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PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

Commissary Patrons — Stand Up and Be Heard!

Are Commissaries Important to Your Family?


Come to the Town Hall Meeting
Wednesday, June 25, 7-9 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel, Fort Bragg/Fayetteville


Tell Them What You Think!

The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission chartered by Congress to recommend changes to the military benefits package – possibly including commissaries – will hold hearings and a town hall meeting for attendees from Fort Bragg, Pope Army Airfield and other military community members on June 25.

  • The day-long public hearing of specific panelists will take place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • The evening town hall meeting, with audience participation, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m.

If you can't make it to the meeting, use the comment section on the commission's public web site, www.mcrmc.gov, where you can provide your input on your commissary earned benefit. Written comments may also be mailed to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, P.O. Box 13170, Arlington, VA 22209.


Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 25 • 7-9 p.m.
Embassy Suites Hotel • 4760 Lake Valley Drive • Fayetteville, NC 28303


Directions from Fort Bragg to the hotel: Take the All American Expressway South to the US 401 (Bypass) exit in Fayetteville. At the stoplight at the exit, turn left onto Skibo Road. Take the first right (about 800 feet down Skibo Road) onto Lake Valley Drive. The Embassy Suites Hotel will be on the right a little less than half a mile down Lake Valley Drive.


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We still have a few seats left!

Join us on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B339.

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the most comprehensive coverage of legislative and regulatory challenges and opportunities facing the military resale system today.

To register, email tracey@ala-national.org.

To download the agenda, visit the Congressional Caucus webpage HERE.



The American Logistics Association Hawaii Expo offers expanded opportunity for local companies
Read the Full Story
Hawaii News Now
The American Logistics Hawaii Exhibition is expanding this year. They are looking for more local companies to participate in their big show. Companies interested in selling their products to the military commissaries and combined military exchanges can sign up by clicking here. The event takes place at the Pacific Beach Hotel in Waikiki on August 20. Products must be made in Hawaii, unique to Hawaii, and/or best-selling national items only sold in Hawaii.


Proposed change in tobacco policy:

Senators push to end military tobacco discounts
Read the Full Story
Military.com, Richard Sisk
Two senators recently called on the Defense Department to eliminate discounts on tobacco sales throughout the military as a cost-cutting measure in an era of tight budgets. "That's something that needs to go," Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Gen. Martin Dempsey at a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee on the Fiscal Year 2015 military budget. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, the committee's chairman, said the Defense Department spends $1.6 billion annually on tobacco-related problems.



Patrick B. Nixon
President, American Logistics Association




WASHINGTON UPDATE


Senate appropriators likely to protect A-10, potentially harming CRH
Defense News
The battle over the fate of the A-10 took a turn last week, when House appropriators became the first congressional committee to support retiring the fleet. But sources say the Senate will continue to protect the close-air support aircraft, and that the Warthog is likely to survive an Air Force attempt to retire it for at least one more year. However, that decision could have major implications on the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, another congressional favorite. The contract award is expected before the end of the month.
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As wars end, Army and other branches of the military cut enlistment goals
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
For the people who make it, joining the Army can seem too easy. "I was honestly surprised that there weren't more limitations," said Clayton Meier, 18, of Bethel Park when he and more than a dozen other enlistees completed a sprinting exercise led by a recruiter. Yet disqualifications are easy to come by. Just above Meier's elbow is a tattoo that, if it were lower on his arm, would have kept him from enlisting. With budget cuts, the Iraq war ending and reduction of forces in Afghanistan, the Army and other branches of the military need fewer people. Since 2003, enlistment goals for most active and reserve branches dropped between 18 and 35 percent. The Navy Reserve cut its recruiting goals by 66 percent. "Everybody does more with less," said Master Chief Aaron Smith.
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'Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival' coming to Fort Meade
Fort Meade SoundOff
The Defense Commissary Agency's "Your Healthy Lifestyle Festival" is running through July 6 at 236 installations worldwide. This inaugural event allows patrons to see discounted prices on produce at commissary farmers markets, savings on workout equipment at Exchanges, and fitness events hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation activities. Fort Meade will host its festival June 27-29. With the theme "Shop Healthy! Eat Healthy! Be Healthy!," the festival reinforces the health and wellness goals of the military community, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu.
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NEXCOM gives $51.9 million to MWR
America's Navy
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced June 18 that its fiscal year 2013 audited financial report showed a $51.9 million contribution to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR). "In addition to providing our customers with quality goods and services at a savings, NEXCOM's mission is also to support Navy quality of life programs by contributing 70 percent of our profits each year," said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, (Ret), Chief Executive Officer, NEXCOM. "This year, we gave Navy MWR $51.9 million from our 2013 sales. So, in addition to saving our customers money when they shop at the NEX, the money they spend also ultimately supports their own quality of life."
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COALITION UPDATE



Coalition and Valued Associates Advocacy and Actions...

The Coalition sent out a Call to Action alert this week to our members encouraging them to attend the upcoming Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) public hearings and a town hall meeting near Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield, or to share the information with friends who live in the local area. In addition, we encouraged members to take the Commission’s survey and leave comments on their website.

The Coalition also shared this information with our Save Our Benefit Facebook followers and valued associate members. We continue to encourage service members, veterans, and their families to attend these meetings, and to share their opinions and concerns with the Commission...



Dear Coalition Member:

Here is your chance to let the Commission reviewing military compensation and retirement benefits know how important your Commissary and Exchange benefits are to you and your family...

If you live in the vicinity of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield — or know someone who does — The Coalition to Save Our Military Shopping Benefits (#SaveOurBenefits) encourages you to attend the Commission's upcoming public hearings and town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

The public hearings will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Embassy Suites, 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28303. The town hall meeting is scheduled from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the same location. These meetings are accessible to members of the general public including individuals with disabilities.

The Commission wants to hear from service members, veterans, retirees, military families and other interested parties regarding pay, retirement, health benefits, and quality of life programs to include commissary and exchange benefits.

We encourage you to attend the town hall meeting and let your voice be heard!

The Commission will also hear from senior commanders of local military commands and their senior enlisted advisors; unit commanders and their family support groups; local medical and education community representatives; and dining facilities, grocery, and other quality of life organizations during the public hearings. For further information or to access an agenda, visit: http://bit.ly/1lpJ96G.

The Commission hearings are part of a series of public hearings being conducted across the United States and on select military installations. In addition to holding these hearings, the non-partisan congressionally mandated Commission is seeking input from service members and their families through a survey being sent out over the next couple of months. If you receive the survey, we encourage you to take the time to complete it.

The Commission also continues to encourage military families and concerned citizens to leave comments on their website at: http://bit.ly/T2Ofcx.

Since many of the key decisions affecting service members and their families' compensation and retirement benefits have been pushed to the Commission — through the efforts of #SaveOurBenefits members, military and veterans' service organizations, and the military resale community — it is important that they hear from you directly!

Please plan to attend the public hearings and town hall, share this message with your friends, and let the Commission know how important your Commissary and Exchanges benefits are to you and your family!

Join Save Our Benefit. Like us on Facebook.
Ask your friends to join our efforts as well!



The Coalition to Save our Military Shopping Benefits is working to ensure service members, veterans, military families, employees, people with disabilities, and concerned citizens have a voice in shaping polices that impact our nation's ability to keep a healthy and vibrant military resale system.

WASHINGTON POLICY MAKERS NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY!



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COMMISSARY ANNOUNCEMENTS

Commissary Web Posts

The following commissary items were posted to the ALA Website between 10 AM, June 12, 2014 and 10 AM, June 19, 2014:

PROMOTIONS:
DP #14, Update #1.
DP #16, Far East Quantities.
DP #17, WW Promotion Package, Great Tailgate Party of Savings.
Christmas – Gift Packs, Far East & Alaska Quantities.
Christmas International, Far East & Alaska Quantities.
Halloween, Update #1.
Severe Weather, Far East & Alaska Quantities.
Summer Club Pack, CONUS August Quantities.
Sun Care, Far East & Alaska Quantities.
Winter Cocoa/Cider/Miscellaneous, Far East & Alaska Quantities.

NOTICES TO TRADE (NTT)
14-59, Revision of Store Set Agenda – Ft. Polk.

MISCELLANEOUS:
Adds/Changes/Deletes for Week 14-25.
CRV Values, June 15, 2014.

Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission
Upcoming Hearings:


If you live in the vicinity of Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield — or know someone who does — The Coalition to Save Our Military Shopping Benefits (#SaveOurBenefits) encourages you to attend the Commission's upcoming public hearings and town hall meeting on Wednesday, June 25, 2014.

The public hearings will take place from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Embassy Suites, 4760 Lake Valley Drive, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 28303. The town hall meeting is scheduled from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the same location. These meetings are accessible to members of the general public including individuals with disabilities.

The Commission wants to hear from service members, veterans, retirees, military families and other interested parties regarding pay, retirement, health benefits, and quality of life programs to include commissary and exchange benefits.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

ALA Congressional Caucus, June 24, 2014, Washington, DC
ALA Hawaii Conference & Exhibition, 19-21 August 2014, Pacific Beach Hotel, Honolulu. REGISTRATION OPEN
ALA Washington Chapter Jim Griffin Memorial Golf Outing, September 17, 2014, Ft. Belvoir Golf Course
ALA National Convention, October 27 - 29, 2014, Hyatt Capitol Hill, Washington, DC





COMMISSARY NEWS


40 stores to offer carts for special-needs children
Defense Commissary Agency
Forty commissaries across the United States will soon offer a grocery cart designed specifically for special-needs children. Called "Caroline's Cart™," it enables special-needs children – or even adults under 250 pounds – to safely and easily accompany parents or caretakers on commissary shopping trips. The cart provides the option of using one basket instead of pushing both a wheelchair or stroller and a grocery cart when shopping.
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Material handling equipment preventive maintenance and repair services
Federal Business Opportunities
This solicitation is being issued as 100 percent set-aside for small businesses. The solicitation is for the performance of preventive maintenance and repair on Government owned Material Handling Equipment (MHE) as required for the following Defense Commissary Agency commissaries: Fort Lee, Langley AFB, Little Creek NAB, Norfolk NS, Oceana NAS, and Portsmouth NNSY. The MHE consists of the following: Battery Chargers; Electric Pallet Jacks; Electric/Gas/Propane Forklifts, Walkie Riders, and Walkie Stackers. A Firm-Fixed Price contract is contemplated.
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Produce watering system, portable
Federal Business Opportunities
This solicitation is for the procurement of portable watering systems to allow easy access to water plants inside and outside the commissary. Portable watering systems are to be delivered to Defense Commissary Agency commissaries in the Continental United States and overseas locations excluding Europe. For overseas locations, with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii, the contractor will only be responsible for preparation for overseas shipment and delivery to the port. Contractor will be responsible for shipment to Alaska and Hawaii locations directly.
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Cheese market driven by natural demand
Food Business News
Demand for gourmet, organic and unprocessed varieties is driving the $16 billion natural and specialty cheese market, which is projected to grow by a compound annual growth rate of 4 percent during 2014 to 2018, according to the market research firm Packaged Facts. Positioned as a nutritious snack, cheese marketed as natural benefits from increasing demand for protein-rich products on the go. Consumption of natural cheese in all forms has increased over the past decade, while processed cheese has declined.
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Federal contracts awarded to companies in Virginia (June 12)
TMCnet
The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in Virginia.
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Nearly half of US consumers buy protein-enriched foods
Grocery Headquarters
In their quest to get more protein in their diets, about half of U.S. consumers purchase protein-enriched foods, reports The NPD Group. Cereal and bread are the most likely protein-enriched foods to be purchased, according to NPD's recently released report, Protein Perceptions and Needs. In addition to cereal and bread, protein bars and pasta are other protein-enriched foods consumers buy.
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Grocery-delivery startups growing up
Fox Small Business
Online grocery-delivery startups Instacart and Relay Foods are eating up new markets. Instacart announced this week a $44 million Series B financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing total funding to $55 million. The San Francisco, California-based startup is currently operating in 10 markets, with plans for seven new cities by the end of 2014. Meanwhile, Charlottesville, Virginia-based Relay Foods, which is focused on local and organic grocery delivery, just announced its expansion into Raleigh, North Carolina, one week after coming to the nearby city of Durham.
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Panel: Facebook's role grows in the grocery aisle
Supermarket News
Social media is playing an increasingly important role in the grocery shopping process, said panelists at FMI Connect in Chicago. Citing data from Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council, Craig Elston, SVP of insight and strategy at Integer Group, noted that 36 percent of the U.S. population now uses social media to assist in their grocery shopping, and 19 percent rely on Facebook to help them do that.
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Consumer confusion surrounds 'natural' label
Progressive Grocer
More than half (59 percent) of consumers check if the products they're buying are "natural," despite there being no federal label for this term, according to a new survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. And while a majority of people think the "natural" label actually carries specific benefits, the study found, an even greater percentage of consumers think it should.
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Got milk? More Americans aren't bothering
CBS News
Sales of fluid milk have been tumbling for years and are now at levels not seen since the early 1980s, a worrisome trend for the dairy industry, which is growing concerned that generations are getting used to not drinking one of its signature products. Even sales for flavored milk — a bright spot — have struggled as questions have arisen in Connecticut and other states about its nutritional benefits.

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More US base consolidations on the way in Europe
Stars and Stripes
Recommendations for more base closures and consolidations in Europe will be submitted to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a matter of weeks as part of an ongoing effort to shed unneeded facilities on the Continent, according to the Defense Department.

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Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) Time and Attendance System (TAS)
Federal Business Opportunities
The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization at Scott AFB intends to issue a solicitation for a time and attendance System for the Defense Commissary Agency on or about June 6th, 2014. The solicitation will not be set-aside for small business concerns. In the following, is the draft solicitation. Please send any questions or comments to the POC indicated in this announcement.

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EXCHANGE NEWS


Vendor Compliance Program update

Dear Supplier:

The Exchange has updated the published guidance regarding the Vendor Compliance Program. Please note that the following infractions will be charged against the supplier beginning 1 July, 2014.
  • Submission of duplicate invoices; submitting the same invoice multiple times
  • Sending paper invoices in addition to EDI invoice. A paper invoice refers to anything received through the mail, fax or APInvoices@aafes.com
  • Incorrect pricing on Invoice(s)
  • No PO# or incorrect PO# on invoice(s)
  • Returned check due to address change
  • Returned ACH payment due to incorrect bank information
Invoices will be paid promptly and correctly if vendors follow the requirements outlined in the Exchange Terms and Conditions and Supplier Requirements Guides.

To view the updated guidance please see the Vendor Compliance Program under "Doing Business with the Exchange" on the Shop My Exchange website.

The Exchange
Army Air Force Exchange Service
Supplier Compliance Program
AAFESVendorCompliance@aafes.com

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Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Exchange unveils 1st major upgrade in nearly 20 years
Joint Base Myer Henderson-Hall
The Joint Base Myer Henderson-Hall Exchange has ushered in a modern era of shopping with a $4.8 million upgrade, the store's first major renovation in nearly 20 years.

The renovated 55,847-square-foot Exchange is divided into three separate merchandise areas—Home, Life and Style—to fit the lifestyle of active military shoppers. What's more, the Military Clothing store has moved inside the main Exchange and is nearly double the size of the old location.

"It's a one-stop shop having the Military Clothing store right inside," said retiree Chris Nation. "It's cleaner and brighter. It's really great."

The Exchange's makeover adds plenty of room for sections devoted to national brands, including Brighton, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. An expanded PowerZone section includes Apple and Bose products.

"Time and again, the Exchange has proved it is here for us and our families—and this updated shopping experience is even more proof of the Exchange's commitment," said Joint Base Myer Henderson-Hall Commander Col. Fern Sumpter.

Inside the mall, military shoppers can enjoy an upgraded GNC, barber shop, optical center, floral shop and dry cleaner. The food court received a face-life, too, with the addition of Subway and a larger seating area.

"This modern, renovated Exchange will greatly benefit the entire military community," Exchange General Manager Nildy Eiley said. "This is a store we can all be proud of."

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INDUSTRY NEWS


GNC CFO resigns
Chain Store Age
Michael M. Nuzzo, executive VP and CFO of GNC Holdings Inc., is resigning in order to accept an executive position at an unspecified private equity-funded consumer products company. Nuzzo will remain with GNC at least through July 18, 2014, which will include preparation of its second quarter 2014 earnings release and 10Q.
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Lands' End, sans Sears, looks like the future of retail
Bloomberg
In its first quarter since being spun off from the troubled giant, Lands' End said sales ticked up 3.6 percent, to $331 million, compared with the year-earlier period, while profit surged 48.1 percent, to $11 million. Notable were the lack of big expenses that sometimes come with plotting a solo course. The company's cost of materials was pretty steady, as was the amount it spent on sales and administrative overhead. The only significant added expenses were interest costs tied to a new loan Land's End took for its spinoff.
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Convenience, technology leading small-store push at Walmart
Supermarket News
Wal-Mart Stores will open more small stores than big stores in the U.S. this year, underscoring not only that more convenient concepts like Neighborhood Markets are outperforming their larger sibling Supercenters, but a concurrent companywide effort to use digital technologies to make those small stores behave like large stores when shoppers want them to.
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More stores mix brick and mortar with online
Orlando Sentinel
Retailers such as Walmart are offering shoppers the option to order online and pick up in store. Online heavyweight Amazon is building distribution centers in Florida so it can cut delivery times to compete with physical stores. National brands that once sold exclusively online — such as Warby Parker eyeglasses or men's clothier Bonobos — are opening shops so would-be customers can touch and feel their products.
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Hickey Freeman signs Dillard's manufacturing deal
Democrat & Chronicle
Add Dillard's-brand clothing to the lineup of clothing being made at the North Clinton Avenue Hickey Freeman plant. The office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Thursday that Rochester's Hickey Freeman had inked a deal with the Little Rock-headquartered Dillard's department store chain that would see a new Dillard's line of clothes being made at the Rochester plant.
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Shoppers are splurging on this hot item
CNBC
Consider it the new lipstick indicator. Still hesitant to open their wallets, middle-class shoppers are increasingly turning to sunglasses to upgrade their style for less, snatching up multiple pairs at higher prices to fill a space in their armoires that handbags and jewelry have long dominated.
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Wal-Mart counting on Latam success to drive US online strategy
Reuters
Fernando Madeira comes to his new job as head of online business for Wal-Mart Stores Inc with a reputation as an e-commerce whiz, having engineered a surge in the retailer's online sales in Latin America. In his enlarged role, the Brazilian company veteran will face a more formidable challenge - taking on Amazon.com Inc in the far-more developed U.S. online marketplace, where the world's biggest retailer is yet to make its mark.
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Report: Target issues guidelines for store janitors hired by outside vendors
Chain Store Age
Target Corp. is introducing a new policy by imposing new rules on the cleaning companies it hires to clean its stores in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, Businessweek reported. Target's Twin Cities janitorial vendors will be required not only to comply with federal and Minnesota labor laws but also to give workers the option of at least one day off each week, and invite unions to meet at least once a year with management.
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US retail sales rise less than expected in May
CNBC
U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in May, but that probably will do little to change expectations of an acceleration in growth this quarter as data for the prior months was revised higher. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales gained 0.3 percent last month. Retail sales, which account for a third of consumer spending, rose by a revised 0.5 percent in April.
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Retailers are abandoning teenage customers
Business Insider
Teen retailers are increasingly abandoning their core demographic for an older crowd. Urban Outfitters is redesigning its clothing amid fears it has too many 14-year-old customers. The Pink brand at Victoria's Secret is increasingly focusing on campus spirit-wear that sells out. And Abercrombie & Fitch, once the quintessential high school retailer, is marketing to customers in their 20s for the first time in decades.
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Imagining a more modern grocery store
Chicago Tribune
The typical grocery store may look very different in the future, with super-fast checkouts, drive-up windows and touch-screen displays among the changes aimed at satisfying shoppers. However, while innovations such as super-speedy checkouts sound great to many people, they can also cut into some very profitable sales.
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Myer chief Bernie Brookes sees a revitalization of department stores
The Sydney Morning Herald
Myer chief Bernie Brookes says the worst is over for department stores, which are regaining ground from specialty retailers, category killers and online rivals. "The so-called death of department stores has probably been a bit oversold," Brookes told retailers after returning from a three-week tour of stores in the U.S., Britain and Asia.
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C-STORE NEWS


FDA must have 'open mind' on e-cig benefits
CSP Magazine
A comprehensive nicotine policy is one of Mitch Zeller's top priorities, the director of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) said during a Legacy Foundation Warner Series webinar. It was something that was brought up in the preamble to the CTP's recently released proposed deeming regulations of electronic cigarettes and vaping products.
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7-Eleven tees up fresh-brewed iced tea, coffee
CSP Magazine
7-Eleven Inc. has introduced fresh-brewed iced tea, available in either sweetened or unsweetened flavors, at more than 3,000 participating convenience stores. It also is introducing fresh-brewed iced coffee under its Chillers brand simultaneously with the iced tea launch.
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7-Eleven announces Doritos Loaded Sampling Tour
CSP Magazine
7-Eleven Inc. on June 17 is beginning a sampling tour of its exclusive Doritos Loaded, a fried cheese snack with a Nacho Cheese Doritos breading, ahead of a national rollout in July. The company recently launched a social media campaign touting the new product and tour.
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TravelCenters of America 'widening the road into c-stores'
CSP Magazine
TravelCenters of America LLC may be on the prowl for additional convenience store deals following its acquisition of 31 Minit Mart c-stores in Kentucky and Tennessee for $67 million from Fred's Minit Mart LCC, Bowling Green, Ky., in late 2013.
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7-Eleven Hawaii launching 'Your Neighborhood Store' concept
CSP Magazine
Over the next five years, 7-Eleven Hawaii convenience stores will undergo a $30 million reimaging campaign, which includes remodeling all 61 stores in the Aloha State. Seven-Eleven Hawaii is a subsidiary of Seven & I Holding Co. Ltd. of Japan, which also owns 7-Eleven Inc., Dallas.
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Outlook Leadership 2014: What's next for success
CSP Magazine
Leading convenience store industry decision-makers are marking their schedules to attend Outlook Leadership 2014 because they understand that without knowledge, there is limited power.
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MWR NEWS


Online shopping may save military benefit
Albuquerque Journal
Defense officials are weighing a proposal from the director of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service to the nation's 22 million honorably discharged veterans, and perhaps an equal number of their family members, to shop online for military exchange products and discounts. Shoppers who use the AAFES website enjoy savings of up to 25 percent on many brand name products. They also avoid state and local sale taxes on their purchases just like on-base shoppers do.
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Sports and recreation (June 12)
Belvoir Eagle
Check out the following upcoming and in-progress sports events!
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MooreMart makes another shipment to soldiers
Derry News
At the end of May, MooreMart volunteers met at the Nashua National Guard Armory to collect donated supplies, then pack and ship care packages to members of the U.S. armed services serving in the Middle East. MooreMart volunteers packed and shipped 1,363 care packages at the Nashua Armory.
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