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