Brookshire Grocery Co. Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Super 1 Foods

This May marked the 40th anniversary of Super 1 Foods, a chain owned by Brookshire Grocery Company. The retailer first opened in the early ’80s to provide customers with low-priced grocery options. “My grandparents, who founded the company, were committed to serving their neighbors and community through the grocery business,” said Brad Brookshire, Chairman and CEO. “All these years later, this is still at the core of who we are and how we operate as a company. We look forward to serving customers and communities for many years to come.”

 The first Super 1 Foods store opened on May 1st, 1984, in Alexandria, Louisiana. By December 1988, the business had expanded to Monroe, Bastrop, and Tyler, Texas. Over the next decade, Super 1 Foods continued to grow, opening eight more stores in areas including Longview, Texas, and Shreveport, Louisiana.

The 49th store is set to open on May 8th in Lafayette, offering approximately 150 jobs to the area. In-store features will include hand-crafted sushi, a bakery, a deli, and a meat department.