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Highlights of the August 2015 Issue


 

FOOD FOCUS: ENERGY FOR THE DAY
Dining Facilities Have Options for Airmen's Busy Schedules

 

No single meal provides a service member with all the energy required to maintain mental and physical performance throughout the day, but a healthy breakfast drives a quick jump off the starting blocks and fuels endurance for the long run.

“We believe that breakfast is the most important meal that our airmen should take to provide them with energy and mentally prepare them to perform their daily duties and tasks,” according to responses from the 412th Force Support Squadron (FSS) Sustainment Services, Edwards AFB, Calif. ...

For airmen on the run and pressed for time, the base's Joshua Tree Dining Facility encourages a healthy start to the day with traditional hot meals to go along with a few grab–'n'–go options, rather than skip this essential meal.

These ready–made and grab–'n'–go options enable the dining facility to accommodate airmen's tight schedules and hectic lifestyles that leave too little time to sit down in the dining facility for a traditional breakfast. Dining facility hours sometimes are out of sync with airmen's work shift schedules, and these options are a solution when work shifts are starting or ending.

“We do provide grab–'n'–go meal options ranging from ready–to–eat (RTE) sandwiches to cereal to assorted fruits,” the 412th FSS Sustainment Services wrote. “We also offer ground/flight meals that afford personnel who are not able to leave their post due to the operational mission, to provide more sustenance to get them through their shifts.” ...

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SPV MARKET TRENDS — Recapping the Data

 

35 Subsistence Prime Vendor Categories for CONUS and OCONUS

DOD Healthy Base Initiative Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support in Philadelphia held 65 prime vendor contracts with 46 food distributors worldwide in 2014. Annual combined subsistence sales for fiscal 2015 through June are $1.7 billion and for fiscal 2014 were $2.8 billion, which includes subsistence and food service operating supplies supplied by prime vendors, as well as contracting efforts outside of the Subsistence Prime Vendor (SPV) program.

One2OneUS LLC, based in Maple Shade, N.J., tracks military sales and National Allowance Pricing Agreement (NAPA) allowance information so that DLA Troop Support can monitor monthly sales of food, foodservice equipment and supplies.

The listings on the following pages recap Subsistence Prime Vendor sales by category from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014. The data breaks down 35 food categories by class (or segment), percentage of market share within the category, dollar volume and percentage within each class (segment) sold within the continental United States (CONUS) and outside the continental United States (OCONUS). ...

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BREAKOUT OF SALES IN THE 35 CATEGORIES

 

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