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    BGC Dairy/Ice Cream Manufacturing Plants Earn Top Honors

    Company was honored for its sour cream, buttermilk

    Brookshire Grocery Co.’s manufacturing team took top honors March 2 for operations and product quality at the All Star Dairy Association’s annual convention in Ft. Myers, Fla.

    The company was honored with the Best Sour Cream Award, Best Buttermilk Award and the “Doc” Lawrence Most Improved Plant Award for its dairy operations. In addition, it received “Exceeds Industry Standards” honors for its dairy and ice cream plants.

    “Our manufacturing team produces excellent products that we are proud to serve to our customers and to our families,” said Rick Rayford, BGC president and CEO. “We take the quality and taste of our products very seriously and perform regular audits to ensure the sanitation and safety of our manufacturing plants. The products we offer are top-notch, and we are excited to have them recognized in a national arena.”

    The All Star Dairy Association reviewed some 250 dairy and ice cream plants in 45 states, as well as in Canada and Puerto Rico. The ASDA goes through a rigorous, yearlong process of evaluating plants and products to determine the winners.

    BGC Manufacturing has recently introduced new products including Goldenbrook Farms Greek-Style Frozen Yogurt in blueberry, black cherry chocolate and honey vanilla, Tasty Bakery Red Velvet Brownies, Red Diamond Sweet Raspberry Tea, Red Diamond Lemon Tea and Tasty Bakery Cornbread, available in regular, tomato basil and Southwest flavors.

    BGC Manufacturing products can be found in all Brookshire’s and Super 1 Foods stores, as well as in Fresh by Brookshire’s, under the Brookshire’s, Goldenbrook Farms, Red Diamond, ValuTime, Full Circle and Tasty Bakery labels.

    Tyler, Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 153 stores in three states -- Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas -- with three distribution centers and seven manufacturing facilities.

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