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dc.contributor.advisorSullivan, Ryan
dc.contributor.advisorArmey, Laura
dc.contributor.authorFolkers, Eric
dc.contributor.authorFrancisco, Alfonso
dc.contributor.authorFrey, Joel
dc.dateDec-14
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-18T00:17:34Z
dc.date.available2015-02-18T00:17:34Z
dc.date.issued2014-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/44562
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractFrom 1961 to present day, Walmart has expanded its number of Supercenters to 3,336 locations throughout the continental United States, growing to be the most readily accessible grocer in the lower forty-eight states. This thesis will demonstrate that concentrated populations of active duty and retired military personnel are subject to shorter commutes when shopping at Walmart Supercenters rather than military commissaries. This thesis will further demonstrate that the average military base is closer to a Walmart than a military commissary and that the average number of Walmart Supercenters exceeds the number of commissaries within specific distances from military bases. With rising fuel costs and the number of Walmart Supercenters available nationwide, eligible commissary patrons may be less willing to drive long distances in order to save money on groceries. The closer and more convenient option may best serve the needs of the military customer. If better alternatives exist outside of the commissary, the government can reexamine the practicality of dedicating annual appropriations to the Defense Commissary Agency.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/walmartsupercent1094544562
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleWalmart Supercenters a suitable alternative to shopping at the commissary for eligible military patronsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorCommissariesen_US
dc.subject.authorcommissaryen_US
dc.subject.authorWalmarten_US
dc.subject.authorWalmart Supercenteren_US
dc.subject.authorshopping benefiten_US
dc.subject.authormilitary benefiten_US
dc.subject.authormilitary storesen_US
dc.subject.authorDeCAen_US
dc.subject.authorbudget cutsen_US
dc.subject.authorsavingsen_US
dc.subject.authorcost cuten_US
dc.subject.authorcost comparisonen_US
dc.subject.authorsurchargeen_US
dc.subject.authorveteran benefiten_US
dc.subject.authoreligible patronen_US
dc.subject.authorNEXen_US
dc.subject.authorgroceriesen_US
dc.subject.authorfooden_US
dc.subject.authorBasic Allowance for Subsistenceen_US
dc.subject.authorBASen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary wivesen_US
dc.subject.authorspousesen_US
dc.subject.authorfamiliesen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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