Say thank you with commissary gift cards

FORT LEE, Va., 2017-May-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Buying gift cards is a great way to shop for friends, relatives, and co-workers or even as a donation toward a good cause. In theory, giving a gift card means there’s no chance you’re buying the wrong size, color or worst of all, an unwanted item […]

Commissary opens at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida

FORT LEE, Va., 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — On a crisp, cloudless morning service members and their families at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, lined up as early as 4 a.m. to be among the first to shop in their new commissary. The day began with Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. […]

Commissary in partnership with Military OneSource offers free reusable shopping bags to shoppers

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers can get free reusable shopping bags imprinted with important contact information about services available to them thanks to a partnership with Military OneSource. Beginning Oct. 28, commissary patrons worldwide will receive the free shopping bags, distributed one-per-customer while supplies last. Military OneSource distributed 4,800 […]

September is all about sales and promotions at Commissary

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales, and lots of coupons to help save even more money. “September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are plenty of promotions […]

Commissary starts this year’s fall case lot sales

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Aug-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Smart military shoppers know the commissary has the lowest prices in town. And the really smart ones know that for a few days twice a year, stateside commissaries take savings to another level with their Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales. The sales take place each spring and […]

Commissary employees and patrons collect donations Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va. , 2016-Jul-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Last year was a banner year for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The Department of Defense collected more than 3.2 million pounds of food and personal hygiene items for donation to local food banks and pantries. Commissary employees and their patrons contributed almost 50 percent or […]

DeCA director: commissary is the place to go to save on holiday groceries

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-11-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The holidays are right around the corner and special in-store promotions make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “We have some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA sales […]

Army Specialist Daquana Brown won free groceries for a year at the commissary sponsored by Eckrich

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Army Specialist Daquana Brown showed up at the Fort Lee, Virginia, Commissary on Sept. 11, she expected to pick up VIP passes to a NASCAR race she had won for the following night at the Richmond International Raceway. Maybe she even expected to pick up a few […]

Commissary’s this year “Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales” are starting across the U.S. now

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-8-17— /EPR Retail News/ — With everyday prices averaging 30 percent less than other grocery stores, the commissary has earned its reputation as the best deal in town. But every once in a while – around spring and fall, in fact – patrons can find even better deals as stateside commissaries launch their “Customer […]

Commissary reintroduces cooked poultry products in South Korea by Labor Day

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-8-13— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers in South Korea will begin to see cooked poultry products back on shelves by Labor Day. On July 13, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a revision to Korea’s embargo to allow heat-treated poultry and poultry products from the U.S. Learning the news, the Defense Commissary […]

Commissary kicks off the “Back to School” sales event this August

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-7-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Your commissary is kicking off the “Back to School” sales event in August by focusing on healthy family breakfasts, fresh-packed school lunches and after-school snacks that children can prepare themselves. You’ll find lots of healthy products in all categories that fit right into a school day. “Promoting lean […]

New commissary opens at Fort Rucker, Alabama

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-7-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Silofa Orr set her alarm for 5:30 a.m. July 15, something she doesn’t normally do during the summer, especially now that she is pregnant and due in three weeks. She had her two school-aged children and her 1 year old dressed and in the car by 6:30 and […]

Commissary Gift Cards – available to anyone online and in-store for authorized shoppers

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-7-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Looking for a gift to please your favorite military service member, but running short on ideas? Have you scoured the Web, searching online offer after online offer, trying to find that special gift with the best bang for your hard-earned buck? Look no further than your local commissary. […]

Commissary Value Brands program now has nearly 500 products available at savings comparable to low-cost private label items in commercial stores

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-7-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Six months into the start of the Commissary Value Brands program, patrons now have nearly 500 products available at savings comparable to low-cost private label items in commercial stores. Since the emergence of the Value Brands’ signature orange label in December, the Defense Commissary Agency has elevated the […]

Herb Winchester Jr. returns to the Gulf Coast area on May 3 to take the reins of DeCA’s Zone 1

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — After three and a half years as director of the Defense Commissary Agency’s East Area, Herb Winchester Jr. is returning to the Gulf Coast area May 3 to take the reins of DeCA’s Zone 1, a zone he managed in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina wreaked devastation. “Herb’s done […]

Commissary opened four new commissaries on Army, Navy and Air Force installations in 2014 thanks to surcharge funds

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s a lot to learn about the commissary surcharge just by considering four new commissaries opened last year on Army, Navy and Air Force installations. Thanks to the surcharge – the 5 percent added to every commissary customer’s receipt – the military communities at Naval Support Activity Annapolis, […]

Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale returns this spring

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Mention case lot sales and commissary patrons start lining up for the opportunity to save up to 50 percent or more on club-pack and full-case items. Known as the Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale, the springtime version of this twice-yearly event will unfold at stateside stores, […]

Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison: The best way to use the commissary benefit is to be an informed shopper

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-3-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — What a commissary patrons know about their commissary benefit – how it works, its history and its features – can make all the difference in how they use it. Just ask Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Stuart M. Allison, the Defense Commissary Agency’s senior enlisted advisor […]

Commissary opens new store at Fort Polk

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-11-14— /EPR Retail News/ — Called another “jewel” for Fort Polk, the new commissary did not disappoint its patrons who got their first look during the grand opening Nov. 12. “This is very nice,” said Army Staff Sgt. Artemus Renteria, who waited more than two hours along with his wife, Lyn, for the store […]

Commissary customers and employees donated nearly million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charities during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-10-10— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary customers and employees donated nearly a million pounds of food and other needed items to local food banks and charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign, June 1-Sept. 12. “Our customers and employees continue to support this program in an even bigger way every year,” said […]

Commissary stores to feature samplings and demonstrations in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-9-26— /EPR Retail News/ — Commissary shoppers will see lots of pink in October, as stores feature samplings and demonstrations in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. DeCA’s industry partners – vendors, suppliers and brokers – are collaborating with commissaries throughout October to offer everyday savings with promotions such as: “Drink To […]

Commissary and Navy Exchange complex opens at Annapolis, Md.

FORT LEE, Va., 2014-9-12— /EPR Retail News/ — The Sept. 10 grand opening of the Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Md., Commissary and Navy Exchange complex got rave reviews from shoppers who got their first look inside the new facility. “It’s worth the trip and more!” said long time shopper Gretchen McKethan as she pushed her cart in […]