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Commissary Sales Decline in 4th Straight Year

November 5, 2016

DECA SealThe agency responsible for running the vast network of commissaries on military bases said sales have declined for a fourth straight year, as Congress eyes line items to cut from the defense budget.

The Defense Commissary Agency said it earned $5.25 billion in sales in fiscal year 2016, down $258 million, or nearly five percent from last year. The agency received about $1.3 billion in appropriations for each of the last two years, said Kevin Robinson, a DeCA spokesman.

Sales exceeded $6 billion in 2012, which amounts to loss of more than $841 million since then, according to DeCA data.

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