Editor’s Note: This release was edited by Larry Lapka
DeCA Sets February, Early March 2021 Category Reviews • FORT LEE
Throughout mid-January 2021, the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) announced a total of nine category reviews that will be conducted by the Sales Directorate (SD) and are scheduled to take place throughout February, with at least one in early March, in calendar year 2021.
Five of the nine category reviews were signed off on by then-DeCA Sales Director Tracie Russ, who will become Europe Area director on March 14 and who gave her stamp of approval to these reviews before she left the headquarters-based position. The other four were signed off on by Bonita Moffett, formerly director of the East Area, who became the director of Sales effective Jan. 3.
According to Russ and Moffett, these category review areas are slated to include items ranging from microwave and pre-pop popcorn to snack nuts and seeds and isotonics.
A partial, alphabetized listing of these categories to be reviewed in February, with at least one in March, can be found in the following chart, which includes the timeframe that the appointments/presentations will be accepted, the date the appointment requests must be submitted by, and the SD contact, with extension number.
These merchandising specialists can be contacted at the general SD phone number of (804) 734-8000, and their email addresses follow the format firstname.lastname@example.org.
DeCA Category Reviews, February, Early March 2021*
Category Appointment/Presentation Dates Appointment Requests Due SD Contact
Eggs: Chilled Specialty February 2-9. 2021 February 12. 2021 Jennifer Baker
* Energy February 8-11, 2021 February 2, 2021 Donita Higgins
* Feminine Hygiene February 9-18, 2021 January 29, 2021 Ruth Mereus
Isotonics Wednesdays through February 2021 January 29, 2021 Rebekah Fine
Pizza: Dry February 22-March 5, 2021 February 15, 2021 Aaron Kent
* Popcorn: Microwave February 8-11, 2021 January 29, 2021 Loretta Williams
* Popcorn: Pre-Pop February 15-18, 2021 January 29, 2021 Loretta Williams
Snack Nuts and Seeds February 15.26, 2021 February 8, 2021 Larry Peck
* Tomato Can Sauce Paste Puree February 8-19, 2021 January 29, 2021 Aaron Kent
** Category reviews signed off by former DeCA Sales Director Tracie Russ; all others were signed off by her successor, Bonita Moffett, who took over the position on Jan. 3, 2021.
Edited by Larry Lapka