Brookshire Bros would make plenty of money if they lowered their prices to a fair national percentage rate. Then those of us that elect to drive all the way to Lufkin, Livingston or Huntsville to save on large grocery runs would absolutely stay within our community to shop.
When you are getting elderly driving all the way to these larger communities where stores often sell the same products for much less gets to be a dangerous affair. I have seen prices at WalMart, Kroger, HEB, etc. sell produce and dry and canned goods 15% to 70% cheaper sometimes, especially on produce and refrigerated and frozen goods.
When pineapples are in season at WalMart they are .97 each and I have seen them 4.99 each at BB. Same with avocados, squash, potatoes, onions, apples, plums, heck I could list just about every single item!
If you are making a grocery run that is a large one, like $200 or more, your savings can often be well over $40, and sometimes $55-$60 by driving to Huntsville or Lufkin. This is substantial and absolutely covers the fuel. But time is money also, and of course the impact on personal safety for a long trip if you are elderly must be considered. Sometimes we are just trapped.
These owners/managers of Brookshire Bros are just obscenely greedy. And the manager is even a member of our own community!
Has anyone noticed that the Brookshire Bros in Lufkin and Huntsville is priced far lower than the one in Trinity? Has anyone noticed that the store in Onalaska is sometimes as well!!!
Now that is just plain rude.
The Trinity store manager should be called out on this by our community. These practices have gone on far too long.