30 Mar '15, 7pm

Study: Commissary price hikes to offset funding cuts could backfire - Stripes

Study: Commissary price hikes to offset funding cuts could backfire - Stripes

The entrance to the commissary at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. A RAND study says raising prices in military commissaries to offset decreases in tax-payer support could cause a drop in commissary revenues. Joshua L. DeMotts/Stars and Stripes Related Military Update DOD plan would ‘destroy’ commissaries, industry representatives say The Defense Department’s fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to “destroy” the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. Commissary hours, discount cuts under consideration in new proposal The Defense Department is again considering cutting the hours and days that commissaries are open, the Navy Times reported on its website. Spending bill shields commissaries from cuts in 2015 Base commissaries are set to dodge budget cuts next ...

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