Walmart not selling Clear Care now

on January 25th, 2011 | Filed under Optoblog

UPDATE 2-26-2011: Ciba and Walmart came to an agreement, and ClearCare will soon be available at your nearest Walmart very soon if it’s not there already.

Walmart will sell out their existing stock of ClearCare, but won’t be reordering more. Here’s from the memo dated 1-24-2011:

  • Jan 1, 2001 Ciba Vision has incorporated a substantial cost increase to their Clear Care items throughout the industry.
  • We take any and all cost increases very seriously especially if the supplier is unable to justify the significant increase completely.
  • In the interest of our customers, we will not carry Clear Care until this matter is resolved.

They go on to suggest that the V.C. associates can ask the Doctor Partners to recommend a suitable alternative product.

Isn’t this what happened to Rubbermaid?

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4 Comments

4 Responses to “Walmart not selling Clear Care now”

  1. KELLY BUCKMASTER says:

    😛 GOOD FOR WALMART FOR STANDING UP TO THEM TO THOSE WHO WANT TO RAISE COSTS BUT NOT EXPLAIN WHY. YAY WALMART

  2. eye doctor says:

    Big shock, Walmart being a bully yet again. That company is a joke and as a revolt against walmart I’m going to start selling clear care in my office since I recommend it to most of my patients anyhow. screw them.

  3. Robert Brown says:

    Isn’t this what free market is all about? the CONSUMER votes with their pocket book and will find alternatives (lower prices somewhere else) . For me to walk OUT of Wal-Mart to another store gives me opportunity to buy other things from that other store as well. Bad move Wal mart!

  4. @ RB, you forget that in a free market, the shopkeeper can pick and choose what he wants to sell. By the way, they’ve settled on an agreement, and ClearCare will again be in your Walmart very soon. I’ll update the original post.

    But I do agree that with a product as unique and useful as ClearCare, Walmart may have been unwise to force people to look for it in other stores.