Sneak Peek Inside the New MCXDanielle Hoffpauir | Community Writer
With almost 50,000 more square feet of space and 16,000 additional products in stock, there’s no doubt that the new Marine Corps Exchange is going to be a big hit. We got the inside scoop on some of the new brands to look for across many departments beginning March 14 and, spoiler alert, you are not going to be disappointed.
“We want to ‘wow’ our customer – give them that feel of stateside shopping,” said Chief of Retail & Services, Roycelyn (Rusti) Rausch. “I think Target would be proud to open this store!”
At 89,000 square feet of retail space, this is the largest MCX in the Marine Corps portfolio and designed with one central focus: you, the customer. Throughout the store, relevant departments are co-located such as bikes, sporting goods, and sports nutrition; or toys, infant furniture, and kids apparel. MCXTreme Bikes & More and Four Seasons Gift Shop are relocating to the new store.
All of this, along with 65,000 products lining the shelves, works together to provide a seamless shopping experience for the community. MCX Headquarters invested in significant consumer research and product analysis to meet the unique shopping needs of military personnel and their families.
“The purpose of the exchange, especially overseas, is to give that American connection both professionally and personally for all servicemembers and their families,” explained Kevin McAndrew, Store Manager.
The new store opens March 14, but be sure to stop in for the all-day grand opening celebration on March 16 for activities and over $100K in savings and giveaways. Here are just some of the highlights of what’s new by department.
Democracy and Lucky Brand Jeans are both brand new to the ladies clothing section. The North Face, YMI Jeans, and Levi’s each have fresh picks to add to your wardrobe. Other notable additions to the second-floor departments include Brighton Collectables handbags, Kate Spade New York gift sets, Royal Nomad Jewelry, and an increased assortment of Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works products.
From new brands and handpicked product lines to a thoughtful layout, design, and interactive concepts, there’s no doubt the customer was the inspiration behind the new MCX. See for yourself on March 14 at 10 AM.