Grand opening celebrations began May 1 for the new Super 1 Foods store located at 9 Fair Avenue. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at 10 a.m. and featured Chamber of Commerce President Dustin Wright and Brookshire Grocery Co. President and CEO Rick Rayford. Super 1 Foods Store Director Josh Black presented donation checks totaling $1,000 each to Franklin Parish High School and Dixie Youth Baseball.
The 48,238-square-foot store opened in November, replacing the former Kaye’s Food Market that was purchased by Brookshire Grocery Co. The store now boasts a completely new look through several upgrades including new exterior signage and paint, new interior paint and modern décor, new carousel check stands and updated bakery and deli departments with new equipment. In addition to fresh bakery and deli services, the store offers a full-service meat department with fresh cuts prepared daily. Embracing the community’s cultural flair for Cajun and Creole cuisine, the store offers specialty meat items like Cajun-stuffed pork chops and chicken, in addition to products that are either locally grown or “Certified Cajun” Louisiana agricultural product.
The store offers low prices throughout the store with its Super Shockers program, where select non-advertised items are heavily discounted, and through its Wall of Values – an area located near the store’s entrance that features affordable, quality products. The products located in the Wall of Values are displayed on pallets to save on labor, which provides lower operating costs that are passed on to customers through exceptional savings.
“We are pleased to offer exceptional value and great service to our new customers in Winnsboro,” Rayford said. “We look forward to building strong ties with the Winnsboro community, and appreciate all the support we have received so far.”
The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special giveaways and promotions. More special offers will be announced in the weekly grocery ads.
The 52,680-square-foot store now features a modified storefront and a remote drive-thru pharmacy lane for increased customer convenience. Other upgrades include modern and sleek décor inside the store, polished flooring that reduces the amount of cleaning agents used, new check stands and enhanced lighting. The deli received an all new line-up, including an expanded chef-prepared section, a pizza operation that prepares freshly baked and take-and-bake pizzas, a sushi bar and gourmet olive bar, in addition to a new dining area with free WiFi. The upgraded bakery department now boasts a cake decorating station where customers can view in-progress cakes and other bakery creations. Brookshire’s wine and beer area was expanded to provide customers a wider, more diverse selection of beverages.
“We have been serving the Kaufman community for more than 40 years now, and we are happy to provide an updated, state-of-the-art shopping experience for our valued customers,” Rayford said. “This enhancement has allowed us to expand our selection and offer many new products and services that will allow us to better to serve this community.”
The new 37,400-square-foot Brookshire’s Food Store, located at 11205 N. State Highway 289, opened its doors March 20 with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration. The event was emceed by Pottsboro Chamber of Commerce President Bobby Hancock, with Pottsboro Mayor Frank Budra and BGC President and CEO Rick Rayford also in attendance. Charitable donations totaling $1,000 each were presented to Lakeway Christian Community Resale Barn, Visions of Sugar Plums Charitable Foundation and Pottsboro Kids’ Club. The store has created more than 100 new jobs for Pottsboro.
The new supermarket, which includes a fuel center and drive-thru pharmacy, boasts a modern design and many energy-efficient and sustainable features, such as skylights, an automated lighting control system to reduce electricity use, roofing with the highest reflectance rating, and environmentally friendly insulation. Other features include a cutting-edge cooling system that controls refrigerated and frozen foods freezers and coolers, as well as durable, polished concrete flooring that reduces the amount of cleaning agents used.
The store’s bakery provides cakes, cupcakes, cookies, donuts, pastries and a wide variety of breads, in addition to fresh flour tortillas made daily. The deli offers a dining area with free Wi-Fi, and carries gourmet sandwich meats and cheeses, in addition to ready-to-eat foods including rotisserie chicken, fried fish, hamburgers and hot dogs, among other items.
Fresh produce – including organic, locally grown and exotic produce – is also available, and the store’s meat market offers choice and higher grades of beef, along with a wide selection of fresh pork, chicken and seafood products.
The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special giveaways and promotions. An Apple iPad and 25 reusable grocery bags will be given away each week until April 16 through a sweepstakes customers are entered into by using their Thank You Card. In addition, a free 1,000 yourpoints coupon will be offered to any new or transferred prescriptions filled at Brookshire’s pharmacy. Yourpoints is Brookshire’s exclusive reward program that allows customers to earn points for purchases and redeem them for savings on groceries and fuel by using their ThankYou Card, the store’s frequent shopper program card. More special offers will be announced in the weekly grocery ads.
The All Star Dairy Association reviewed some 250 dairy and ice cream plants in 45 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. The ASDA goes through a rigorous, yearlong process of evaluating plants and products to determine the winners.
“Our manufacturing team produces excellent products that we are proud to serve to our customers and to our families,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “We take the quality and taste of our products very seriously and perform regular audits to ensure the sanitation and safety of our manufacturing plants. The products we offer are top-notch, and we are excited to have them recognized in a national arena.”
BGC Manufacturing has recently introduced new products, including Goldenbrook Farms Greek-Style Frozen Yogurt in blueberry, black cherry chocolate and honey vanilla, Tasty Bakery Red Velvet Brownies, Red Diamond Sweet Raspberry Tea, Red Diamond Lemon Tea and Tasty Bakery Cornbread, available in regular, tomato basil and Southwest flavors.
The newly renovated Line Avenue Brookshire’s has undergone significant upgrades that now establish the store as Shreveport’s premier supermarket, with the addition of a full-service taco bar, fresh fruit and juice bar, salad and soup bar, cheese station and gourmet olive bar. The store also boasts an expanded sushi bar, a chef-prepared section where customers can select from a variety of entrees, appetizers and side dishes prepared daily the store’s chefs, in addition to a service meat case that is second to none. Another special highlight is the upgraded bakery department that’s now serving freshly made flour, whole-wheat and chipotle tortillas, in addition to a cake decorating station where customers can view in-progress cakes and other bakery creations. The store has also added a new bulk section that offers items like granola, flour, nuts, rolled oats and quinoa, among others.
The most distinctive addition to the store is its expanded wine department, offering the best selection in Shreveport. With LED lights and simulated wood flooring, this wine destination boasts more than 1,300 varieties from around the world.
Another exciting element of the store is a new health and wellness section that features items often found exclusively in specialty stores. In fact, Line Avenue is the first Brookshire’s store to offer such an extensive wellness department, with not only an expanded line of health and wellness items, but a customized section for his and her products.
Other improvements include a new storefront, new check stands, all new flooring, new modernized décor, a new dining area, and a relocated and updated floral section.
The facility includes many energy-efficient and sustainable features, such as skylights, an automated lighting control system to reduce electricity use, roofing with the highest reflectance rating and environmentally friendly insulation. Other features include a cutting-edge cooling system that controls refrigerated and frozen foods freezers and coolers, as well as durable, polished concrete flooring that reduces the amount of cleaning agents used.
In addition, the bakery department now offers a wider variety of products, while the deli features a dining area with free Wi-Fi.
“We are very excited to offer the Joshua community a state-of-the-art shopping experience and look forward to serving them here for many years,” Rayford said. “This new facility will allow us to expand our selection and offer many new products and services, and we look forward to the positive impact it will make on the residents of Joshua.”
The grand opening festivities will continue throughout the following weeks with special giveaways and promotions. A total of eight Apple iPads and 50 reusable grocery bags will be given away by March 13 through a sweepstakes customers are entered into by using their Thank You Card. In addition, a free 1,000 yourpoints coupon will be offered to any new or transferred prescriptions filled at Brookshire’s pharmacy. More special offers will be announced in the weekly grocery ads.
According to the EPA, a typical supermarket leaks some 1,000 pounds of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere each year. By joining GreenChill, BGC will work to reduce those emissions by continuing to transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerant used and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices. Companies that partner with GreenChill have refrigerant emissions rates that are approximately 50 percent lower than the national average.
“This partnership will help us reduce harmful refrigerant emissions, protect the ozone layer, cut costs for supermarkets and consumers, and protect our health and the environment,” said Keilly Witman, GreenChill manager for the EPA.
EPA’s GreenChill partnership works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. For more information on EPA’s GreenChill partnership, including its store certification program, please visit www.epa.gov/greenchill.
Work’s already begun, but a groundbreaking made it official. A new 37,400-square-foot Brookshire’s at 2300 West Ennis Avenue is about to go up and is expected to open in early summer 2013.
Special features will include a fuel center and a pharmacy with a drive-through window. A crowd of excited Ennis officials and business leaders joined Brookshire’s executives at the seven-acre site to talk about store plans and pose for a ceremonial photograph.
Corporate employees showed support for women battling cancer by wearing pink on Tuesday, October 9. Many participants purchased shirts from the Tyler Fire Department, which organizes “Turn Tyler Pink Day” each year. Proceeds from the shirt sales benefit local cancer organizations including Susan G. Komen For The Cure, American Cancer Society and Tyler Fire Fighters CARE.
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