Our story began in 1928, when 24-year-old Wood T. Brookshire opened a 25 x 100-foot grocery store on Spring Avenue in Tyler, Texas. He spent the rest of his life building a regional chain of food stores based on values that still guide the company today. Wood genuinely cared about his employees, customers and community, and he was passionate about providing excellent quality and service.
The company’s Spring Market brand launched with the opening of 25 stores in August 2016. The name honors the company’s original store on Spring Avenue, and the rose in the logo symbolizes the City of Tyler, often referred to as the Rose Capital of the World for having launched the commercial rose industry. Spring Market is owned and operated by Brookshire Grocery Company, based in Tyler, Texas. The company also operates a FRESH by Brookshire’s store in Tyler and more than 150 Brookshire’s Food Stores and Super 1 Foods stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Corporate headquarters and a distribution center are located in Tyler, as are plants that manufacture dairy, ice cream, bakery, ice, water and beverage products. A second distribution center is located in Monroe, Louisiana.
Brookshire Grocery Company has a strong tradition of giving back, and each year employees volunteer close to 40,000 hours in service to hundreds of schools and charitable organizations. The company also gives a portion of proceeds and numerous in-kind contributions to about 800 charities annually and offers events dedicated to health and wellness and in support of veterans and active-duty military men and women.