Celebrate Family Meals Month

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
Family Meals Months Facts
Lufkin, TX (August 31, 2018) - September is National Family Meals Month,™ an industry-wide movement to raise awareness about the benefits of frequent family meals. Brookshire Brothers has joined the initiative to encourage families to spend more time this month enjoying a meal together. In support, customers will enjoy special savings on ready-to-cook options and grab-n-go solutions all month long, as well as special deals and recipes every week. We’re bringing value and ease to family meal times because we believe FAMILY MEALS MATTER.
A family around a table watches mum serving out spaghetti
Did you know?
    • 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. 
Raise Your Mitt to Commit 
To get the month started, Brookshire Brothers and its employee-owners across Texas and Louisiana raised their mitts to commit to one more family meal at home. You, too, can raise your oven mitt to commit to making more memories around the kitchen table with those you love. Make it official, and shareable, by posting a selfie wearing your favorite oven mitt with the hashtag #familymealsmonth #brookshirebrothers. Follow Brookshire Brothers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to join the conversation this September. 

Gather 'Round The Table

September 5 through September 11
Meal Deal: Pizza Night!

Week 1: Bring the family together for PIZZA NIGHT

Fresh Harvest Salad (6-11oz)
Food Club Salad Dressing (16oz)
Fresh Harvest Tea (128oz)
3 Digiorno Pizzas (13.6-34.2oz)
For a fresh take on frozen pizza, check out these real fresh, real delicious tips from Angela Larson, RD!

Meal In Minutes

September 12 through September 18
Meal Deal: Mom's Night Off

Week 2: Mom's Night Off

Fresh Harvest Salad (6-11oz)
Fresh Harvest Tea (128oz)
2 Fresh Take Entrées (14.76-19.08oz)
King's Hawaiian Roll (4pk)
David's Gourmet Cookies (10ct)

Let's Taco 'Bout Family

September 19 through September 25
Meal Deal: Taco Night

Week 3: Taco Night

1 Old El Paso Taco Shells (12 ct)
1 Fresh Express Shredded Lettuce (8 oz)
1 Old El Paso Taco Seasoning (1 oz)
1 Ground Beef Chuck (1 lb)
1 Food Club Shredded Cheese (8 oz)

Slow Cooker Shortcuts

September 26 through October 2
Meal Deal: Slow Cooker Shortcut

Week 4: Slow Down For Dinner

1 Kraft BBQ Sauce (18 oz)
1 Libby Micro Pouch (14 oz)
1 McCormick Slow Cooker Roast (1.3 oz)
1 Food Club Broth (14.5 oz)
1 Lipton Soup Mix (1.8-2.6 oz)
1 Fresh Harvest Brown 'N Serve Rolls (10 oz)
1 Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (8.5 oz)
1 Food Club Gravy Mix (.75 - 1.37 oz)
Any Pork or Beef Roast (3.5 lbs or larger)
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.
A Brookshire Brothers sign with "Employee Owned" and "Deli" callouts against the evening sky.
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.
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Brookshire Brothers Express Store Relocating in Valley Mills Texas

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. 

Brookshire Brothers Announces Four New Stores

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.

Brookshire Brothers Weighs in on Eggs

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.