MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Walmart Canada today announced a brand
new product in the Canadian market - the Great Value Mint-X Raccoon repellent
"Taking your trash to the curb only to find the bag shredded by a raccoon and
your garbage strewn all over the place is not exactly how we like to start the
day," said Sandra Farwell, vice president of private brands at Walmart Canada.
"Most of the time we're careful and make sure the garbage can is secured…but
every once in a while, the crafty little critters manage to crack the lid and
settle in for a feast of chicken bones, vegetable peelings and other
Well, the days of desperation are over! Walmart Canada is proud to be the only
retailer in Canada to offer the Great Value Mint-X raccoon repellent garbage
"We're very pleased to be providing our customers with a safe and innovative
solution to what is often a very frustrating situation," added Ms Farwell.
"The Great Value Mint-X bag is one of those products that just makes sense."
Developed in partnership with Mint-X and Walmart Canada's Great Value private
label team, the Great Value Mint-X garbage bag comes in two formats - 30, 70
litre bags and 20, 121 litre bags, both $6.97 and now available at Walmart
stores across Canada.
"It's exciting to see the expansion of our Mint-X solution in the Canadian
market," said Jeff Dussich, Chief Operating Officer, Mint-X. "Mint-X bags are
already being used across the U.S., from New York to Los Angeles and they are
proven to be effective, even against the toughest raccoons in North America."
Mint has long been a home remedy for keeping rodents out of gardens, so the
key was to incorporate the smell of mint into the trash bags. Olfactory cues
are much keener in rodents than in humans and so much more important to their
survival. A rodent's nasal cavity is comprised of 50% olfactory tissue
compared to only 5% for humans. For this reason the mint scent is extremely
irritating to rodents, while appealing and refreshing to humans.
Great Value Mint-X bags are proven effective at repelling rodents because an
all natural, mint scented fragrance that is added to the plastic during the
manufacturing process. In a study conducted by the University of Maryland,
School of Medicine Comparative Medicine Program in 2011, two bags are placed
in a test area over a seven day period, one Mint-X bag and one standard
untreated bag, both filled with standardized food. In this test, the Mint-X
bag proved 100% repellence of raccoons, while the non-Mint-X bags were
penetrated 67% of the time.
About Walmart Canada
Walmart Canada operates a growing chain of more than 375 locations nationwide
serving more than one million customers each day, as well as its flagship
online store, www.walmart.ca, which is visited by over 250,000 Canadians
daily. With over 95,000 associates, Walmart Canada is one of Canada's largest
employers and is recognized by Waterstone Human Capital as having one of
Canada's top 10 corporate cultures. Walmart Canada is focused on helping
Canadian families in need. Since 1994, Walmart has donated and raised more
than $160 million to Canadian charities and not-for-profit organizations.
Additional company information can be found at walmartcanada.ca,
facebook.com/walmartcanada and at twitter.com/walmartcanada.
About Mint-X Corporation
Mint-X Corporation is the inventor of the world's only US EPA and Health
Canada PMRA registered trash bag that is proven to reduce the number of trash
bags torn by raccoons and rats. Based in New York City, Mint-X Trash Bags
were invented by one of the largest heavy duty trash bag distributors in the
Northeastern US, as a solution to the problem caused by rodents creating an
unsanitary mess when tearing through trash bags. Mint-X Trash Bags are
infused with a proprietary and patented mint scent, comprised of food grade,
plant derived essential oils. Additional company information can be found at
mint-x.com and mint-x.ca.
Have a question? Give us a call or send us an email:
Alex Roberton, Director Corporate Affairs and Social Media, Walmart Canada
firstname.lastname@example.org 416 526 0981
Jeff Dussich, Chief Operating Officer, Mint-X Jeff.email@example.com 877 646
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