Commissaries in Europe holding case lot sales
September 6, 2005
Grocery shoppers across the theater may want to circle the following dates.
Every September the Defense Commissary Agency-Europe holds one of its semiannual case lot sales, and this year is no different.
With few exceptions, most commissaries plan to hold their sales the last weekend of the month, said Gerri Young, a spokeswoman for DECA-Europe.
The last weekend is September 24-25, though some stores intend to start the day before, or, in some cases, even on Thursday Sept. 22.
Customers can expect to save up to 50 percent or more on bulk items such as canned goods, beverages and cleaning products.
“Our customers really look forward to case lot sales — whether they live just around the block or an hour away,” Patrick B. Nixon, chief executive officer and acting director, said in a DECA news release.
“And with the holidays coming up and kids going back to school,” Nixon said in the news release, “it’s a perfect time for customers to use their commissary benefit to stock up.”
The worldwide sales are held every year in May and September, according to DECA.
Most of the agency’s 270 stores across the globe take part.
In Europe, Young said 55 commissaries — from the largest to some of the smallest — are participating. One noticeable exception is the commissary at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany, which is closing its doors for good at the end of the month.
The air base is being returned to the German government.
Most of the sales will last two days, though some communities have added Friday to the list.
Two commissaries are holding their sales the following week.
The commissary in Keflavik, Iceland, plans to conduct its event from Sept. 27 to Oct. 2, while Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, will have its sale Oct. 1-2.
For more information about the case lot sale, Young encouraged shoppers to ask their store managers or to go to the agency’s Web site.
The address is: www.commissaries.com
The schedule:RAF Alconbury, England: 24-25
Ankara, Turkey: 24-25
Ansbach, Germany: 24-25
Babenhausen, Germany: 23-24
Bad Kissingen, Germany: 23-24
Bad Nauheim, Germany: 23-24
Bamberg, Germany: 24-25
Baumholder, Germany: 24-25
Bitburg, Germany: 24-25
Buedingen, Germany: 24-25
Cairo, Egypt: 23-25
Chievres Air Base, Belgium: 23-25
RAF Croughton, England: 23-24
Darmstadt, Germany: 24-25
Dexheim, Germany: 23-24
RAF Fairford, England: 23-24
Garmisch, Germany: 23-24
Gelnhausen, Germany: 23-24
Giebelstadt, Germany: 23-24
Giessen, Germany: 24-25
Grafenwoehr, Germany: 23-24
Hanau, Germany: 24-25
Heidelberg, Germany: 24-25
Hohenfels, Germany: 23-24
Idar Oberstein, Germany: 23-24
Illesheim, Germany: 23-24
Incirlik Air Base, Turkey: Oct. 1-2
Izmir, Turkey: 24-25
Keflavik, Iceland: Sept. 27-Oct. 2
Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany: 22-23
Kitzingen, Germany: 23-24
Lajes Field, Azores: 23-24
RAF Lakenheath, England: 24-25
Livorno, Italy: 23-24
Mannheim, Germany: 24-25
McCully Barracks, Wackenheim (Mainz), Germany: 22-23
RAF Menwith Hill, England: 23-24
RAF Mildenhall, England: 23-24
Naples NSA, Italy: 24-25
Neubruecke, Germany: 23-24
Panzer Casern, Stuttgart, Germany: 22-23
Patch Barracks, Stuttgart, Germany: 23-25
Ramstein Air Base, Germany: 24-25
Rhein Main Air Base, Germany: no sale
Naval Station Rota, Spain: 24-25
Schinnen, Netherlands: 24-25
Schweinfurt, Germany: 24-25
Sembach, Germany: 24-25
NAS Sigonella, Italy: 24-25
Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany: 23-24
Vicenza, Italy: 24-25
Vilseck, Germany: 24-25
Vogelweh, Germany: 24-25
Wiesbaden, Germany: 24-25
Wurzburg, Germany: 24-25