Charitable bottled water company claims top prize in Walmart contest
SAN BRUNO, Calif. — HumanKind Water, PlateTopper and SnapIt Eyeglass Repair Kit have the distinction of being the winners of Walmart's Get on the Shelf contest — beating out more than 4,000 inventors, entrepreneurs and small businesses to claim the coveted prize of being carried in Walmart's U.S. stores, as well as on Walmart.com.
HumanKind Water, a bottled water company that gives 100% of its net profits towards clean drinking water for underdeveloped communities worldwide, was the grand-prize winner. PlateTopper, a kitchen product that transforms dinner plates into airtight food storage containers, came in second. SnapIt Eyeglass Repair Kit, a screw kit to fix glasses in 30 seconds, was the third winner. All three products will be available on Walmart.com and HumanKind Water also will be on physical shelves in select Walmart's U.S. stores soon.
"Get on the Shelf has brought out the best in American ingenuity and creativity with products that are clever, fun and useful," said Joel Anderson, president and CEO of Walmart.com. "The three winners demonstrated a deep passion, incredible imagination, and sheer persistence in their journey. We congratulate them and are proud to carry their products at Walmart."
Get on the Shelf, a program from @WalmartLabs, launched in January, where contestants sent in videos of their latest inventions to be voted on by the public. For more information, visit Getontheshelf.com.