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Company News: Local students awarded scholarships from Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market


TYLER, Texas, June 4, 2018 – Four high school seniors from the Shreveport-Bossier area have been named winners in the “Because

History Matters” scholarship program, sponsored by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores.

Olivia Davis, a senior at Caddo Magnet High School, was named the first-place winner in Louisiana and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for her original essay about Charlotte Forten Grimké and her impact on history. Second place and a $3,000 scholarship were awarded to Kennedi Watts from Word of God Academy for her essay on author Langston Hughes. Dorcas Brown from C.E. Byrd High School placed third, receiving a $1,500 scholarship for her essay on Frederick Douglass.

Lainey Smith from Caddo Magnet High School was awarded a $3,000 scholarship as a recipient of Brookshire Grocery Co.’s Employee Scholarship for her essay about Harriet Tubman.

$38,000 in scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors in the three states where Brookshire Grocery Co. operates stores (Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas), including separate scholarships for Company employees. Recipients were selected based on the content of their essay, along with their academic achievement, financial need and demonstration of leadership including awards, achievements, extracurricular activities and community service. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher was required to apply.

“Our Company is proud to offer this scholarship program that celebrates history and spotlights outstanding students in communities we serve,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are excited to recognize these deserving recipients for their accomplishments as student leaders in our communities and provide support as they further their education.”

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co.’s WWII Heroes Flight to Depart for Washington, D.C.


TYLER, Texas, May 25, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. will escort 23 World War II veterans and one Korean War veteran to Washington, D.C., May 28-30 on its 16th Heroes Flight. BGC provides the all-expenses paid trip for veterans to honor them for their service and sacrifices.

In addition to visiting the WWII memorial, the group will tour the U.S. Capitol and the Air and Space Museum. Other points of interest will include Arlington National Cemetery and memorials honoring the U.S. Marines, Navy, Air Force, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., and Vietnam and Korean War veterans.

BGC has taken 415 veterans from Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas to Washington, D.C, since establishing the Heroes Flight program in 2010. Veterans who will be going on this next trip are primarily from the Lafayette, Louisiana-area. Several BGC employees will also accompany the group to assist the veterans.

“Our Company is proud to take this deserving group of veterans to Washington, D.C., on the BGC Heroes Flight,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are incredibly thankful for our veterans’ service and sacrifices, and we consider it a privilege to honor them through this trip.”

 

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. and Instacart to offer grocery delivery in Shreveport-Bossier stores


Tyler, Texas, May 17, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced a partnership with Instacart to offer same-day grocery delivery at select Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores in the Shreveport-Bossier area.

Customers can use the Instacart service to order and pay for an assortment of grocery, household, health and beauty, pet and consumable baby items from participating Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores.* An Instacart Personal Shopper will visit the customer’s selected store to fulfill the order and then deliver the groceries directly to the customer during their scheduled delivery window.

To place an order, customers can visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery , super1foods.com/grocery-delivery or download the “Instacart” mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play. Instacart requires a $10 minimum on all orders, along with a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases of $35 or more or $9.99 for orders under $35. A monthly or annual “Express Membership” can be purchased from Instacart and includes free delivery for all orders over $35.

Instacart grocery delivery is currently available at the following locations:

  • Brookshire’s, 5828 Line Ave., Shreveport, La.
  • Brookshire’s, 388 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport, La.
  • Brookshire’s, 9250 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, La.
  • Brookshire’s, 510 Kings Hwy., Shreveport, La.
  • Brookshire’s, 4918 Barksdale Blvd., Bossier City, La.
  • Super 1 Foods, 2640 Waggoner Ave., Shreveport, La.
  • Super 1 Foods, 3705 Jewella Ave., Shreveport, La.
  • Super 1 Foods, 745 Shreveport-Barksdale Hwy., Shreveport, La.
  • Super 1 Foods, 1870 Airline Dr., Bossier City, La.

Instacart will deliver orders within a 20-30-minute radius of each participating location. Customers can check to see if their address is within the delivery area at instacart.com/locations.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery or super1foods.com/grocery-delivery. To seek assistance or report an issue with ordering through Instacart, please contact help@instacart.com or (888)2-INSTACART.

*Alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards and other select items are not available on Instacart.

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Company News: Brookshire’s and Instacart to offer grocery delivery in Dallas-Fort Worth area


Tyler, Texas, May 17, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced a partnership with Instacart to offer same-day grocery delivery at select Dallas-Fort Worth area stores.

Customers can use the Instacart service to order and pay for an assortment of grocery, household, health and beauty, pet and consumable baby items from participating Brookshire’s stores.* An Instacart Personal Shopper will visit the customer’s selected store to fulfill the order and then deliver the groceries directly to the customer during their scheduled delivery window.

To place an order, customers can visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery or download the “Instacart” mobile app available in the App Store or Google Play. Instacart requires a $10 minimum on all orders, along with a delivery fee of $5.99 for purchases of $35 or more or $9.99 for orders under $35. A monthly or annual “Express Membership” can be purchased from Instacart and includes free delivery for all orders over $35.

Instacart grocery delivery is currently available at the following Brookshire’s locations:

  • 1400 E. Main St., Midlothian, Texas
  • 105 E. Ovilla Rd., Red Oak, Texas
  • 5118 E. I-20 Service Rd. S, Willow Park, Texas

Instacart will deliver orders within a 20-30-minute radius of each participating location. Customers can check to see if their address is within the delivery area at instacart.com/locations.

For more information and frequently asked questions, please visit brookshires.com/grocery-delivery. To seek assistance or report an issue with ordering through Instacart, please contact help@instacart.com or (888)2-INSTACART.

*Alcohol, tobacco, lottery tickets, gift cards and other select items are not available on Instacart.

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Company News: Brookshire’s, Gatorade Team Up to Help Local First Responders


TYLER, Texas, May 16, 2018 – Brookshire Grocery Co. and Gatorade have partnered for the sixth consecutive year to help local emergency first responders throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas stay hydrated as they work to keep communities safe this summer.

Through June 12, customers who shop at Brookshire’s Food Stores will receive 150 bonus yourpoints for every five Gatorade Thirst Quenchers, Gatorade Chews or Propel Fitness Water purchased in a single transaction (see store for eligible products). Customers are encouraged to donate some or all of the products purchased in specially marked bins at each store. All products will be donated to local firefighters, police officers and emergency medical technicians who serve communities where Brookshire’s Food Stores are located. As bins are filled throughout the promotion, all donated products will be distributed to the organizations predetermined by each store.

“Our Company values our first responders for their bravery and commitment to keeping our communities safe,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We are proud to partner with Gatorade to help provide some relief to our first responders during the hot summer months ahead.”

Customers are encouraged to visit their local Brookshire’s store for more information on the promotion and the benefiting organizations in their area.

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Company News: Annual Brookshire’s golf tournament raises record-breaking $575k for charities



The 30th annual Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament April 30 – May 1 raised a record-breaking $575,000 for charities, with more than 600 golfers competing on three Tyler golf courses. Brookshire Grocery Co. donates tournament proceeds each year to more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the 150 communities served by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores. The Company focuses its charitable giving on hunger relief, education, family wellbeing, and military/first responders.

Participants were primarily representatives from more than 200 vendor companies, along with BGC leaders and other business associates. Course locations were The Cascades, Eagles Bluff and Hollytree. BGC also hosted a dinner and charity auction Monday evening at the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler.

“We are very excited to be celebrating 30 years of giving back through the Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Our Company is committed to making a difference in the communities we serve, and the proceeds from this event will help us support organizations that do a lot of good and enhance lives.”

This year’s donation brings the total funds raised to more than $5.5 million since the tournament’s inception in 1988.

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Company News: Super 1 Foods announces opening dates for acquired Winn-Dixie stores


Brookshire Grocery Co. has announced details for the opening of Super 1 Foods stores in former Winn-Dixie locations in Breaux Bridge, Crowley, New Roads, Franklin, Rayne, Abbeville and Eunice. BGC and Southeastern Grocers announced the companies had entered into an agreement for the acquisition in February.

The Winn-Dixie stores closed on Saturday, April 21, and are being incorporated into the Super 1 Foods banner. The locations in Breaux Bridge, Crowley, Franklin, New Roads and Rayne will reopen as Super 1 Foods stores on Thursday, April 26, at the following locations:
• 924 Rees St., Breaux Bridge
• 2004 N. Parkerson Ave., Crowley
• 204 Northwest Blvd., Franklin
• 420 Hospital Rd., New Roads
• 1411 The Blvd., Rayne

The Super 1 Foods stores in Eunice and Abbeville will continue to operate in their existing locations until Thursday, May 3, when they will reopen at 2210 Veterans Memorial Drive in Abbeville and 1800 W. Laurel Avenue in Eunice.

The pharmacies in Crowley, Breaux Bridge, New Roads, Eunice and Abbeville will continue to operate daily in their original locations during the brief conversion process.

The Winn-Dixie store in New Iberia has consolidated with and relocated to the Super 1 Foods store at 939 S. Lewis Street. Prescriptions from Winn Dixie have been transferred to Super 1 Foods.

Official grand opening celebrations are being planned for this summer and will include special promotions and events. The new locations will remain open during renovations later this spring, which will be scheduled to have minimal impact on customers.

“We are very excited to welcome the employees who have joined us from Winn-Dixie, and we look forward to serving customers in these stores,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for BGC. “Customers will recognize many friendly faces, and we truly hope they will enjoy our everyday low prices, unexpected value, great variety of quality fresh meats and produce, and clean stores.”

The Super 1 Foods stores will operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For pharmacy hours and additional information, visit super1foods.com.

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. hosts Texas Department of Public Safety’s Trooper Challenge



Brookshire Grocery Co. hosted the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Region 1 Trooper Challenge April 5 at the Company’s distribution center in Tyler.

Close to 30 troopers and other law enforcement officials representing 52 counties in northeast Texas competed in the event, which includes evaluations on commercial vehicle inspections and written exams. Brookshire Grocery Co. provided the testing equipment and served lunch to the law enforcement officials.

“We take great pride in having the opportunity to host the Region 1 Trooper Challenge each year,” said Brent Nelson, Director – Transportation for Brookshire Grocery Co. “This event allows us to show our support for law enforcement, increase our knowledge and build relationships.”

“Without the work of the Brookshire Grocery Company transportation staff putting together this day and allowing us to use their equipment, we could not pull off this competition,” said Lieutenant Wade Kimble with Texas Highway Patrol. “Brookshire’s has always been beneficial in executing this event for us and bringing our troopers together.”

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Company News: Brookshire’s Mandy Aniciete named a national ‘Produce Manager of the Year’


Mandy Aniciete, produce manager at the Brookshire’s Food Store located at 602 Jefferson Park in Mt. Pleasant, has been named a winner in the United Fresh Produce Association’s Produce Manager Awards program for 2018.

A 15-year produce professional with Brookshire’s, Aniciete is one of 25 produce managers from U.S. food chains who will be recognized at the United Fresh convention and trade show June 25-27 in Chicago.

The Retail Produce Manager Awards program honors exceptional produce managers who consistently focus on setting the standard of excellence in the produce department while also making a difference at work and in their communities.

This marks the 13th consecutive year a Brookshire Grocery Co. produce manager has been honored with UFPA’s Produce Manager of the Year award.

“Mandy has had a large impact on the produce department in Mt. Pleasant and we are excited he is being recognized with this prestigious award,” said Jim Herring, Executive Vice President – Retail Operations. “He takes pride in his department and is excellent at engaging with customers. Mandy has been a hard worker since the beginning of his career and is focused on serving others.”

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Company News: Brookshire Grocery Co. to Expand Through Purchase of Winn-Dixie Stores


Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) and Southeastern Grocers (SEG) today announced they have entered into an agreement under which BGC will acquire eight Winn-Dixie stores from SEG in New Roads, Breaux Bridge, Franklin, New Iberia, Abbeville, Crowley, Rayne and Eunice, all in South Louisiana. The stores will become part of BGC’s Super 1 Foods banner.

“We’re excited about this agreement and the opportunity it provides us to further grow and expand in this region. These stores are a strong fit for our Super 1 Foods banner, and we look forward to welcoming new customers and employees in Acadiana,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for BGC. “We’re a family business celebrating our 90th anniversary this year, and we look forward to many more years here.”

“We are pleased to have found a strong partner in Brookshire Grocery Company, who shares our focus on customers and who respects and values their employees. We know BGC very well and are confident that the eight stores being transferred will see continued success in their communities,” said Trey Edwards, Winn-Dixie Regional Vice President for Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. “Importantly, Winn- Dixie and Super 1 Foods are working together to ensure a smooth transition for associates, and we are thrilled that our associates in these stores will have the opportunity to interview at their current store locations for ongoing positions. We would like to thank the loyal customers who have shopped at these locations and our team of hard-working associates for their commitment to serving our customers.”

After the closing process is completed, it is anticipated that the stores will undergo a brief transition period with the goal of re-opening within a matter of days under the Super 1 Foods banner. BGC worked with The Food Partners, a grocery industry investment banking firm, as a strategic and financial advisor for this acquisition.

Super 1 Foods stores are known for their everyday low prices, quality fresh meats and produce, along with excellent customer service. BGC’s first Super 1 Foods store opened in Alexandria, Louisiana, in 1984. The newest location opened in November 2017 in Youngsville, Louisiana.

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