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Brookshire Grocery Co. celebrates Supermarket Employee Day by giving employees special appreciation compensation for efforts during winter storm

Brookshire Grocery Company

TYLER, Texas, Feb. 22, 2021 – Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud of our employee-partners for their tireless dedication and selfless service to their communities while serving through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and this past week’s winter storm. The company is showing its appreciation by giving gift cards and additional hourly pay to its hard-working team. This aligns with the national Food Industry Association’s earlier deceleration of Monday, Feb. 22, being proclaimed Supermarket Employee Day nationwide.

All employee-partners will receive a $100 BGC gift card for their dedication to serving the more than 150 communities BGC stores support. All hourly retail and logistics employee-partners who worked during the winter storm, from Feb. 13-19, will receive an extra $5 per hour appreciation pay for their time worked. This is in addition to the extra $1 per hour frontline employees have been receiving since March of last year for their service during the ongoing pandemic. Retail management leaders are also receiving additional appreciation for their efforts.

“Supermarket Employee Day is dedicated to recognizing the critical responsibility our employee-partners hold in serving the pipeline of food, home and health supplies that sustain the well-being of our customers and communities,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Our incredibly dedicated employee-partners are going above and beyond in meeting our customers’ needs as we work to recover from this storm. We are doing everything we can to return our store shelves to fully stocked conditions as quickly as possible.”

To celebrate Supermarket Employee Day, BGC had planned to give all employee-partners a special, one-time partner discount of 22 percent – its largest employee discount ever – to be used in one transaction on Feb. 22. This discount offer has been rescheduled to Monday, March 1, to allow employees to enjoy a complete shopping experience after stores replenish their shelves this week.

Reports continue to come in of employee-partners’ selfless service and demonstration of BGC’s core values. Among these incredible stories are praise such as the employee-partners from the Brookshire’s in Hot Springs, Ark., who didn’t let 20 inches of snow stop them. One employee even walked to work and home each day to be able to help the handful of other employee-partners at the store. Throughout the week, dozens of BGC Store Directors slept at their stores overnight to ensure that they would be there the next morning to open the stores.

Due to the road conditions, BGC’s 18-wheeler trucks were unable to deliver to stores, so leaders formed a team of four-wheel drive pickup trucks, with personal and loaned vehicles, to take deliveries to stores. Other employee-partners who had four-wheel drive vehicles made deliveries of groceries to customers who were homebound and picked up their coworkers to take them to work. The company did not ask or require employee-partners do this. Leaders only asked those who could safely travel to the store to do so and respected the decision of those who were unable to work.

BGC also answered the call from several organizations who were in need of support. The company donated and helped source water and supplies for several hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations and police departments as they were running low on their supplies. In addition to that, BGC donated and gave away more than 7,600 cases of water to individuals in need during drive-thru events at Tyler stores. The company’s “Community Kitchen” and a team of employee-partners cooked breakfast for six hours to feed the Tyler community a free, hot meal.

Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs close to 16,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

Published 2/22/21

Brookshire Grocery Co. Earns Designation as a Great Place to Work-Certified™ Company 

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TYLER, Texas, Sept. 16, 2020 – Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud to announce it has been certified as a Great Place to Work™. Certification is a significant achievement that is determined based on validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place to Work’s rigorous methodology. Great Place to Work™ is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading results and increased innovation.

“We are very excited to be Great Place to Work-Certified™,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co. “We make the employee experience a priority, and it means a lot that our employees have reported a consistently positive experience with their coworkers, leaders, roles and BGC. This is important to us because we know that when employees have a high-trust and positive experience with their employer, they provide similarly exceptional experiences for customers.”

“We congratulate Brookshire Grocery Co. on their Certification,” said Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Best Workplace List Research at Great Place to Work. “Organizations that earn their employees’ trust create great workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business results.”

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture. Since 1992, they have surveyed more than 100 million employees globally and used those deep insights to define what makes a great workplace: trust. Great Place to Work helps organizations quantify their culture and produce better business results by creating a high-trust work experience for all employees. This unparalleled benchmark data is used to recognize Great Place to Work-Certified™ companies and the Best Workplaces™ in the US and more than 60 countries, including the 100 Best Companies to Work For® and World’s Best list published annually in Fortune.  

BGC’s commitment and appreciation to its employees-partners has been apparent throughout the pandemic. To date, the company has given employees-partners more than $21 million since March through a comprehensive gift and incentive package which includes bonus checks, gift cards, wage increases for those on the front lines in retail and logistics and a compensation plan for those directly affected by COVID-19.

BGC strives to be an employer of choice by offering professional development and comprehensive health benefit plans along with paid time off, stock ownership, a 401K retirement plan, incentives, educational scholarships and an emergency relief fund.

Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs more than 15,00 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

Published 9/16/20


Brookshire Grocery Co. Gives $17.5M and Counting to Employees During COVID-19 Including an Additional $1.9M in Gift Cards Today

TYLER, Texas, July 1, 2020 – Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) has given more than $17.5 million to its over 15,000 employee-partners which includes a second round of gift cards delivered to all active employees today. Full-time employees are receiving a $200 BGC gift card and part-time employees are receiving a $100 BGC gift card totaling $1.9 million given to help them celebrate the Fourth of July holiday this week.

“Our incredible employee-partners have continued to display an inspiring degree of effort and dedication while serving our customers during this pandemic. The gift cards are a sincere token of our appreciation and support for each employee’s dedication and heartfelt service,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO. “Our employees are doing an exceptional job of following our company’s safety protocols while taking great care of our customers. We are excited to give back to them and their families leading into the holiday weekend. As an essential business for our communities, we will continue to keep our stores open with stringent cleaning precautions and social distancing guidelines to help keep our customers and employees safe.”

The gift cards are in addition to the more than $17.5 million BGC has invested in its employee-partners through bonus checks, temporary wage increases for partners in retail and logistics, retail incentives, an extra employee discount, on-site meals, and a compensation plan for those who could be directly affected by COVID-19. The Company has also made several favorable changes to benefits including temporarily waiving co-pays for medical services delivered via MDLive.

Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs more than 15,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

Published 7/01/20


Brookshire Grocery Co. to Give Employees Six Weeks of Appreciation Pay for COVID-19 Efforts

Store PartnersTYLER, Texas, March 23, 2020 – Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) is proud to announce an appreciation pay for all hourly retail and logistics employees in recognition for the tireless dedication and selfless service to their respective communities. Employees will receive a temporary pay increase of $1 per hour effective March 24 – May 1, 2020.

“We cannot thank our employees enough for their determination, commitment and care for our customers. We are trying to do everything we can to give back as a reflection of gratitude for what they are doing every day,” said Trent Brookshire, Chief Operating Officer for Brookshire Grocery Co. “Our incredibly dedicated retail and logistics employees are going above and beyond in meeting our customers’ needs. As an essential business for our communities, we will continue to keep our stores open and keep our operations moving to get products on the shelves.”

This pay increase is following a discretionary bonus given last week that was up to one half week’s pay for all active employees. The company is committed to recognizing and honoring its employees.

Based in Tyler, Texas, BGC is a regional family-owned grocery business that employs almost 14,000 individuals throughout Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. The company operates more than 180 stores under the Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Spring Market banners, along with three distribution centers and corporate offices.

Published 3/23/20


Company Gives Partners a Special Bonus in Appreciation for Service

In appreciation for our partners’ outstanding service, the Company is giving our partners a special bonus for the extra effort in these uncertain times. This discretionary bonus is equivalent to up to one half week’s pay for all partners who have worked within the last month.

"We want to show our appreciation for the incredible hard work and dedication of our employees supporting each other, our neighbors and communities during these unprecedented times," said Trent Brookshire, Chief Operating Officer. "As our stores are an essential destination for our communities, it’s been amazing to witness our team pull together to serve our customers like never before. We believe it is the right thing to do to give back to our partners as they have demonstrated grit, determination, commitment and care for our guests and communities over the past few weeks."

Our Company has a long tradition of giving back to our partners and we are excited to once again give during this unprecedented time. 

Published 3/19/20