In 2013, all four Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS) locations in Navy Region Northwest were awarded 5-Star Zumwalt Accreditation, symbolizing lodging service excellence that reflects outstanding overall lodging experiences for military community guests.
“It takes teamwork to make it — all must pass or none do,” said Regional Lodging Program Director Barbara Williams. “We are ready to provide 5-Star service and amenities to our guests each and every day. We live the Zumwalt standard.”
Dating back to 1996, NS Everett has received seven 5-Star Zumwalt awards; NBK Bremerton has received six; NBK Bangor has received five; and NAS Whidbey Island has received six 5-Star awards and one 3-Star Zumwalt award.
The accreditation inspection is unannounced, and “the accreditation team captures the actual guest experience, which requires each NGIS to be inspection-ready every day,” noted Williams. ...Read more NAVY REGION NORTHWEST ... A PRIME DESTINATION FOR BUSINESS AND VACATION ...
Numerous Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) non-alcoholic categories, including Energy Drinks, Coffee and Enhanced Water, continued to show growth in fiscal 2013 (through November), ahead of sales of other categories, such as Isotonics, Water, Soda, Juice and Iced Tea, which were down for fiscal 2013 (through November), compared with the prior fiscal year.
Energy Drinks ($13.7 million in sales) held strong with no change at the top through November, while Enhanced Water ($1.6 million in sales) was up 2 percent and Coffee ($1.0 million in sales) was up 3 percent.
Although year-to-date fiscal 2013 sales through November were down, MCX Non-alcoholic Buyer Joe Cella is optimistic that these areas can rebound in the latter stages of fiscal 2013 and into fiscal 2014. “Our total MCX topline sales have been challenged in 2013, having been impacted by the reduction in troop end-strength and the government shutdown in October,” he explained. “Nevertheless, the area generated around $36.8 million during the 10-month February through November period.” ...Read more MCX NON-ALCOHOLIC CATEGORIES: NEW ITEMS KEEP THE ASSORTMENT FRESH ...