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Purina Mills to Sell Small Animal Food in Walmart Stores

Posted: June 25, 2012, 7:55 p.m. EDT

Land O’Lakes subsidiary Purina Mills is launching a line of small animal food and treats in select Walmart stores, the St. Louis, Mo.-based company reported today.

Purina Little Wonders
Purina Mills is rolling out Purina Little Wonders Food and Purina Small Animals Treats in select Walmart stores.
Purina is marketing the small animal food and treats under the brands “Purina Little Wonders Food” and “Purina Small Animals Treats.”

The products include:

• Purina Little Wonders Guinea Pig Diet in 4 lbs.;
• Purina Little Wonders Rabbit Diet in 4 lbs.;
• Purina Little Wonders Gerbil and Hamster Diet in 2 lbs.;
• Purina Apple-Flavored Flips; and
• Purina Gourmet Bites with Tasty Vegetables.

The Apple-Flavored Flips and Gourmet Bites with Tasty Vegetables are formulated for several small animals, including gerbils, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and mice, Purina Mills said.

All of the products include a quality guarantee through which dissatisfied customers can return unused product within 30 days of purchase for a replacement or full refund.


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As a Purina Mills dealer, I must say that I disagree completely with Purina Mills decision to sell their product to Wal-mart. For years longer than most of us have been alive, Purina Mills has been a quality focused company. As anyone knows. Quantity not quality has become the mark of this retail giant. Maybe if Mr. Sam was still alive there would be a place for Purina Mills, as then there was also a place for the American dream. It seems to be that dollar signs drive us these days and truth, loyalty, honor, and patriotism has become a thing of the past. I am mad. I am frustrated. I don't know how to compete with these millions of dollars so easily thrown around by corporate conglomerates. Overall, I am a sad owner of Purina Mills today. For so long, I could say I was proud that you would not be able to find "our" Purina products in a big box store. Today for me..... is sad. Truly, maybe, the beginning of the downfall of a very old, prestigious company. Maybe some day soon we will be able to consult our local Wal-mart associate for matters concerning our horse and cattle, or even primates or crocodiles. With a foot in the door... the stomach turning future is a scary scary thing.
Sincerely, a still very proud dealer/owner and consumer of Purina Mills.
Posted: 8/1/2012 7:33:10 PM
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