Frequently Asked Questions
Please choose a topic below to get answers to our most common questions about our company and products.
1. Wild Oats Brand and Products
Our vision is simple. We’re creating products within the Natural or Organic arena that are available and affordable to everyone. The barriers to good living and eating can be daunting for millions of time-pressed, budget-strapped consumers. Yet, we know that consumers want quality food choices for themselves and their families. So Wild Oats is stepping up, and starting a movement to make it easier than ever for customers to access authentic and affordable products they might not normally be able to afford.
The Wild Oats brand has three lines of product, including
- Wild Oats Marketplace Organic, which adheres to USDA guidelines for organic certification, and currently represents nearly 90 percent of the line.
- Wild Oats Marketplace, whose items contain no artificial flavors,
- Wild Oats Marketplace Originals which offers new and uniquely preservatives or sweeteners, and no colors from artificial sources. formulated items.
You can view our products by clicking on specific product line links below
Right now you can buy Wild Oats fresh and ready-to-eat offerings such as milk, eggs, sandwiches, salads, ready-to-cook chicken and more at Fresh & Easy. At Walmart, we are currently focused on providing affordable pantry staples.
Our initial focus is on food.
We try to source our products from US manufacturers whenever possible. Currently, more than 85 percent of Wild Oats products are manufactured in the U.S. Examples of products not made in the U.S. include a pasta plant in Italy and a cookie maker in Canada.
Although we do not currently have an online listing of job postings, you can send your cover letter and résumé to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you if we have a relevant career opportunity.
2. All About Organic
Our goal is to deliver savings of at least 25 percent compared to other organic brands, and to price Wild Oats products at parity with conventional non-organic brands. In order to do this, we have found efficiencies in all aspects of our business that allow us to pass these savings on to our customers.
ALL Wild Oats Marketplace Organic brand items are USDA certified. Implemented in 2002 by the USDA, the National Organic Program regulates and enforces the standards for the use of the term “organic“ for all foods. Products with at least 95 percent organic ingredients can use the USDA certified organic seal on packaging. Thus, Wild Oats is held to the same standards as all other USDA certified organic products available in the U.S. at any other retailer. In fact, currently, close to 90 percent of all Wild Oats products are certified as organic.
There are several USDA-accredited, third-party organizations that are authorized to certify products as organic. Oregon Tilth, a nonprofit research and education organization, and Quality Assurance International (QAI) are two of the most frequently used third-party certification organizations. Both of these organizations are used to certify Wild Oats organic product lines.
3. Ingredients and Allergens
Major food allergens are identified on all labels in accordance with FDA regulations. In addition, all of our suppliers are required to have control programs in place at all times to test for and report all possible major food allergens. Regular annual audits also are conducted to make sure that suppliers continue to meet Wild Oats food safety guidelines, including those for major food allergen control.
No. Wild Oats products do not contain artificial flavors or preservatives, or colors from artificial sources. These “unnecessary” ingredients are included in our list of 125 ingredients that we prohibit from all of our products. You can review a complete list of our “125 No-No’s” here.
We always try to keep our products’ ingredient lists short and easy to pronounce. In addition, we prohibit 125 ingredients, which we deem to be unnecessary in the production of our products. You can review a complete list of our “125 No-No’s” here.
All Wild Oats canned products are packaged with BPA-free linings, with the exception of our soup. We’re actively working with the manufacturer to develop an alternative as soon as possible. Currently, the FDA says that the use of BPA in low doses is safe. This is a very important issue to us, so we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have additional information.
4. Where to Find Wild Oats
Walmart is the exclusive national retailer for Wild Oats. Select Wild Oats products, including organic fresh sandwiches and salads, organic milk and cage-free eggs, are also available at Fresh & Easy stores in Arizona, California and Nevada.
Wild Oats products are currently available in 2,000 select Walmart stores and online at Walmart.com.
Wild Oats products are not currently available in stores outside of the U.S. However, some of our products may be purchased online and shipped internationally via Walmart.com.
Our Wild Oats assortment varies by store, but it will continue to change and grow as we roll shoppers across the nation.