The Brookshire Grocery Company recently celebrated the remodel of a Shreveport, La., Brookshire’s store that combines the unique elements of an upscale health food store with the low prices and basic grocery items of a traditional supermarket.
The 55,080-square-foot Brookshire’s Food Store underwent a 10-month remodel, receiving significant upgrades that now establish the store as one of Shreveport’s premier supermarket. A few new additions include a full-service taco bar, fresh fruit and juice bar, salad and soup bar, cheese station and gourmet olive bar.
The fresh fruit and juice bar has been one of the most popular additions to the store, with choices such as freshly-squeezed green juice – a combination of celery, cucumbers, spinach and parsley – as well as strawberry lemonade, orange juice, apple
juice, grape juice, and more.
The store also boasts an expanded sushi bar, a chef-prepared section where customers can select from a variety of entrees, appetizers and side dishes prepared daily by the store’s chefs, in addition to a service meat case that is second to none.
Another special highlight is the upgraded bakery department that now serves freshly made flour, whole-wheat and chipotle tortillas, in addition to a cake decorating station where customers can view in-progress cakes and other bakery creations.
The store has also added a new bulk section that offers items like granola, flour, nuts, rolled oats and quinoa, among others.
The most distinctive addition to the store is its expanded wine department, offering the most extensive selection in Shreveport.
With LED lights and simulated wood flooring, this wine destination appeals to any taste or budget with more than 1,300 varieties from around the world.
Another exciting element of the store is a new health and wellness section that features items often found exclusively in specialty stores. In fact, this is the first Brookshire’s store to offer such an extensive wellness department, with not only an expanded line of health and wellness items, but a customized section for his and her products.
Other improvements include a new storefront, new check stands, all new flooring, new modernized décor, a new dining area, and a relocated and updated floral section.
“This store is truly unique and is one of the best remodels our company has ever completed,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “The opening of this store is a result of our efforts to provide the best shopping experience, which means expanding the number of products we offer and catering to the desires of our customers. We believe this store represents the absolute best customers could ask for in a shopping experience, and we look forward to planning and designing similar stores in the future.”