Brookshire s beginning stretches back to 1928 when Wood T. Brookshire opened a small store in Tyler, Texas. It operates more than 150 supermarkets in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi under four distinct banners. The company also operates three distribution facilities with a total area of more than 2 million square feet. The company operates bakery, deli, floral, dairy, frozen food, grocery, health and beauty, meat, pharmacy, produce, seafood and household departments. It offers a variety of food items, such as cookies, cakes, cheese, snacks, roasted beef, sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, frozen meat, fruit and vegetables. The company also offers other food products that include shrimp, ice cream, salad dressings, chicken tenders and bacon. Brookshire s has a professional staff of more than 12,000 employees and maintains a location in New Boston, Texas.