Tuesday August 20, 2019
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.
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.
Monday August 12, 2019
Brookshire Brothers Announces a Second Sabine Parish Location
Lufkin, 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.
Tuesday March 19, 2019
Brookshire Brothers CELEBRATES 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.
Tuesday March 5, 2019
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.
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.
Wednesday January 30, 2019
Charitable Foundation 2019 Recipients
Organizations that lay the foundation for stronger communities will have more resources to help them help others thanks to Brookshire Brothers. On Wednesday, January 30th the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation awarded $130,000 in grants to 26 nonprofit organizations and 5 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 everyday.”
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 invited its vendors to play in two Charitable Foundation golf tournaments each year. Vendor partners appreciate the opportunity to network with their colleagues while raising money for nonprofits – 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 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
- Mission Reclaimed
- 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
- Angelina College Center for Non-Profit Leadership
- Hemphill ISD Education Foundation
- Lufkin ISD Education Foundation
- McGregor ISD Education Foundation
- Vidor ISD
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.
Thursday October 25, 2018
Growing With Jarrell, Texas
Lufkin… Brookshire Brothers is purchasing a store along the busy I-35 corridor just north of Georgetown. 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 is purchasing an existing SunFresh Market from a pair of real estate developers who knew having a grocery store and an ample water supply would be integral to the success of their long range plans for Jarrell. After they got SunFresh up and running, they began looking for a buyer with grocery experience. Brookshire Brothers was interested. The company already operates several stores along I-35 including one in nearby Salado and further north in Lorena.
Jarrell’s Mayor Larry Bush is equally excited about Brookshire Brothers coming to town, “The City is experiencing explosive growth. We have plans for nearly 7000 homes/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 has plans to take over ownership of the SunFresh Market located on Town Center Boulevard in Jarrell in early November. Residents throughout the area will receive the store’s weekly ad making them aware of the new in store offerings which will include a full service deli, bakery and meat market.
Wednesday August 22, 2018
Change is Good! Brookshire Brothers is Better.
Grocery delivery, smokehouse foods, handmade pizza and more in a recently renovated store!
Lufkin, TX (August 20, 2018) – Brookshire Brothers rolls out the red carpet, inviting folks in Huntsville and Walker County to see its new look and experience its expanded fresh offerings! The Lufkin-based company, that’s had a presence in Huntsville for decades, has invested several million dollars in the upgrade of its 11th Street location.
On Wednesday, the store opens wide its doors for the official ‘ribbon cutting’ with the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce at 4:30. After the ribbon is cut there will be beer, wine and food samplings throughout the store.
On Saturday August 25th from 10AM-3PM Brookshire Brothers will host a community wide, family-friendly event that will reach from the parking lot all through the store. Children are invited to ‘touch a truck’ – and meet first responders from the Huntsville Fire and Police Departments as well as check out a big eighteen wheeler. Everyone’s invited to take part in the “Explore our Store” Scavenger Hunt, spin the prize wheel, sign up for CELEBRATE and enjoy the samplings throughout the store.
The friendly faces that currently serve you will be doing so in an upgraded store with new features like online shopping and home delivery through Brookshire Brothers Anywhere. Customers can order groceries online then pick them up curbside or have their groceries delivered to their door. The platform also enables customers to interact with their personal shoppers. In addition to making notes about how green they want their bananas or how thick they like their steaks, customers can also make note of substitutions. It becomes a two-way conversation resulting in an even more interactive customer-personal shopper relationship. To start shopping go to https://www.brookshirebrothers.com/anywhere. Use the code 3FREE to waive your service fees.
In addition to online shopping, the store’s been completely refreshed – with an updated storefront, new flooring, roofing, restrooms, coolers, checkstands, and shelving. The entire store has energy efficient equipment like LED lighting and new refrigeration cases that reduce costs and lessens environmental impact.
For foodies, there’s a number of new additions including a handmade pizza station, hand-crafted deli sandwiches and paninis, and a fresh line up of Easy Eats meal solutions for busy people. Brookshire Brothers’ new Smoked In House BBQ lineup offers customers freshly smoked brisket, ribs, sausage and more.
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Your One-Stop Shop: Vehicle Registrations
Brookshire Brothers Brings Convenience to Vehicle Registrations
Lufkin, TX (June 26, 2018) – Brookshire Brothers announces a new way to save time and long lines! Starting July 2, its Salado, Texas, grocery store will start offering State Vehicle Registration Renewals—a service provided by few other grocers in Texas.
Motorists in Bell County now have options when it comes to vehicle registration renewals. Brookshire Brothers at 215 Mill Creek Drive in Salado will now offer the service. They will be able to process registration renewals for vehicles and trailers for folks in Salado and parts of south and southeast Bell County. All motorists’ need is proof of auto insurance and verification that the safety inspection is current, if required, prior to renewing the registration. Motorists will also need to bring their registration renewal notice.
Bell County’s Tax Assessor-Collector Shay Luedeke gives Brookshire Brothers this thumbs up. She adds, “When we visited Brookshire Brothers for training they processed a registration for a personal trailer of mine. They did a great job so they are good to go.” Word is getting out around the county and Luedeke says, “The store manager and our office have already heard great feedback since we announced the agreement. Though it doesn’t start until July 2nd, folks in the Salado area are delighted to have such a convenient service right in their community’s grocery store.”
Brookshire Brothers will process the renewals at the Customer Service Desk from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, 7 days a week. This gives customers more flexibility. The County’s Vehicle Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM.
Thursday June 7, 2018
Introducing Scheid Family Wines
A perfect pair! Brookshire Brothers wants to raise a glass to one of its newest partners—Scheid Family wines. Brookshire Brothers will debut the California luxury wines at Lufkin’s Farm Feast on Tuesday, June 12th and then make a collection of their wines available to their Lufkin customers. According to the Brookshire Brothers’ Vice President of Specialty Beverage Phil Metzinger, “the Scheid Family’s values and mindset align with ours—their commitment to the surrounding community, land, and people who work with them is unparalleled. It’s not unusual for them to have a 25- or 30-year employees. That’s very much like Brookshire Brothers.”
Al Scheid started this grapes-to-glass family business in 1972. Today, their portfolio of sustainably certified wines is all estate bottled. Farm Feast guests will get to sample a number of varietals from Ryder Estates, Fivewise, and Ranch 32. Brookshire Brothers will carry an assortment of those brands and their varietals as well as offerings labeled under Fog and Light, Rocklin Ranch, James Bryant Hill, and Long Valley Ranch.
The Scheids say, “Though our 11 vineyards and 4,000 acres in Salinas Valley are exceptional, it is our employees who are at the heart of everything we do.” That’s one reason Brookshire Brothers has agreed to be Scheid’s sole retailer in East Texas. You’re invited to meet the winemaker Dave Nagengast at Farm Feast on June 12th and the Southwest Manager Henry Politiz. Politz adds, “Our motto at Scheid is bringing people together to enjoy and savor life. That sounds exactly like what we are going to do at Farm Feast. We are delighted to be part of it and look forward to introducing our wines to Brookshire Brothers customers.”
If you miss the event, come taste the wines at either Brookshire Brothers Gaslight or Chestnut locations on Friday, June 15th from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM. All Scheid Family wines will be 15% off Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to celebrate Farm Feast and the Scheid’s entry into the East Texas market and Brookshire Brothers.
For more information about Farm Feast, visit the Lufkin's Convention and Visitors Bureau's website.
To reserve your spot for Farm Feast, conctact the Lufkin's CVB at 936-633-0359.
Tables of eight are $500 and individual tickets are $50 per person.
Tuesday February 20, 2018
Introducing Brookshire Brothers Anywhere
Brookshire Brothers Partners with Rosie to Bring eCommerce to East Texas
LUFKIN, TX - Brookshire Brothers announces the launch of its online shopping solution Brookshire Brothers Anywhere. The service, powered by Rosie, provides convenient, easy-to-use, time-saving shopping. With our kickoff this past Monday (February 19), customers are now able to order groceries online with curbside pick-up at its Chestnut and Frank Street locations, as well as delivery within 15 miles of the Frank Street store. Lufkin is the first market, but future locations will be announced soon.
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John Alston, President and CEO of Brookshire Brothers Inc., explains, “The in-store customer experience our shoppers are accustomed to is now theirs online. We like to say our personal service always goes the extra mile."
Once a customer signs up to shop at BrookshireBrothers.com, they can use Rosie’s search engine to shop their hometown store. They can navigate by department, create custom grocery lists and use Rosie’s proprietary recommended items feature based on customers’ shopping habits. The platform also enables customers to interact with their personal shoppers. In addition to making notes about how green they want their bananas or how thick they like their steaks, customers can also make note of substitutions. It becomes a two-way conversation resulting in an even more interactive customer-personal shopper relationship.
More and more Americans are buying household goods and groceries online. Much of that business goes to companies without brick and mortar locations in the shoppers’ town or county of residence. That results in loss of local sales tax revenue. When shoppers use Brookshire Brothers Anywhere, they will be shopping with their local store, which keeps the tax dollars at home.
Alston shared his excitement, “As a long-time store director, what excites me the most is knowing how thrilled our customers will be when they get their first Brookshire Brothers Anywhere order. Our teams love nothing more than exceeding their customers’ expectations. This is another way we can do that!”
ABOUT BROOKSHIRE BROTHERS
Brookshire Brothers is a 100 % employee-owned, community-centered grocer based in Lufkin, Texas. Founded in 1921, this regional grocery chain operates more than 121 locations that stretch west to the Texas Hill Country and east to Lake Charles, Louisiana. Though its focus remains on traditional grocery and pharmacy, Brookshire Brothers has complimentary formats that include fuel and tobacco operations. Brookshire Brothers is committed to quality and service in their stores and are known for their good food and good people doing good deeds in their communities. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.