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Sodexo Supports Defense Commissary Agency in Celebrating Grand Opening of New Commissary at Fort Belvoir

Sodexo’s support of the grand opening helps draw attention to the tremendous benefits military members and families receive through on-base commissaries

GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 30, 2017. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) recently held a grand opening in celebration of its new commissary at Fort Belvoir in Virginia and Sodexo, world leader in providing Quality of Life services, helped DeCA celebrate the big event.  Sodexo is the Deli-Bakery Services operator at the new Fort Belvoir commissary and partner to 24 DeCA commissaries throughout the east coast.

DeCA operates a global chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Patrons purchase items at cost plus a 5-percent surcharge, saving thousands of dollars annually on purchases compared to commercial prices. These savings make commissaries one of the most significant non-monetary benefits for service members and military families and are a clear contributor in improving quality of military life.

To mark the grand opening, Sodexo hosted a variety of activities. The company provided food-themed giveaways and a decorative cake and cupcakes with special logos to commemorate Fort Belvoir, DeCA and the military.

Additionally, a Sodexo executive chef conducted live cooking demonstrations for deli-related recipes that guests can replicate at home. The company also held special grand opening promotions and deals and unveiled new digital signage in the Deli-Bakery Services area.

“As a company focused on improving the Quality of Life for service members and their families, Sodexo is proud to work with DeCA in support of their efforts to provide cost savings for those bravely serving our country and their families” said Deborah Roberts, CEO Government, Sodexo North America. “Making the Fort Belvoir grand opening an exciting special event reminds those on base of the valuable benefits available to them on a daily basis through their commissary.  If the smiles on the faces of guests checking out the new facility were an indication of success, the event went very well!”

Sodexo’s support of the Fort Belvoir grand opening celebration was a total team effort. The company’s Government segment leveraged resources and expertise from ten general managers in the region to ensure that the day was a success.

With more than 40 years of experience working municipal, state, federal and military clients, Sodexo’s Government segment and its nearly 3,000 employees improve the Quality of Life for the people it serves at 150 military and U.S. Federal Government locations in 26 states. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Sodexo provides a variety of integrated food and facilities management solutions and is the nation’s largest federal foodservice contractor – serving 45.6 million meals annually with a focus on wellness and nutrition.

Sodexo USA is an American business that is part of a global, Fortune 500 company with a presence in 80 countries. Delivering more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life, Sodexo is a leading provider of sustainable, integrated facilities management and food service operations. It employs 123,000 Americans at 12,500 sites across the country and indirectly supports tens of thousands of additional U.S. jobs through its annual purchases of $9.2 billion in goods and services from small to large American businesses. In support of local communities across the U.S., the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation has contributed close to $30 million over the past 20 years to help feed children in America impacted by hunger.

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Contact: Samuel Wells, Sodexo, Inc., 301 987 4893,