Brookshires Grocery was founded in 1928 by Wood and Louise Brookshire in downtown Tyler, Texas. The company was once part of the Brookshires Brothers chain, but the family split up the business in 1939. Brookshires Grocery continued to expand and in 1953, the company opened their first warehouse.
Today, the company has 175 locations in three states, Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas. More than 14,000 people work for the company full time. In addition to Brookshires Grocery, the company operates several Super 1 Foods stores in Texas. The company has also purchased and re-opened several closed Walmart Express store locations and rebranded them as Spring Market, in June of 2016.
In November 2019, the company opened their first in-store kiosk featuring freshly baked pizzas from Pizza Hut.
Brookshires Grocery continues to expand, as well as remain a family owned business. Headquarters are still located in Tyler, Texas.