Brookshire Brothers Commits to Helping Families Eat at Home Together More Often During National Family Meals Month
The proven health and societal benefits of family meals inspire a month-long event aimed at helping families get back to the table
- Kids and teens who share meals with their family three or more times per week are significantly less likely to be overweight, more likely to eat healthy foods and less likely to have eating disorders.
- With each additional family meal shared each week, adolescents are less likely to show symptoms of depression, less likely to use/abuse drugs and less likely to engage in delinquent acts.
- People who eat most the most home-cooked meals eat healthier and consume about 130 fewer calories daily, on average, compared to people who cook less or not at all.
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New store, same friendly folks! Brookshire Brothers moved its Valley Mills operations to a new store located at 902 Avenue C on Wednesday, March 22nd. The Valley Mills Chamber of Commerce, City of Valley Mills and Valley Mills ISD will be helped Brookshire Brothers kick things off with a ribbon cutting at 12:00 PM. Grand Opening festivities included a prize wheel, raffles, giveaways, and performances by Valley Mills ISD cheerleaders and band.
Store Director Wes Thiele invites his Valley Mills neighbors to stop by, check out the new store, and say hello to his extraordinary team. Thiele has more than 20 years of grocery experience, including almost three years at the cur-rent Valley Mills Brookshire Brothers Express location. As a Valley Mills native, he loves fishing, sports, and spending time with his family. While serving as Store Director, Thiele considers himself fortunate to help bring this new location to his hometown and introduced Tori Smith as his Assistant Store Director during the ribbon cutting ceremony. The new Brookshire Brothers Ex-press location will feature fresh meat and produce, a hot deli with daily spe-cials, Western Union, money orders, and a full-service courtesy booth.
In addition to the fun provided by the Valley Mills cheerleaders and band, folks were invited to come out and enjoy the grand opening activities by spin-ning on the prize wheel, registering for giveaways and enjoying refreshments. Customers can take advantage of additional in store savings by joining CELEBRATE – Brookshire Brothers’ loyalty program. Celebrate members receive digital coupons and also enjoy weekly specials and promotions.
Brookshire Brothers just celebrated its 95th birthday with more expansion plans on the horizon. The company believes in super serving its customers and its communities with quality goods, great values and the extra bonus of shopping with someone you know. The Valley Mills store will employ about thirty people, including local high school students.
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.
Lufkin-based Brookshire Brothers is turning up its growth pattern in the coming year. The 100% employee-owned regional grocer announces plans to open stores in four rural markets starting this fall in Grapeland, Texas. The announcement coincides with the company’s 95th birthday and its legacy of serving communities throughout Texas and western Louisiana. In making the announcement, COO John Alston says, “Each store will be tailored to meet the specific needs of the communities in which they are located. As a result of an outpouring of requests from the people of Grapeland, their store will be our first Express location to include a pharmacy. ‘Wellness Delivered’ is what our pharmacies are known for and we are excited to be able to provide solutions for health and wellness in northern Houston County.” Alston anticipates a late October grand opening in Grapeland.
Coming in quick succession will be a store in Wells, Texas, a new location in Valley Mills, Texas and another in Hudson, Texas. All Express formats feature convenient, easy to shop layouts, fresh meat and produce departments and delis that include full breakfast, hot lunch and dinner plates, rotisserie and Brookshire Brothers famous fried chicken. The Express stores will also include a wide selection of grocery, dairy, frozen, general merchandise and health and beauty products. The stores will provide employment to more than 130 people throughout the region and offer services in-store that include check cashing, Western Union money transfers, ATMs and money orders. Alston adds, “Each of these stores and its employee-owners will become an integral part of these communities by providing the exceptional customer experience Brookshire Brothers has been known for since its founding in 1921.”
As to the future of this regional grocer, Alston says, “We believe that our core competency of operating diverse formats ranging from traditional supermarket, convenience, and pharmacy to hybrids such as our Express banner and next generation supermarkets ideally positions us to fully capitalize on future growth opportunities in a variety of markets.”
Brookshire Brothers is employee-owned and community driven. Its assets include 110 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.
Egg production has been a hot button in the food industry recently. Some companies throughout the egg supply chain have made public announcements about working toward ‘cage-free’ egg production. Brookshire Brothers joins with other retailers in promoting an industry-wide evolution toward more cage-free egg production.
Jerry Johnson, President and CEO of the Lufkin, Texas-based grocery chain, stated, “The industry is moving in the direction of ‘cage-free’ egg production, and we have been moving with it. A goal of 2025 has been used by most as a target, but wouldn’t it be great to beat that? We must however, first ensure that there is a safe, adequate and affordable supply of eggs for our customers.”
Mr. Johnson also stressed, “The current production of ‘cage-free’ eggs is not sufficient to satisfy consumer demand at an affordable price. These are issues the industry must work through.” Currently, most Brookshire Brothers stores throughout Texas and Louisiana offer several brands of cage-free eggs and egg substitutes for its customers who prefer them.
The Brookshire Brothers CEO also added, “In addition, current food subsidy programs do not provide reimbursement for the expense of ‘cage free’ eggs. Cooperation from state and governmental agencies that handle these programs will be necessary so that all of our customers have access to these products.”
In closing, Mr. Johnson states, “We look forward to working with all parties in a reasoned and rational way toward a common goal.”
Founded in 1921, Brookshire Brothers is 100% employee-owned. Its assets include 111 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing pharmacy, tobacco and petro locations. Its market stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Canyon Lake, 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.