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Mar 29, 201210:14 AMThe Tip Sheet

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Local Company Vies for Walmart Nod

Mar 29, 2012 - 10:14 AM
Local Company Vies for Walmart Nod

Bartlett-based American Paper Optics is part of a contest recently launched by Walmart to call attention to innovative retail products. The contest, dubbed "Get on the Shelf," offers the winning retailer a chance to sell its products in Walmart stores nationwide, as well as online at

American Paper Optics' entry is called the Holiday Magic 3D Viewer, a plastic toy that displays five different holiday images when held up to the light. The images include a snowman, Santa, reindeer, a snowflake, and a Christmas star. The viewer is among more than 4,000 product entries.

To participate in the first round of voting, visit by April 3. After that, 10 finalists will be chosen and a final  round of voting will begin on April 11.

American Paper Optics supplies 3-D products for movies, magazines, TV, theme park attractions, and more.

Apr 9, 2012 03:15 pm
 Posted by  Anonymous

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Finals run April 11 to 24... you can vote for Humankind Water by texting 4829 to 383838 and by going to and check out.

If we win, we'll save thousands of lives! We invite you to help be a part of this mission to save lives!


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