Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) 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.

In other BGC news, the company has extended its Employee Appreciation Pay to November 6 as a “thank you” to their employee-partners for doing their best every day to serve customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This Appreciation Pay is an extension of the pay increase ($1 an hour extra) that started March 24 for its more than 14,000 retail and logistics employee-partners.

About Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC)

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.

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