MALAKOFF–March 4 was a huge day for Brookshire’s in Malakoff. That’s the day the store was placed on a National Map for Best Produce Manager.
Brookshire’s Grocery Company Vice President J. Anthony Grant and Division Manager Brian Johnson surprised both Malakoff Brookshire’s Manager Humberto Rivera and Produce Manager Freddie Dowell with the Best Produce Manager Award by United Fresh. This national award is given to the best of Produce Managers throughout the United States in competition with others food companies such as Kroger’s, Albertson, H. E. B. and Walmart to name a few.
Rivera said, “I’m very pleased in the direction that the Malakoff Brookshire’s is taking. We are a community grocery store and we are here to serve the community. We take pride in the people that we serve, and we value all our employees. We encourage them to strive for the BEST. As the new kid on the block with only 10 years with Brookshire’s, it is my job to make sure that we give the best service to our customers. Malakoff Brookshire’s has received numerous awards, but I am most proud of Freddie Dowell, Produce Manager of the Year 2019 and now Mr. Dowell has placed us on a National level with United Fresh as Best Produce Manager,” said Rivera.
“I envision Malakoff Brookshire’s going even higher that it already has. We will be adding curbside service which Athens and Mabank stores are doing already, giving more great service to our customers, making our store the best for our city. There is a great future here in Malakoff for Brookshire’s,” said Rivera.
Dowell said, “I am humbled to accept this award. I had no idea that I would be getting or even considered for this United Fresh National Award. The formal banquet presentation will take place June 16-19 in San Diego, Calif., where I will be honored along with other produce managers. There’s a total of six from other States and I’m one of them, the only one picked out of hundreds from Texas. Can you imagine me from little Malakoff? My 25 years of service has really paid off; lots of changes over the years, but most of all my faithfulness to this company.”
Grant added, “Mr. Dowell does an outstanding job for us in Malakoff. He is a customer service champion and is extremely consistent in daily presentation as well as in the area of profitability.”