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What’s the Price, Again?

Price is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Actually, I just made that up. Price is on the sticker. The sticker displays the price but you may think it is high. Think again. We recognize there is a perception that prices on some items at the stores …

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Save Me the Cost

The trouble with the Commissary Agency is we are good at our jobs. We exist because we do it better than everyone else. We have to. We have the best customers in the world. Well it should be no surprise that we are winning again. As you may know, we …

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Nature, Mother

Hurricanes, earthquakes, fires and storms. We call it Mother Nature and it has been a mother to us. Luckily the commissary agency is able to turn the tables and be a mother, too. Fires and earthquakes in California didn’t stop us. Flooding in the mid-west didn’t stop us. Hurricanes won’t …

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Don’t Follow the Crowd

When the crowd is going one way, it’s usually a good idea to go the other direction. We don’t want to do the same things or we will get lost in the same problems. We could fall off the same cliff or run into the same barrier. At the Defense …

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When in Rome

You do what the Romans do. Self-check-out: check. Store brands: check. Online ordering with curbside pickup: check. Rewards card: check. Free two-day shipping: well, no we don’t do that. But, in terms of a great grocery store, we do it all. However, it’s not enough to be doing the same …

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The More the Merrier

We aren’t just a grocery store. It seems cliché. Every grocery store wants to be more than a grocery. To say you sell groceries is nothing exciting. I can pick up sushi at my local gas station (although I wouldn’t recommend that). Grocery stores are bland, generic and not exciting, …

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Summer Sizzles

Summer is here. Your favorite TV show just ended. Football doesn’t start until August. Kids are almost out of school and temperatures are heating up. So much is changing and it’s hard to keep up. It seems like the only thing no changing is going to the same job every …

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In It to Win It

Your commissary is good at saving you money. We continue to expand our store brands and YES! Program items. This increases the number of products that we can offer at low prices. However, we cannot offer ALL products at a lower price than our competitors. It does not work this …

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Game of Grocers

Between battles lost and won lay empires. We seem to be winning the battle of the grocers. In the April 16 edition of Consumer Reports, the Defense Commissary Agency stores were ranked 12th out of 96 grocery chains. That’s fairly high makes and it shows our initiatives to bring DeCA …

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Smithfield Slammer

I bet you thought the end of the holidays meant the end of awesome promotions at your commissary. Well we don’t like to tell you when you are wrong but our sales and excitement is just getting started. For this one, we are bringing all the big players together. I’m …

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