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The Veterans Canteen Service (VCS) operates 172 stores under the authority of the Department of Veterans Affairs. New merchandise selections and vendor sources are reviewed at regularly scheduled Merchandise Committee meetings. Approved items are placed in the VCS's Automated Merchandise Catalog (AMC). This system offers a personalized selection process, allowing local and regional merchandise needs of customers to be met. VCS has no national warehousing facilities; all shipments ordered by canteens are to be shipped directly from the manufacturer to the ordering canteen. The Veteran Canteen Service purchase a wide variety of products including:
Health & Beauty Care:
Features dental, hair care, facial care, vitamins and more. We offer great value through our exclusive "Exchange Select" products which provide our long-term patients the opportunity to purchase their personal care essentials at a savings below comparable brand name products.
Features a wide selection of soft drinks, chips, candy, nuts, cookies, and microwaveable meals and snacks.
Features a focused selection of National brand electronics, such as LCD Flat Screen TVs, MP3 Players, Home Theater Systems, DVD Players, Radios, DVD movies and more. Also available are MP3 accessories, batteries, HDMI cables, CDs, VHS tapes and more.
Features a wide selection of Greeting Cards from American Greetings, along with Gift items for Men and Women in apparel and home. We are able to bring some comfort and enjoyment to our Veteran patients who are in Community Living Centers or long-term care.
Features Casual Sportswear, Athletic Wear, Dress Shirts, Neckwear, Shoes and Accessories from National brands such as Nautica, Skechers, Stacy Adams, Russell Athletic, Hanes, New Balance, Savane and more. We offer many of today’s high quality brands at compelling prices, available only at the VCS.
Features Casual Sportswear for our Missy and Women’s customer, Shoes, Handbags, Intimates, Sleepwear from major brands such as Skechers, Russell Athletic, Hanes, New Balance, New Balance and more. Many of today’s high quality brands are available at great value, only at the VCS.
In addition, the VCS has a broad selection of concession food operations that serve select outlets.
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