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NEXCOM'S 70TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Tracing its roots back to the 1800s, the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) celebrates the modern day organization’s 70th anniversary on April 1. NEXCOM’s mission has remained the same since 1946: to provide quality goods and services at a savings to authorized customers and to support Navy quality-of-life programs for active duty military, reservists, retirees, and their families.

 

NEXCOM EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: CEO REAR ADM. ROBERT J. BIANCHI, SC, USN (RET.)

 

Robert Bianchi, the senior-most leader in the military resale spectrum today, sees NEXCOM’s multiple business lines and omni-channel enterprise through the eyes of 21st century worldwide retail and services leader. His enthusiasm for this non-pay benefit is echoed afloat and ashore by NEXCOM associates’ dedication to the Navy mission they support.

 

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NAVY EXCHANGE DROPS ANCHOR IN ROMANIA

 

Although the NEXCOM Mini-Mart here lies far from the Navy’s more frequently navigated courses, it provides essential retail services to Navy personnel, international and U.S. contractors at NSF Deveselu, Romania. Capt. Ed Lundquist, USN (Ret.), spoke with Vicki Wilson about patrons’ preferences and her path to becoming the new store’s manager.

 

FEATURES
NEXCOM IMPACT WORKSHOP

 

Participants in NEXCOM’s Dazzling Blue Impact Workshop discovered business as usual is about to get more exciting. Rich Honiball, NEXCOM SVP and CMMO, outlines expectations for stores and suppliers for the remainder of 2016.

 

HBC TRENDS AND STRATEGIES

 

NEXCOM and AAFES’s health and beauty care (HBC) departments are among those services’ busiest segments. Diane Martinsen and JR Chidester, HBC divisional merchandise managers for NEXCOM and AAFES, respectively, talk about the trends and strategies at work in the category.

 

NEXCOM CANDY: SUBCATEGORY STANDOUTS

 

NEXCOM’s Candy Buyer Lorel Taylor noted that healthful offerings, such as nuts, are taking their place as NEX sales leaders alongside boxed premium chocolate and peg bags.

 

WINE AND SPIRITS: CAPITALIZING ON CURRENT TRENDS

 

NEXCOM Alcoholic Beverage Buyer Debbie Scher and AAFES Buyers Vicki Venables (wine) and Adrienne Townes (spirits) review the hot trends in their categories, from brown spirits, cognac and tequila to varietals and sweet, red blends.