FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Apr-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Military members and their families in the U.S. wanting to load up on savings only need to venture as far as their local store during the Defense Commissary Agency’s spring National Case Lot Sale event.
“You cannot find a better deal than our case lot events to save up to 50 percent on some items,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s director of Sales. “Many of our savvy shoppers circle their calendars for these events – they never miss the chance to stock up.”
Each stateside store hosts an individual two- or three-day case lot sale. Sale dates begin in some locations as early as the first week in May and in others as late as the end of June. Patrons are encouraged to check the Case Lot Sales page for schedules. Commissaries in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico are also participating.
Commissaries in Europe and the Pacific, while not officially participating, may have substitute events such as sidewalk sales.
Case lot sales traditionally offer extraordinary discounts in case formats similar to commercial club stores. However, commissary case lot events also offer additional “mix and match” packages of similar items in bulk-size cases. These include grocery items such as barbecue sauces, canned tomatoes, beans, certain pasta meals, cereals, snacks, water, tea and juices.
Customers have a variety of options to choose from. Sale items include products in the following categories:
- Fruit snacks, crackers, cereals, pastries, popcorn and potato chips
- Water and flavored water, juices, juice mixes, sodas, sports drinks and milk
- Frozen family meals
- Pet supplies to include bagged and canned food, treats and cat litter
- International foods such as Italian, Asian and Hispanic items
- Cookies, brownies, pancakes and muffin mixes
- Canned fruit and vegetables
- Sandwich, storage and freezer bags; paper products and cleaning supplies such as bathroom tissue, fabric sheets and laundry detergent
- Health and beauty care including diapers, wipes, soaps and body lotions
“Our case lot events are perfect for the shoppers who want to get the most of their commissary benefit through extra savings on bulk items,” Russ said. “It’s definitely worth the trip!”
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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.
Kevin L. Robinson
(804) 734-8000, Ext. 4-8773