Commissary to debut own store brands

FORT LEE, Va., 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of […]

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. […]

Defense Commissary Agency announces retirement of its Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu

FORT LEE, Va., 2017-Feb-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Defense Commissary Agency Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu announced today (Feb. 2, 2017) that he will retire June 3 after more than 38 years of federal service. Jeu has served as DeCA’s director since January 2011. Over the course of his six and a half years […]

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 […]

Defense Commissary Agency’s Zone 24 manager Robin Schmidt assigned as DeCA’s Washington Office director

FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Robin Schmidt, the Defense Commissary Agency’s Zone 24 manager, has been assigned as director of DeCA’s Washington Office, effective Oct. 16, agency officials announced. Schmidt succeeds Thomas C. Owens, who has been reassigned as special assistant to the DeCA director, but will also serve as communications […]

Defense Commissary Agency marks 25 years of service to millions of authorized service members and their families

  FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Sep-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — Twenty-five years ago on Oct. 1, the Defense Commissary Agency took control of armed forces commissaries, worldwide. The commissary benefit wasn’t new in 1991, but it was the first time in history all military commissaries were managed by one agency. Since 1867, the benefit enabled […]

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 […]

Jack McGregor named Defense Commissary Agency’s 2015 Michael W. Blackwell Leadership Award recipient

Pacific logistics chief honored for keeping commissaries supplied FORT LEE, Va., 2016-Mar-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — To say 2015 was a difficult year for supplying Pacific Area commissaries is an understatement. The area dealt with poultry embargoes from Japan and Korea, and West Coast port slowdowns among other issues. So it was no surprise […]

The Defense Commissary Agency names its best stateside and overseas stores for 2014

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-8-24— /EPR Retail News/ — The Defense Commissary Agency announced the selection of its best stateside and overseas stores for 2014. DeCA’s selections for the Best Commissary awards acknowledge the agency’s leading stores based on exceptional service and dedication in delivering the commissary benefit. The awards recognize the best of the best in […]

American military commissaries to celebrate their 148th anniversary on July 1

July 1 marks 148 years of military commissary benefit FORT LEE, Va., 2015-6-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — American military commissaries, the “supermarkets to the military” across the globe, reach their 148th anniversary on July 1. On that day in 1867, Congress authorized the Army to begin selling, at cost, food items – called “commissary goods” to […]

Defense Commissary Agency updates on its environmental goals

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-4-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — Green purchasing, food bank donations and recycling highlight a long list of things the Defense Commissary Agency is doing to reach “net zero waste” and other environmental goals. The agency has long focused on the reduction of waste, recycling materials, conservation of resources and becoming more energy-efficient overall, […]

Defense Commissary Agency seeks new contractor for its deli and bakery services in 22 commissaries

FORT LEE, Va., 2015-3-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Deli and bakery services in 22 commissaries in 12 states face temporary suspension today as the Defense Commissary Agency seeks a new contractor. Six of the 22 commissaries have sushi bars that will also be temporarily suspended. Today’s announcement comes because the agency terminated two deli/bakery service contracts […]

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 […]