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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington businessman hopes his product will soon hit the shelves nationwide. Walmart is sponsoring a contest that gives entrepreneurs a chance to launch their product in the mega-chain’s stores.

For Jason Walter, getting his creation Hangover Gone Deterrent and Detox Shot into a store like Walmart is something he can’t do afford to do on his own.

“The product sells,” Walter said. “It performs great. It sells really well. It’s just getting the financial backing that you really need to get into the national chains.”

But now, money isn’t a concern. Walmart has launched a “Get on the Shelf” contest. Walter heard about it from friends and quickly entered a video of his product, which is now featured on the “Get on the Shelf” website.

“It’s a big deal, and there’s a lot to go with that, and they say they’ll help with logistics and even financing, so it is a great opportunity,” Walter said.

Right now, Hangover Gone is sold locally in some convenience stores, and even in a few small stores across the nation. It’s been available since late 2010.

Hangover Gone was created by chance. Jason was actually trying to come up with a detox drink.

“In all the research, I found the toxin that alcohol leaves in your body and some of the components that build up your body’s ability to break down that toxin and I thought, that’s a huge market share,” Walter said.

So, he manufactured it and even found some distributors to carry it. Now he hopes people will support a local product by giving it national exposure.

Here’s a fun fact: Walter got his product into the celebrity gift bags at the Daytime Emmy Awards. After that, one soap opera couple contacted him and requested some Hangover Gone for their wedding favors.

Click here if you’d like to vote or check out the other products in the “Get on the Shelf” contest.

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  • Guest21

    I seriously doubt if Wal Mart will stock an item that encourages alcohol abuse to the point that you need to “detox”. Too bad this person could not have come up with a more useful product.

  • Steven Klein

    This is a thank you to Walmart for giving more than 4000 American Entrepreneurs an opportunity to win a space on their shelves. Here’s another wonderful product hoping to win this competition. May the best product win!

    The Eco-Connect Bottle System repurposes empty water bottles and will reduce the number of plastic bottles in landfills, inspire creativity in children, provide impoverished children around the world with playthings, and help people insulate their homes, especially victims of natural disasters.

    If water bottles featuring this simple patented technology were donated to Haiti, the children could build simple toys and soccer goals from the empties. Then the empties could be utilized as building insulation to help rebuild the nation. Right now, the millions of water bottles that were donated to Haiti are just clogging up their landfills.

    My entry video and voting link is:


    Or text 3199 to 383838.

    With appreciation,
    Steven Klein


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