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New Commissary Shopper Savings Plan Released

February 2, 2017

commissary-3Commissary officials on Monday unveiled new savings requirements for the system’s 238 stores worldwide, setting the framework on which prices will be based under an upcoming plan known as “variable pricing.”

Currently, products at the commissary are sold at-cost plus a five percent surcharge that pays for store upkeep and new construction. All other overhead costs are taxpayer funded.

But a new pricing model passed by Congress last year allows the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to instead use a variable pricing plan, with prices based on a percentage of savings over the same items sold off base and determined on a region-by-region basis.

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