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Brookshire Grocery Company has launched two new sustainable tuna varieties in its popular private brands family. Albacore (solid white) is available in a 5-ounce can, and skipjack (chunk light) is available in 12- and 5-ounce sizes.
Brookshire’s skipjack tuna is caught without the use of a fish aggregating device (FAD), which can negatively impact other marine wildlife, while the Tyler, Texas-based retailer's albacore tuna is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. The fishing methods for both tuna lines support ocean conservation and environmental stewardship and fits well with many other eco-friendly sourcing practices BGC employs that help to safeguard the environment and continue a tradition of conservation and sustainability.
Brookshire’s tuna supplier, Tri Marine, has abided by sustainable fishing practices for some time and was a founding member of the International Sustainable Seafood Foundation. Tri Marine has its own fishing fleet and large-scale processing facilities, so it can confidently trace its tuna products from catch to shelf.
Brookshire’s albacore and skipjack tuna – both of which are products of the USA – join a list of more than 1,900 products which are packaged under its own label, and are available in all of its eponymous banner stores, as well as Super 1 Foods and FRESH by Brookshire’s stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.
Brookshire Grocery Co. operates 152 stores with three distribution centers and five manufacturing facilities.