What Types of Items Are Sold at a Commissary Store?


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Military commissary stores sell products that a standard grocery store would sell, such as food and household supplies, as well as pre-packaged gift baskets and care packages on occasion. Commissaries are designed as one-stop shops for military personnel and their families.

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Since commissaries are nonprofit, products are sold at cost with a 5 percent markup for operating expenses. Most commissaries are located within military bases, especially in remote locations where the closest town is far away. Similar to grocery stores, commissaries accept manufacturer's coupons and sometimes offer sales and discounted products. Shoppers are required to present their military ID in order to shop at a commissary.

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