Local

January 11, 2013

Exchange opens doors to local vendors

While the economy may have forced some retailers to scale back on merchandise or services, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is actively seeking the assistance of local businesses to increase the product selection troops and their families find at their Exchange.

“Some shoppers drive up to 40 miles or more to come to the Exchange,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “The addition of local, small, minority, women- and veteran-owned businesses can help provide the diversity, value and innovation to further enhance their shopping experience.”

Partner businesses, called concessions, operate in Exchange-provided space, primarily in the retail mall area. Benefits include contracts based on a percentage of revenue, a variety of space and merchandising setups and the convenience of being located with the anchor retail store and food outlets. The Exchange will also assist in marketing and promoting partner businesses to help maximize awareness on and around the installation.

“Despite the economic conditions we’ve experienced recently, Exchange shoppers have continued to demonstrate a strong demand for new and unique merchandise,” said Pearson. “Partnering with the Exchange provides local businesses exposure to a great deal of foot traffic as well as the opportunity to serve military families.”

For more information on how to partner with the exchange as a concessionaire, log on to http://www.shopmyexchange.com/DoingBusiness/index.htm.

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
F35-visit

Top F-35 program officer visits Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force

Staff Sgt. Brittany Lehr, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (F-35), shows Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan a maintenance program used for work on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Bogdan visited the Integrated Test Force to receive a...
 
 

Commissary patrons can save on their emergency supplies

Ten years ago on Aug. 25, Hurricane Katrina began its historic path of destruction through the Gulf Coast, making landfall near Miami. When its rampage through southeast Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Georgia was done, Katrina would become one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, causing nearly...
 
 

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Sept. 7-11 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Closed Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Chicken parmesan Over egg noodles Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99; Large $2.09 Menu subject to change
 

 
Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber

EOSC finds thrifty way to help the community

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club members and Thrift Store volunteers are ready to welcome customers after the summer break Sept. 1. Pictured in the front row (left to right), Kara Corbi...
 
 

News Briefs August 28, 2015

Run with History postponed Edwards Air Force Base’s 2nd Annual†Run with History half marathon, 10K and 5K run has been postponed until further notice. For more information, call the Rosburg Fitness Center at 661-275-GYM1 (4961). Mandatory Chief’s Panel The Chief’s Panel (enlisted call) originally scheduled for Aug. 28 has been moved to Oct. 5. The...
 
 
Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara

Edwards AFB Express drives for value at the pump

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices could dip to below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. As the cost of gas continues to plummet, the Exchange wants ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>