‘YOU DESERVE MORE!’: In open letter to military community, commissary director discusses recent improvements to benefit
FORT LEE, Va. – Remember that grocery store you and your family grew up with – the one that had all of your favorite specialty items from around the world and the butcher who was always happy to cut that special roast for your family’s meal? I remember it, too, and I also remember the cashier who offered a wink and a smile because she knew us so well, it felt like family. I remember it so well because it was my commissary.
At the Defense Commissary Agency, we exist to serve you. More than 65 percent of our workforce has a personal connection to the military as a veteran, a retiree, a military family member or a reservist. We are all a part of this exclusive and most deserving community.
As an active duty member, retiree, reservist or disabled veteran, you have earned the exclusive right to shop in a commissary. Our promise has always been that the commissary gives back to you for your service. Eligible patrons like you save nearly 25 percent versus what you would pay in commercial grocery stores off the installation. Nearly $25 back in your pocket on every $100 you spend on groceries if you shop your commissary!
Although we offer significant savings, you deserve more. We also offer clean, safe stores, healthy options and great customer service. Most importantly, we are making shopping your commissary easier and more convenient. I am thrilled about the future of your commissary benefit!
Based on your input, we accelerated our internet-ordering/curbside pickup grocery service, Commissary CLICK2GO. This service helps you plan your meals, meet your household needs and access digital coupons and promotions, all at your fingertips. You can print out your shopping list matched to your store’s aisles or we will have it waiting for you so you can just swing by and pick it up. In a number of locations, our delivery partners will even deliver your order to your home or barracks.
Want to plan your monthly shopping stock-up mission or just fill-in the gaps in your pantry? Explore Commissary CLICK2GO™. Want to make savings even easier and not pay a Commissary CLICK2GO picking fee? Participate in the Commissary Rewards program.
Let us prove how we can be your grocery store of choice, delivering the exclusive commissary benefit you have earned through your service...from the convenience of your computer, tablet or phone or by walking our aisles. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. We look forward to helping you enjoy your hard-earned commissary benefit.
Visit www.commissaries.com/you-deserve-more for more information on how your commissary is working hard to become your grocery store of choice.
Photo caption: DeCA Director and CEO Bill Moore
About DeCA: The Defense Commissary Agency operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a military benefit, saving authorized patrons thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5-percent surcharge, which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.