DeCA: MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Dec-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency has selected MDV SpartanNash LLC to bring private label products to store shelves. “Our customers have been asking for private label for a long time,” said Joseph H. Jeu, DeCA’s director and CEO, citing a DeCA patron survey in which 60 percent […]

DeCA announces grand prize winner of the “Kellogg’s Win Groceries for a Year! Richmond Racing Sweepstakes”

  FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Jodi Boulier has always wanted to see a NASCAR race in person. The spouse of a retired soldier is also a loyal patron of the Fort Lewis Commissary at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. On Sept. 10, Boulier’s race wish and her commissary loyalty collided when […]

DeCA: 700 military children each received $2,000 scholarship thanks to the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children program

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Jul-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven hundred students from military families each received a $2,000 scholarship this year thanks to the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children program. The program, created in 2001, recognizes the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and celebrates the commissary’s role in enhancing […]

The Defense Commissary Agency to host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival on July 1-31

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency will host the military resale partnership event, Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival, July 1-31 at commissaries worldwide. This annual event will feature discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment and apparel at exchanges, health screenings at local clinics, and […]

DeCA’s Public Health and Safety director: Disregarding the tenets of Be Food Safe can turn the family gathering into a trip to the emergency room

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — As warmer temperatures push more commissary patrons from the kitchen stove to the backyard grill, the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind them to “Be Food Safe.” Disregarding the tenets of Be Food Safe can turn the family gathering into a trip to the emergency room, said […]

DeCA received $1.4 billion in appropriated funding in FY 2015

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Apr-13 — /EPR Retail News/ —  A lot happened in 2002. The Euro became legal tender in 12 European countries; the U.N. froze the assets of Osama bin Laden; Kmart became the largest retailer in U.S. history to file for bankruptcy. The New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl […]

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 […]

DeCA sales director Tracie Russ: Store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts and savings during October

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — October represents the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who want to see store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts beyond their usual 30 percent or more savings, said the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales. “Whether it is celebrating Oktoberfest with friends or […]

DeCA’s director of sales Tracie Russ: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina underscores the importance of being prepared for any crisis

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-8-27— /EPR Retail News/ — Ten years ago on Aug. 25, Hurricane Katrina began its historic path of destruction through the Gulf Coast, making landfall near Miami. When its rampage through southeast Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Georgia was done, Katrina would become one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural […]

Hector Granado named new DeCA East Area director effective May 31

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hector Granado is the new DeCA East Area director, taking the reins of DeCA’s top area in terms of sales effective May 31. “With his wealth of experience and personal accomplishments both in the field and at headquarters, Hector brings a level of expertise and leadership qualities that […]

DeCA’s vendors, suppliers and brokers collaborate with commissaries in May to offer discounts beyond everyday savings

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — There’s no shortage of savings or “M’s” for commissary promotions in May featuring a lineup of themes such as Military Appreciation Month, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. The majority of stateside commissaries hold their popular Commissary Appreciation Month Case Lot Sale sometime in May, but […]

Frozen food month during March at DeCA

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-2-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Great savings on frozen food items highlighted by specially decorated frozen food departments can mean only one thing for commissary shoppers. It’s March – frozen food month! “Our customers love Frozen Food Month,” said Tracie Russ, DeCA’s sales director. “They have good reasons to stock up on […]