MONROE, Louisiana, April 15, 2015 – A crowd of Monroe city officials, community members and Brookshire Grocery Co. leaders gathered today to celebrate the grand reopening of the remodeled Brookshire’s Food Store located at 7920 DeSiard. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony featured remarks from Mayor Jamie Mayo, Chamber of Commerce President Sue Nicholson and Brookshire Grocery Co. President and CEO Rick Rayford. Store Director Bill Braggs also presented charitable donations to Lakeshore Elementary, Cypress Point Elementary and the American Red Cross.
The supermarket boasts a fresh exterior thanks to a new storefront, while inside, new signage, paint and décor provide a modern appearance. In addition to cosmetic updates, many departments throughout the store were expanded to allow for a wider variety of product offerings. In the market, customers can purchase fresh meat, cut-to-order upon request. More organic items are available in the produce department, as well as fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. The bakery offers freshly baked breads and custom cakes, while the deli offers a great selection of sliced-to-order meats and cheeses and freshly prepared ready-to-eat meals. Other improvements include a larger assortment of beer, wine and spirits, a bulk foods section and several gluten-free options.
New customer restrooms, new check stands, a new service office and a new floral display area were also added. Polished concrete flooring, which requires fewer cleaning agents, and an automated lighting control system were installed to help decrease the store’s impact on the environment.
The renovated pharmacy will continue to fill name-brand and generic prescriptions, while offering a full selection of non-prescription medicines and health and personal care products. The generic prescription program provides savings on 30-, 60- and 90-day generic prescriptions. Pharmacy hours are 9am to 7pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm Saturday, and 10am to 4pm Sunday.
All Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores feature the NuVal nutritional scoring system. With NuVal, thousands of items throughout the store are scored on a scale of 1 to 100. The higher an item’s NuVal score, the better the nutrition. Customers can use this at-a-glance program to easily determine the overall nutritional value of products and make informed decisions.
“Brookshire’s has been a part of the Monroe community since 1971, and we are proud to invest in updating this facility to better serve our customers,” Rayford said. “We are excited about our increased product offerings and services and hope to provide the residents here an even better food and shopping experience for many years to come.”
The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special promotions and product sampling events. For a limited time, customers can double their discount and earn 10 percent off their total grocery purchase when they redeem 500 yourpoints (see store for exclusions). In addition, on May 2 from 10am to 4pm, customers will have the opportunity to win prizes, sample products and receive other giveaways as a part of the Brookshire’s Brand store event. More special offers will be featured in-store, in the weekly grocery ads and via email.