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Highlights of the August 2014 Issue

 

FOOD FOCUS: BREAKFAST —
Breakfast Begins a Transformation

 

The breakfast menu in military dining facilities features eggs, waffles and assorted traditional options, but is showing some signs of change toward added variety, convenience and better support of nutritional goals.

Standard entrées available every day include omelets; scrambled, fried and boiled eggs; French toast; pancakes; waffles; grits; oatmeal; assorted ready-to-eat cereals; and creamed beef.

Then there are the familiar morning meal sides, pork sausage (links or patties), bacon, and hash browns, along with traditional breads and pastries, like Pop-Tarts, biscuits and muffins.

Juices are available all day long and include 100 percent orange, 100 percent apple, cranberry juice blend and grape juice blend.

Now, military breakfast menus increasingly feature nutritional options, such as egg whites, granola bars, yogurt, fruit, turkey bacon and sausage, and whole-grain rather than sugary cereals.

“Yes, the Air Force is promoting better options for the breakfast menu to include egg whites and other selections of breakfast meat versus just pork selections,” said Andrew Pastula, manager, Sultan's Inn Dining Facility, Incirlik AB, Turkey. “Although pork sausage is still popular, more and more customers are willing to try different items, such as turkey bacon, links and chicken sausage patties. Egg white omelets and scrambled eggs are far more popular than other egg products with our customers these days.” ...

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SPV MARKET TRENDS — Recapping the Data

 

35 Subsistence Prime Vendor Categories for CONUS and OCONUS

DOD Healthy Base Initiative Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support in Philadelphia held 56 prime vendor contracts with 48 food distributors worldwide in 2013. Annual combined subsistence sales for fiscal 2014 through June are $1.3 billion and for fiscal 2013 were $2.6 billion, which includes subsistence and foodservice operating supplies provided by prime vendors, as well as contracting efforts outside of the Subsistence Prime Vendor program.

One2OneUS LLC, based in Maple Shade, N.J., tracks military sales and National Allowance Pricing Agreement (NAPA) allowance information so that DLA Troop Support can monitor monthly sales of food, foodservice equipment and supplies. ...

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BREAKOUT OF SALES IN THE 35 CATEGORIES

 

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