IG report: New deal in Pacific saves commissaries millions...as customers pay more

Military Times: The new system for getting fruits and vegetables to commissaries in Japan and South Korea is saving the government $38 million a year, but at the expense of commissary customers, who are paying from 21 percent to 32 percent higher than under the previous contract, the Defense Department Inspector General has confirmed.

The auditors found that the Defense Commissary Agency didn’t analyze how the new system would affect customer prices and fresh produce quality, according to the February report. They also didn’t adequately evaluate how feasible it would be to get fresh produce items from in-country sources for commissaries in the Pacific theater.

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