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


TYLER, Texas, July 2, 2018 – Three recently graduated high school seniors from Arkansas were named winners in the “Because History Matters” scholarship program, sponsored by Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods and Spring Market stores.

Kevin Crumpton Jr. from Pine Bluff High School in Pine Bluff was named the first-place winner in Arkansas and will receive a $5,000 scholarship for his original essay about President Barack Obama’s impact on history. Second place and a $3,000 scholarship were awarded to Khalil Brownlee from Malvern High School in Malvern for his essay on Dr. Samuel L. Kountz. Abigail Herrin from Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff placed third, receiving a $1,500 scholarship for her essay on Madame C.J. Walker.

Brookshire Grocery Co. awarded $38,000 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in the three states where the Company 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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Product Talk: Zummo’s Sausages and Boudain


SausageWe are deep in the heart of grill season, and one of my favorite things to grill are Zummo’s sausages and boudain.

I first became acquainted with the products when I lived in Beaumont, in southeast Texas, and actually knew the Zummo family and their dedication to quality products, as well as some of the history behind their family recipes. I’ve been a fan ever since.

Zummo’s Sausages come in so many varieties that you’re sure to find one you love and one that will please a crowd at your summer cookouts. From Old Fashioned Smoked Sausage to Italian Sausage and Jalapeño Cheese Sausage to Party Time Green Onion or Garlic, each has a distinct flavor and is made with high-quality ingredients.

I love the boudain. Boudain is a Cajun favorite that came to be by having to stretch ingredients and use what was on hand in the bayous, so rice was added to the sausage mix. Again, there are many flavors, but be sure to check out the shrimp and crawfish! You’ll be transported to New Orleans by your taste buds.

You can buy these in family and party packs for your bigger meals, or in smaller sizes to meet all of your needs.

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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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Shop the Sale: Chocolate Bacon Skewers


Total Time: 1 hour
Serves: 12

For a truly decadent dessert, look no further than our Chocolate Bacon Skewers. Finished with peanut butter drizzles and crushed pecans, this sweet and salty treat brings the best of both worlds to every last bite. Make it today with John Morrell Bacon, on sale all this week.

Ingredients
12 wooden skewers
12 slices bacon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup chocolate chips, melted
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 cup pecans, crushed

Instructions
Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400° F. Thread bacon onto skewers, and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy. Place on paper towels; let cool slightly.

Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter, separately. Lay bacon across baking pan. Dip bacon in chocolate, and drizzle with peanut butter. Sprinkle bacon pieces with pecans. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.

Per Serving:
Calories: 347, Fat: 27 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 24 mg, Sodium: 517 mg, Carbohydrates: 16 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 13 g.

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Chef Tips

Sweeter Salty
Exactly why do salty and sweet foods taste so good together? For starters, salt enhances flavor when it’s used in the right amounts, so all of that sweet goodness in your recipe is enriched by a little salt. Additionally, humans have evolved a taste for sweet foods to ensure we get plenty of high calorie carbohydrates, and salt because it’s an essential mineral. And when you put them together there’s just something so satisfying about the flavor that sweet or salty alone cannot provide. That’s why our chocolate and bacon skewers taste so good!

Other fabulous sweet and salty pairings include apple and aged cheddar, chocolate and peanut butter, chicken and cranberry, brie cheese and honey, and pretzels and caramel. But don’t limit yourself to these pairings, grab your favorite sweet and salty foods and give something new a try.

Bacon Cuts
While we love our American-style streaky bacon, there are many other types of bacon that are a little different, but just as delicious. If you’re in a bacon rut, check out one – or more – of these:

  • Canadian bacon: it’s smoked and fully-cooked pork loin, so it doesn’t require cooking just like ham. It tastes a bit like ham as well, and has fewer calories and fat.
  • Pancetta: this Italian-style bacon is uncured pork belly that is usually packaged in sliced spirals or a roll and sold by the slice.
  • Slab bacon: just as the name suggests, this is a slab of meat that needs to be sliced by your butcher or at home. It is made from the belly, side cuts and fatback.

 



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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Pineapple Shrimp Skewers


Pineapple Shrimp SkewersTotal Time: 1 hour
Serves: 4

Our Pineapple Shrimp Skewers are a great alternative to meat or a delicious addition to your next cook out. Just a little prep work creates a zesty glaze for grilling these little guys to perfection, which brings out the amazing flavor combination of shrimp and pineapple. Pair with a fresh garden salad and you’ve got a light and tasty summer meal. Plus, with Wild Gulf Shrimp on sale now, it’s the perfect time to pull out the grill.

Ingredients
5 cups pineapple, large-diced (divided)
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
2 lbs (16/20) shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails-on)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
12 (10-inch) wooden or metal skewers

Instructions
Combine 2 cups of pineapple, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and garlic in a blender on high until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Skim off any foam; reduce heat to low. Simmer until glaze is thick and syrupy enough to coat the back of a spoon and has reduced to about 3/4 cup. If using wooden skewers, soak them for 20 minutes before using.

Stir in cayenne. Set aside to cool slightly, at least 5 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a gas or charcoal grill to high (about 400° F).

Skewer 1 shrimp, making sure to pass the skewer through thick portion and tail portion. Then, skewer 1 piece of remaining pineapple. Repeat, alternating between shrimp and pineapple and leaving a space in between, until you have 3 shrimp and 2 pineapple pieces per skewer. Brush skewers on one side with glaze.

Oil grill grates. Place skewers on grill, glaze-side down. Brush other side of skewers with more glaze. Continue brushing and turning every few minutes until thick portions of shrimp are white and firm, about 10 minutes. Remove from grill; serve immediately.

Per Serving:
Calories: 531, Fat: 16 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 437 mg, Sodium: 1410 mg, Carbohydrates: 47 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 49 g.

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Chef Tips

Food on a Stick
Who needs a knife and fork when you can have food on a stick? Ditch the silverware and enjoy your favorite food skewered for breakfast, lunch and dinner with creative ideas like French toast and strawberries or bacon and sausage kebabs, turkey club and Greek salad skewers, or traditional meat sticks like satay chicken or rosemary lamb. If you can eat it from a plate, chances are you can also find a way to eat it on a stick!

How to Pick the Perfect Pineapple
When it comes to choosing a ripe pineapple, follow your nose. Smell the base of the fruit and if it smells like a sweet, juicy pineapple, it’s ready to eat. If it has no distinct scent, pass. Ripe pineapples are also usually more yellow than green, so the color is another way to go. You can also give it a gentle squeeze: pineapples that have a tiny bit of give in them are usually ripe.



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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