council
  • Women’s Shelter of East Texas
  • Women’s Sober House
  • Zavalla Food Pantry
BBCF Golf Tournament Fall - 2019
Education Foundations:
  • Angelina College Center for Non-Profit Leadership
  • Hemphill ISD Education Foundation
  • Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
  • McGregor ISD Education Foundation
  • Vidor ISD
 BBCF Golf Tournament Fall - 2019
In addition to these contributions, Brookshire Brothers has a separate employee-run Donations Committee which meets monthly to consider hundreds of donation requests from throughout the company’s footprint.
BBCF Golf Tournament Fall - 2019 
Brookshire Brothers is employee-owned and community driven. Its assets include 115 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing tobacco, pharmacy and petro locations. Its footprint stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Dublin, Texas, north to Whitesboro, Texas and south to Ganado, Texas. For more information about Brookshire Brothers and its family of brands please visit www.brookshirebrothers.com.
BBCF Golf Tournament Fall - 2019 
Since 2007, Brookshire Brothers has given back more than $1.2 million through the funds raised at its golf tournaments. Vendors appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for so many worthy causes in the areas of education, hunger, health and the arts.
GOOD BULL from Brookshire Brothers
Lufkin, TX (August 22, 2019) –   An all new Brookshire Brothers is coming soon to Aggieland!  The Lufkin-based grocer is opening a new store not just in College Station, but adjacent to the campus of Texas A&M University.  It’s an initiative between the Texas A&M System and the East Texas grocer. 
 Brookshire Brothers Coming Fall 2020 To College Station
In making the announcement on Thursday, Brookshire Brothers President and CEO John Alston said, “Our company is honored to have been selected by the Texas A&M System to partner in their latest development project.  After visiting with the Evaluation Committee and learning about their vision, there was no question that the project was a high priority for us.”
 
The store will sit on land owned by the Texas A&M System and leased to Brookshire Brothers. 
 
I am proud to enter into a partnership with Brookshire Brothers to bring high-quality products and delicious food to the West Campus community,” Chancellor Sharp said. “Young Aggies undoubtedly will embrace their new community grocer and deli.”
 
Brookshire Brothers breaks ground on the new location Thursday, August 22nd at 10AM near the corner of George Bush Drive and Penberthy Boulevard. The location is ideally situated near student housing and in plain view of two iconic campus landmarks Kyle Field and Reed Arena.  Much like Texas A&M University, this community-centric grocer, is steeped in tradition that begins with service.  The new store will serve the students and faculty as well as the tens of thousands of locals and visitors who spend time in and around the University.
 
Brookshire Brothers’ Alston went on to say, “Ties to Texas A&M run deep throughout our company. As a former student and graduate of the Mays College of Business, I’m beyond excited for Brookshire Brothers to have the opportunity to serve students, faculty and staff of Texas A&M and the rapidly growing population around West Campus.”
 
In its 40,000 square foot space, Brookshire Brothers will bring its signature hot deli and fresh offerings to its new location as well as online shopping with curbside pickup and delivery, fuel and a bakery.  An expanded health and wellness focus will include not only a full service pharmacy with personalized medication counseling, but also immunizations, and at-home testing for flu, UTIs, and strep.  In addition, the store will have a wide variety of nutritional supplements.  
 
A feature company officials think will appeal to college students is the outdoor concert venue with both beer on tap and wine by the glass.  The company has a similar music venue at its Canyon Lake, Texas location which is popular with both visitors and locals.
 
Brookshire Brothers is a company of 5500 employee owners who are known for their personal service and commitment to the communities they serve. 
For more company information, view other recent press releases. 
Brookshire Brothers Announces a Second Sabine Parish Location
New Many LocationLufkin, TX (July 24, 2019) – Brookshire Brothers is expanding its presence in Western Louisiana with the acquisition of a second location in Many. In making the announcement, company Vice President of Retail Operations Luke Gustafson says, “We are very grateful and excited to have the opportunity to serve Many in a wider capacity.  With the Market Basket acquisition, we inherit its greatest asset, amazing partners some of whom have been with the store since it first opened in Many in 1982.”
 
Brookshire Brothers, based in Lufkin, Texas, will keep its location at 223 S. Elizabeth Street in Many and its new store, formerly Market Basket, at 175 San Antonio Avenue.  Brookshire Brothers expects the Market Basket purchase to be complete by the end of July. It will spend about two weeks in transition before opening as Brookshire Brothers in mid-August.
 
Brookshire Brothers brings its signature hot deli and fresh offerings to its new location as well as certified meat cutters who make specialty cuts for their customers.  Brookshire Brothers is a company of 5500 employee owners who are known for their personal service and commitment to the communities they serve.  
 
For more company information, view other recent press releases. 
 
 
Brookshire Brothers CELEBRATES Jarrell!
Water tower that says Jarrell
 
Lufkin, TX (March 15, 2019) – Brookshire Brothers is throwing a party April 10th to officially open its Jarrell location. The community has embraced the Lufkin-based grocer since it purchased the former SunFresh Market in November 2018.   The store team invites the public to sample its new offerings and classic favorites while celebrating community at its Grand Opening April 10th.  Shoppers can sample their way through the store and register for prizes all afternoon (1PM-7PM). Spin the prize wheel and have some fun from 4PM until 6PM.  At 5:15 the Chamber and City will cut the ribbon, officially welcoming Brookshire Brothers to Jarrell and Williamson County.      
 
Brookshire Brothers purchased the existing SunFresh Market in the fall of 2018.  In making the announcement, company CEO John Alston said, “We are continually looking for opportunities that make sense strategically for our company. The phenomenal growth in the Williamson County area and the visionary leadership in the region made acquiring a Jarrell location a great fit.”  Brookshire Brothers has locations along the I-35 corridor in Salado, Lorena, and Moody. 
 
Jarrell’s Mayor Larry Bush joins in the company’s excitement because having a grocery store is pivotal to the area’s long term vision.  “We have plans for nearly 7000 homes and apartments on file, have recently begun an expansion on our Wastewater Treatment Facility to quadruple its capacity and are working on bringing another 10.5 million gallons of water/day to the city to support the growth.  We know Brookshire Brothers can provide the citizens of the area with choices and options that support the growth and diversity of our population. We’re delighted this employee-owned company wants to grow with us.”  
 
Brookshire Brothers brings its signature hot deli and easy eats to the community as well as certified meat cutters who make specialty cuts for their customers.  Brookshire Brothers is a company of employee owners who are good people, providing good food, and doing good deeds in the communities it serves.
For more company information, view other recent press releases. 
  
Vehicle Registrations Now Offered At Canyon Lake Store

Brookshire Brothers Brings Convenience to Vehicle Registrations  

Lufkin, TX – Brookshire Brothers now offers Motor Vehicle Registration Renewals in partnership with the Comal County Tax Office. Their mutual customers can now get their renewals at the Brookshire Brothers Canyon Lake location.
 Brookshire Brothers Store Front
Instead of driving out to the Comal County Tax Office, motorists will now have the chance to conveniently renew their vehicle registration while shopping for groceries. All motorists need is proof of auto insurance and verification that the car safety inspection is current prior to renewing the registration.
 
Tax Assessor-Collector Cathy C. Talcott says, “Because Comal County covers such a large territory, I was delighted when Brookshire Brothers eagerly accepted our offer to bring this service to fruition.  The only location in the Canyon Lake area has been the Tax Office branch in Sattler, so the FM 306 location in the western part of the county is a great benefit to our tax payers.”
 
Brookshire Brothers, located at 18275 FM 306, has been working with the Tax Office for several months to provide this service at the Canyon Lake store. Brookshire Brothers will process the renewals at the Customer Service desk from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, seven days a week.  This gives customers more flexibility since the County’s vehicle registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
 
Those wishing to renew their vehicle registrations must do so within the five grace days of expiration.  If expired five days after the deadline, they will need to visit their County Tax Office.  Customers must bring with them the renewal notice they received in the mail, as well as proof of insurance, and must be sure their vehicle has been inspected within 90 days of the expiration date.    
 
For more company information, view other recent press releases.
 

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