Our story began in 1928, when 24-year-old Wood T. Brookshire opened a 25 x 100-foot grocery store on Spring Avenue in Tyler, Texas. He spent the rest of his life building a regional chain of food stores based on values that still guide the company today. Wood genuinely cared about his employees, customers, and community, and he was passionate about providing excellent quality and service. The company’s Spring Market brand launched with the opening of 25 stores in August 2016. The name honors the company’s original store on Spring Avenue, and the rose in the logo symbolizes the City of Tyler, often referred to as the Rose Capital of the World for having launched the commercial rose industry. Spring Market is owned and operated by Brookshire Grocery Company, which also operates the banners of Brookshire’s
, Super 1 Foods
, FRESH by Brookshire’s
. BGC is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 200 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and two corporate offices. The company has a strong tradition of giving back, and each year employee-partners volunteer close to 40,000 hours in service to hundreds of schools and charitable organizations. The company also gives a portion of proceeds and numerous in-kind contributions to about 800 charities annually and offers events dedicated to health and wellness and in support of veterans and active-duty military men and women.