Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. will recognize its employees Feb. 22 during the third annual Supermarket Employee Day.
FMI – The Food Industry Association, has organized this holiday to recognize supermarket employees for the work they do feeding families and strengthening communities.
Almost 6 million supermarket employees in the U.S. help to keep shelves stocked and provide people and communities with essential products and services.
“Brookshire Grocery Company’s more than 19,000 employee-partners help to strengthen the 165 communities we serve through our more than 200 stores in our trade area,” said Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO for BGC.
“Retail grocery store employees play a vital role in keeping the food supply chain flowing, and our company is excited to honor and celebrate them. We invite members of the community to stop by any BGC store on Feb. 22 and any time to congratulate and thank our local supermarket heroes.”
BGC is celebrating its employees by increasing the employee discount to a 22 percent discount they can use on one transaction on Supermarket Employee Day.
The governors of Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, along with the Texas Senate and Smith County Commissioners Court in Tyler, Texas, have resolutions in place proclaiming Feb. 22 as Supermarket Heroes Day.
“Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude and respect, which is why we created a holiday in 2021 to celebrate them,” said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and CEO of FMI – The Food Industry Association.
“The fact is they always have been frontline heroes during periods of crisis. In the face of natural disasters or global pandemics, these brave and dedicated individuals keep communities strong and moving forward.”
Since 1928, Brookshire Grocery Co. is a regional family-owned grocery business that operates more than 200 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers. The company employs more than 19,000 people and has been certified by Great Place to Work in 2020-22. Brookshire Grocery Co. was named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 by Newsweek.