Last updated on April 20th, 2015 at 08:59 am
Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) on Wednesday celebrated the reopening of two of its Louisiana stores following remodeling work. The stores are located at 7920 DeSiard in Monroe and 802 Broadway in Delhi.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Monroe store featured remarks from Mayor Jamie Mayo, Chamber of Commerce President Sue Nicholson and Brookshire Grocery Co. President and CEO Rick Rayford. Store Director Bill Braggs also presented charitable donations to Lakeshore Elementary, Cypress Point Elementary and the American Red Cross.
The Monroe supermarket has a new storefront, and inside, new signage, paint and décor provide a modern appearance. In addition to cosmetic updates, many departments throughout the store were expanded to allow for a wider variety of product offerings. In the market, customers can purchase fresh meat, cut-to-order upon request. More organic items are available in the produce department, as well as fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. The bakery offers freshly baked breads and custom cakes, while the deli offers a great selection of sliced-to-order meats and cheeses and freshly prepared ready-to-eat meals. Other improvements include a larger assortment of beer, wine and spirits, a bulk foods section and several gluten-free options.
New customer restrooms, new check stands, a new service office and a new floral display area also have been added. Polished concrete flooring, which requires fewer cleaning agents, and an automated lighting control system have been installed to help decrease the store’s impact on the environment.
The store’s renovated pharmacy will continue to fill name-brand and generic prescriptions, while offering a full selection of non-prescription medicines and health and personal care products. The generic prescription program provides savings on 30-, 60- and 90-day generic prescriptions.
“Brookshire’s has been a part of the Monroe community since 1971, and we are proud to invest in updating this facility to better serve our customers,” Rayford said. “We are excited about our increased product offerings and services and hope to provide the residents here an even better food and shopping experience for many years to come.”
At the Delhi’s store grand reopening celebration, Mayor Jesse Washington served as emcee for the ceremony, and BGC’s Rayford addressed the crowd. Store Director Bill McKinney presented charitable donations to Delhi High School, Delhi Charter School and the Delhi Volunteer Fire Department.
The Delhi store features a refreshed storefront and new interior signage, paint, décor and lighting. In addition, many departments throughout the store have been updated to allow for an expanded assortment of product offerings. In the bakery, customers can purchase freshly baked goods, including bolillo rolls, and they can watch as bakers work on custom creations at the new cake decorating station. In the deli, expanded varieties of specialty cheeses are available, along with sliced-to-order deli meats. The market department offers fresh meat cut daily, with special cuts available upon request. A wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are prominently displayed in the updated produce department, and the beer, wine and spirits section has been expanded.
Other updates include new check stands and shopping carts, new restrooms, a new customer service center and refinished refrigerated display cases throughout the store.
All Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores feature the NuVal nutritional scoring system. With NuVal, thousands of items throughout the store are scored on a scale of 1 to 100. The higher an item’s NuVal score, the better the nutrition. Customers can use this at-a-glance program to easily determine the overall nutritional value of products and make informed decisions.
“For more than 20 years, Brookshire’s has been a proud partner of the Delhi community,” Rayford said. “Our investment in updating this facility will allow us to better serve our customers, and we hope to continue providing the residents here a great food and shopping experience for many years to come.”
Tyler, Texas-based BGC operates 151 stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas and has three distribution centers and five manufacturing facilities.