CBS News in Philadelphia recently ran a spotlight about how Brown’s is actively working to carry products from more minority owned businesses and how we have started a business incubator program to give back to local businesses. You can read the full article and watch the segment on their website.
Jeff Brown was recently interviewed on the PBS News Hour. Brown was interviewed by economics correspondent Paul Solman. The focus is on Brown’s giving local communities a place to get nutritious food, health services and jobs. Read the full article on pbs.org.
Jeff Brown, a fourth generation grocer, has made a national name for himself through his efforts to bring community-centered grocery stores to food deserts. Brown was even recognized by President Barack Obama at the 2010 State of the Union Address, where he attended as a guest of the First Lady. With more than 30 years […]
In despair, sitting at her kitchen table in Chester, Dayna Chandler, 33, began this calculation: Maybe her three children would be better off if she were dead. A former bank teller, she had a criminal conviction for theft, had been in prison, and hadn’t been able to keep a job for four years, not with that […]
As we entered the supermarket, I was having doubts. What had I gotten us into? To our left, was a section packed with beer – craft beers from far and near, IPAs, and the old familiars – and straight ahead was the produce section. But right in the middle was a lovely table set for […]
Political and community leaders turned out to mark the unveiling of the renovated Brown’s ShopRite of Cheltenham. The newly renovated 75,000-square foot store was unveiled Wednesday morning, and features expanded offerings such as an International Market, and a new seafood department. “We went to great lengths to offer options to help people live a healthier […]
As the first wave of the pandemic was raging and businesses were reeling from the shutdown, a group of Philadelphia-area business leaders brainstormed ways to help. While state and federal financial aid were supposedly available, many mom-and-pop enterprises struggled to access the money. With experience in industries ranging from supermarkets to corporate law, the group came up […]
The 50,000-square-foot space was completely remodeled and recently celebrated a grand reopening. Updates include wider, well-lit aisles; a fully renovated deli; made-from-scratch baked goods; grab-and-go meal options; a full beer and wine selection; and the ability to shop from home and have groceries delivered or available for pick-up. According to Brown, there have also been […]
Brown’s ShopRite of Roxborough, in collaboration with U.S. Global Glow and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, granted a special little boy an exciting wish. Jared, a 9-year-old boy with cancer received his wish for an above ground pool this summer through Make-A-Wish Foundation, long known for the charitable wishes they bestow on children with life-threatening medical conditions. […]
Brown’s Super Stores throws out almost no food from any of its 12 Philadelphia area grocery stores; it doesn’t even have dumpsters for food. That’s because what started as a relatively small food donation project years ago, in partnership with nearby churches and other community organizations, scaled to an effort involving two food rescue organizations […]
Brown’s Super Stores opened an outpost of Philadelphia-based Chickie’s & Pete’s crab house in a ShopRite store here, the retailer announced on its Facebook page. The Chickie’s & Pete’s Express menu includes the restaurant’s signature crabfries, crab pretzel and Lisa’s blonde lobster pie pizza, as well as crab legs, mussels and chicken wings. The restaurant also […]
Brown’s Super Stores has officially opened the doors to the new ShopRite of Fox Street. Brown’s Super Stores officials hosted a grand opening on Thursday morning that drew politicians and civic leaders. The 71,000 square foot supermarket anchors Bakers Square, located on the former Tasty Baking Factory site in the Allegheny West section of Philadelphia. […]
They were known as “juvenile lifers” — teens once sentenced to mandatory life without parole, but on Monday they were given a fresh start. This special program helps these teen, along with other ex-offenders, find a second chance at life. “So today is a good day. It’s a fantastic day,” said Paulette Carrington the first woman […]
Nearly 24 million Americans live in food deserts, low-income neighborhoods with no access to affordable, fresh, healthy food. As a result, people who live in these areas often have poor diets that can lead to higher levels of obesity and other diet-related diseases. Fourth generation grocer Jeff Brown wants to change that. He’s opened seven ShopRite […]
The coronavirus pandemic was ravaging companies and government money was nowhere in May 2020, when a group of business leaders created the Pennsylvania 30-Day Fund to offer grants and forgivable loans to small businesses. Jeff Brown, who owns a dozen supermarkets in the Philadelphia region, said he and other fund founders took the vetting process […]
Three days a week, Jeffrey Brown wanders the aisles of grocery stores, through the dairy department and frozen food, the cereals and snacks and the produce. He watches what people choose to eat, whether and how they read ingredient labels, whether they find what they want. He lunches at simple tables near salad bars and prepared-food […]
You have to wonder when—if!—Jeff Brown ever sleeps. The CEO of Brown’s Super Stores, which includes 12 local supermarkets, many in food deserts, has his hands and heart invested in a staggering array of meaningful projects around Philly. And on Thursday night, he joined Citizen co-founder Larry Platt for a virtual chat to talk about the lessons […]
Even if you don’t live in Greater Philadelphia, you may be familiar with Jeffrey Brown, a fourth-generation grocer who is chairman and CEO of Brown’s Super Stores. About half of the 12 ShopRite and Fresh Grocer stores Jeff operates are located in “food deserts” — urban areas where residents lack access to stores selling fresh […]
When Micah Harrigan started selling flavored lemonade at the age of eight, he had no idea that his business would grow so quickly. Now he’s planning to sell his lemonade from a food truck. Micah has received a $1,025 donation from Jeff Brown, president of Brown’s SuperStores, for his truck.
In 2010, Jeffrey Brown, the founder of Brown’s Super Stores, was featured in President Obama’s State of The Union address, for his achievements in making quality food available for less advantaged communities. He was invited to sit in First Lady Michelle Obama’s box during the ceremony! Click here to read about the event in the […]
Jeffrey Brown tells the story of what drives the mission of Brown’s Super Stores…authentic products like our delicious sweet potato pies, connecting with people of the community, the “Wall of Values”, and being involved with leaders of the community to solve problems. In this video you can also listen to community leaders and what the […]
On October 19, 2012, Babson College inducted Class of 1986 Alumni Jeffrey Brown into their Babson Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, for his entrepreneurial achievements. In the university’s press release, they acknowledged his efforts and recognized his numerous awards as the CEO of Brown’s Super Stores. See the induction ceremony below:
In 2009, Jeffrey and Sandy Brown created a 501C(3) called UpLift Solutions. The nonprofit would be dedicated to improving access to basic needs for low income communities through grocery store development and assisting with this goal across the country. One of its three program areas is Sustainable Food Systems, which offers grocers, nonprofits, government and […]