On Sept. 1, 1928, our Company founder Wood T. Brookshire opened a small grocery store on the courthouse square in downtown Tyler, Texas. W.T. Brookshire began with four employees in a small, 2,500-square-feet store. He laid a foundation of core values focused on incredible customer service, tenacity and competitive grit. W.T. Brookshire believed it was his God-given calling to serve his community through the grocery industry. Because of that, Brookshire Grocery Co. is still family-owned.
Today, the company has grown to include more than 200 stores – operating under the brands of Brookshire’s, Super 1 Foods, Spring Market, FRESH by Brookshire’s and Reasor’s.
At BGC, our number one focus is on people. Our tradition of outstanding service was instilled over 95+ years ago when W.T. Brookshire made the decision to place the customer as his top priority. This same commitment extends to our employee-partners – the more than 19,000 people who help make BGC successful every day.
Our CultureAt BGC, a primary focus is on people. “Partner” is the term we use to describe all employees because of our belief that we are all partners working toward the common goal of making BGC successful. Our partners are our most valuable assets. We strive to create a work environment that makes each partner proud to serve at BGC. We do this by providing opportunities for development, soliciting partner feedback to better understand how we can improve the partner experience, and recognizing partners annually for their job performance. The company also invests back into our partners through bonuses and incentives.
BGC is a family-owned, Christian company and partners can expect for meetings to begin with a prayer, followed by the company’s core values, mission and vision statements. One of our company’s core values is ‘The Team Matters,’ and this is evident throughout the company. You often hear partners refer to their co-workers as their “BGC family,” because our partners truly care about each other, like family.