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The East Texas-based regional grocery chain Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas, is supporting National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by adding a pink ribbon to the caps of all Brookshire’s brand gallon milk jugs sold in the chain’s 152 stores across Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Brookshire Grocery Co. Manufacturing is the dairy processing arm of the grocer.
The pink ribbons will be printed throughout the month of October in efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer research and prevention. BGC is a major sponsor of various breast cancer awareness efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana.
“We are committed to supporting the cause of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to our employees and customers throughout October,” said BGC President and CEO Rick Rayford. “We believe that with more research and awareness, the breast cancer survivor rate will continue to grow in the United States.”
BGC Manufacturing ranks No. 92 on the Dairy 100, Dairy Foods' annual list of the largest dairy processors based in the United States and Canada. BGC reported revenues of $100 million for the year ended Oct. 2, 2012, and $94 million in the previous year. It operates four plants in Tyler, manufacturing milk, cultured dairy, ice cream and nondairy beverages.