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. 
 
 
Students Solve a Need for Brookshire Brothers Distribution Center
Six months ago, Operations Manager Jay Jelinek would’ve never guessed that a sixth-grade 3D Design class would have the answer to an obstacle he and his team were facing in the Brookshire Brothers Distribution Center.
 
A young female blond student works on a 3D design project at her computer.
 
“We recently started to replace our older Vocollect wired headsets with new wireless technology. With the older wired headsets, our operators would keep the computer part of the equipment on a belt or in their pocket. However, because the new technology is wireless, it doesn’t have to be kept on an individual; it just has to be in close proximity,” Jelinek explained. “So, we started looking for something to help store the new technology on the electric transporter. We also needed to find something that would protect the new equipment from getting damaged.”
 
When Jelinek and his team were unable to find a solution in-store or online, Night Supervisor Mannie Flores stepped up to design a cardboard model that would meet their needs.
 
“Mannie’s very creative. If he can’t draw it, he’ll build it,” Jelinek says, describing how Flores accounted for all the variables. “He fashioned it to go up underneath the handlebar on the pallet jack so you can stand and drive. It would be out of the way and protected, and it would still make that Bluetooth connection to the headset. You wouldn’t ever have to worry about putting it somewhere where it would fall off; you would just turn it on and go.”
A man holds up a cardboard model next to a 3D printed prototype. 
The only question was, how could Flores’s design be manufactured?
 
“One day I was at church with Chris Smith, a good friend of mine. He pulled something out of his pocket to show me: a plastic nut and bolt. I asked him how he did that and he told me 3D printing—something I’d never seen before,” Jelinek said. “That was on Sunday. On Monday, Flores’s cardboard creation was on my desk and the connection dawned on me.”
 
Smith introduced Jelinek to Stephan Matheny, a sixth-grade Math and 3D Design teacher at Hudson Middle School. Matheny turned the need into a class project for his students.
 
“The kids worked on the project for their nine-weeks major project,” Matheny said. “Up until this project, I’ve been very hands-on with helping them every step of the way with their work. This is the first project that I’ve just let them go, and I’ve been very impressed. They’ve actually given me some cool ideas that I would’ve never thought about."
 
Using an animation software called Autodesk 3ds Max, the students added and subtracted shapes to produce a variety of designs similar to Flores’s original model. Part of the challenge was to also incorporate honeycomb patterns to minimize the amount of material used and keep production costs down.
 
“It was cool knowing that what we were doing was going to be useful,” said Jenna Ivey, one of the students. 
 
After working through multiple designs, the class produced a prototype that Jelinek took to his operators to test on one of the transporters. According to Jelinek, the feedback was very positive and the people liked it.
 
“I couldn’t be more impressed by the way our young future took a design out of cardboard, put it onto a USB drive, and had a 3D printer sculpt it right before their eyes,” Flores said after seeing his model come to life as a plastic prototype. “I never imagined that 6thgraders would come to be the heroes that completed this project.”
 
With only one slight modification for added stability, the Distribution Center is moving forward to outfit all of the transporters with the final product. To show their appreciation, Brookshire Brothers is donating an extra $500 for the school to invest in programs like Matheny’s 3D Design class.
 
“It’s exciting to know that there are sixth-graders in Hudson who are knocking it out of the ballpark,” Jelinek says. “We appreciate the effort they’ve put in to help us resolve a need on our part.”
 
A group of Brookshire Brothers employees presenting a $500 donation to the students in Mr. Matheny's 3D Design class.
 
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.
 
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.”
 
Brookshire Brothers CEO (John Alston) and CFO (Clay Oliver) stand with recipients from Mission Reclaimed, who hold a giant check representing the BBCF grant.
 
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.
 
Sally Alvis (Director of Marketing) speaking to the 2019 BBCF recipients at the awarding ceremony in the warehouse.
 
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
Education Foundations:
  • 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.
 
 
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.”
 
A zoomed in shot of the water tower in Jarrell, Texas
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.
 
 
 
Dear Salado...
We're thrilled to announce that our Salado Pharmacist Brady Shimek has accepted a promotion to Pharmacy District Director. True to our #ShopWithSomeoneYouKnow spirit though, Shimek's promotion is also a bittersweet parting from his beloved patients over the past six years. To that, Brady would like to leave his customers with this farewell note.
 
Pharmacist Brady Shimek helping a pharmacy customerTo My Valued Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy Customers,
 
It has been an honor to serve you the past 6 years. Upon taking over as the pharmacy manager in Salado, I could not have imagined how much of an impact this beautiful community would have on my life. Salado, in all of its uniqueness, soon became home to me. Sometimes we fall in love with an area because of the physical terrain and views it has to offer, sometimes the character and charisma it possess, and yet other times, the people that reside there. In Salado, you get blessed with all of these. 
 
I came to Salado looking to develop patient relationships, build trust within the pharmacy profession, and set a standard of care that pharmacy customers not only need but also deserve. All of you made these ambitions possible. Together, we have experienced illnesses, hardships, treatments, cures, highs and lows, but most importantly, we have experienced compassion and respect for one another. While I thank you all for your business and loyalty to Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy, I would be remorseful to not also thank you for your friendly smiles, your constant positivity, your continued encouragement, your faithful gratitude, and most importantly, your friendships. 
 
Pharmacist Brady ShimekAs I move on to my new position of Pharmacy District Director, I want to reassure you that the high level of care and customer service that Brookshire Brothers offers will not change. Our pharmacy team is strong and reliable. I have complete trust that they will continue to go above and beyond to exceed your expectations. I will continue to have confidence in our local Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy, and you should too.
 
Your pharmacist,
Brady Shimek, PharmD.
 
 
 
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