New Book Shares 92 year History of BGC

Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. has published a book which shares its more than 92 years of history, titled “From Cotton Picker to Store Keeper.”

“I am excited to have our story shared with our partners, customers and communities,” said Brad Brookshire, chairman and CEO for Brookshire Grocery Co., which was founded in 1928. “My grandfather whole-heartedly believed it was his God-given calling to serve others through the grocery business, and this book illustrates our 92-year commitment to carrying on his great legacy. Our customers and employee-partners can take great pride in knowing they play an important role in our incredible story that continues to unfold.”

Told from the perspective of long-time employee Jim Powell, the book shares how BGC’s company founder W.T. Brookshire, nicknamed “Cotton Picker” from having worked in his family’s fields picking cotton through his childhood, started the first Brookshire’s store and built a regional grocery business that surpassed everyone’s wildest dreams. Rich with local and Texas history, the BGC story features the personal experiences of BGC employees and the many innovations in the food industry throughout the decades.

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