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Rayovac Among Featured "Wisconsin's Own" Products at WalMart

- 1/25/2012


New in-store program praises products made in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wisconsin, January 25, 2012 – Finding and buying Made in Wisconsin products, like Rayovac Batteries, is now possible thanks to a new program hitting Walmart stores this week. Named “Wisconsin’s Own”, the effort showcases products produced in the state of Wisconsin.

The yearlong program will identify participating Wisconsin-produced products to customers through shelf tags and display signage. Demonstrating Walmart’s support for nearly 75,000 supplier jobs in the state, more than 100 brands and companies will be featured in the store’s displays.

Rayovac has been headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin for more than 100 years, with plants today in Portage and Fennimore, where Rayovac hearing aid and alkaline batteries are produced.

“Rayovac is proud to participate in this program with Wisconsin Walmart stores and to support Wisconsin’s economy,” said David Carlson, Director of Marketing Communications for Rayovac. “We’re thrilled that Walmart is encouraging its customers to buy Wisconsin’s Own.”

To buy Wisconsin-made items, look in participating Walmart stores for product shelf tags and end cap signs throughout the store, as well as a product display table and posters at store entrances with the “Wisconsin’s Own” logo.

About Rayovac

Rayovac is a worldwide leader in battery power and innovation.  Backed by a long history of bringing the latest innovations to the marketplace, Rayovac offers a full range of high-performance batteries to meet the power needs of today’s consumers.  From long-lasting alkaline batteries to advanced green rechargeable technology to the world’s top-selling, longest lasting mercury free hearing aid battery, Rayovac’s state-of-the-art products offer more power for the money.  The company also manufactures a wide selection of high-quality flashlights.  For more information, visit

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.

Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc., a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a diversified, global consumer products company and a leading supplier of batteries, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn & garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents and portable lighting. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, the Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, Remington®, Varta®, George Foreman®, Black & Decker®, Toastmaster®, Farberware®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, FURminator®, 8-in-1®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot® and Black Flag®. Spectrum Brands Holdings' products are sold by the world's top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in 130 countries around the world.  With 6,100 employees in 43 countries, Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of $3.2 billion fiscal 2011. For more information, visit