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New Commissary Reform Plan to Protect Savings

The Department of Defense is modifying its approach to reform the commissary benefit with new guarantees to preserve overall shopper savings and also to avoid pay cuts for current employees, according to a source who has seen fiscal 2017 budget planning documents. The guarantees are part of a revised commissary overhaul proposal that officials believe Congress, shopper advocates and store suppliers will view far more favorably than the department's push the past two years to slash funding of base grocery stores and, in effect, hope the benefit survives. For more details, see this Military Advantage blog post.

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