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The Commissary will be CLOSED on Monday, September 4th- Labor Day.


COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE: Enjoy a free cup of coffee while you shop at your West Point Commissary - Coffee Time Ends at 1130.

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Commissar Savings

COMMISSARIES BEGIN MEASURING REGIONAL SAVINGS

Commissary savings will be reported more often and better reflect the cost of living where patrons shop, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. What we did before was good for showing a worldwide, annual savings average, said Joseph H. Jeu. However, now we are diving deeper into our patrons shopping experience to better reflect regional differences in cost of living and actual shopping patterns. Historically, DeCA measured savings globally, by comparing national prices at commissaries against average market prices for the whole country. However, the cost of living varies by region. To account for these geographic differences, Congress now requires DeCA to report on savings regionally, comparing prices with two-to-three commercial grocers, including super centers, in the local area of each commissary in the United States. For more on DeCAs private label program, visit the transformation FAQs at https://commissaries.com/documents/contact_deca/faqs/transformation.cfm.

By DeCA Corporate Communications

FORT LEE, Va.  The Defense Commissary Agency has chosen the names Freedoms Choice" and HomeBase" for its private label product assortment. That announcement came from DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.
Private label, also known as store brands, will be appearing on commissary shelves in May.

Commissary patrons have been telling us for quite some time that they want to take advantage of the value offered by store brands, but commissaries have not had their own brand until now, Jeu said. We are proud of our new brands, and I believe our customers are going to be very pleased with the quality and low prices that Freedoms Choice and HomeBase bring to our shelves.

Freedoms Choice will be the commissary brand name for food items and HomeBase for nonfood items such as paper products and other household items. With the initial rollout targeted for May, patrons in commissaries worldwide can expect to see a number of DeCAs Freedoms Choice and HomeBase products.

It takes time to develop and allow for a store brand to reach maturity, so the number of Freedoms Choice and HomeBase products will continue to grow much larger over the next four to five years.

Freedoms Choice and HomeBase will give our patrons another chance to save money without sacrificing quality on brands priced significantly lower than national brands, Jeu said. Our private label products will also be equal or lower in price to commercial grocery store brands. These products will give our patrons the quality they expect and the savings they deserve.

Private label products are offered by retailers under their own, in-house brand or under a brand developed by their suppliers. DeCA conducted extensive research into developing the commissary brands, surveying hundreds of military members and their families to obtain their input for names and logos.

We talked to our customers about a number of package titles and showed them potential artwork for our commissary brands, said Chris Burns, DeCAs executive director for business transformation. The Freedoms Choice and HomeBase names and logos proved to be overwhelmingly popular.

Plans to start promoting Freedoms Choice and HomeBase have already begun and commissary customers will be noticing these names and logos very soon.

In December, DeCA announced its partnership with SpartanNash to begin developing the commissary brands. SpartanNash, through its military division MDV, is the leading distributor of grocery products to military commissaries in the United States. Look for Freedoms Choice, Home Base and Top care items.
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150 Year History

Military commissaries date back to the 1860s:
Fact. Although DeCA was formed in 1991, the modern era of sales commissaries actually began in 1867. It was then that enlisted men received the same at-cost purchasing privileges officers had already enjoyed for four decades. From the start, commissaries were meant to allow the Army to "care for its own." The stores provided wholesome food beyond official rations, and the savings supplemented military pay.

Baggers are commissary employees:
Fiction. Baggers are not commissary employees, and are paid solely by tips from commissary patrons in exchange for bagging and carryout services. Baggers are self-employed and work under a license agreement with an installation commander.

While shopping in the commissary please come and visit the Deli and order your cakes, meat trays and sushi trays.

We have Fruit and Veggie Trays available in the Produce Dept.

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