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The Defense Commissary Agency opened new $14.5 million commissary at Naval Submarine Base New London, Ct

NEW LONDON, Ct., 2014-4-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — A new $14.5 million commissary opened at Naval Submarine Base New London, April 16.

The new facility replaces a store built in 1981 at the installation known historically as the Navy’s first submarine base. With a significantly larger sales area, the commissary represents a much anticipated boost in New London’s quality of life, said Capt. Carl A. Lahti, base commander.

DeCA Executive Director of Store Operations Keith Hagenbuch noted during his remarks that commissary patrons helped make the new store possible when they paid the 5 percent surcharge at the register.

The new commissary includes the following features:

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  • A sales area expansion of nearly 2,000 square feet
  • New bakery and rotisserie chicken services
  • Larger produce department and chilled and frozen product sections
  • Enhanced refrigeration, lighting and climate control systems that help make the store more energy efficient and a more environmentally friendly facility.

NOTE: You can view photos of the New London Commissary grand opening here, on Flickr.

About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Authorized patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5–percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. Shoppers save an average of more than 30 percent on their purchases compared to commercial prices – savings amounting to thousands of dollars annually. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.

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Kevin L. Robinson
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