IMPORTANT VENDOR NEWS!
Updated: February 7, 2017
Information for WIC-Allowed Grocery Stores & Pharmacies
MN WIC Program
WIC MATTERS Newsletter for Vendors January 2017 Edition
The January 2017 Edition of the WIC Matters Newsletter for Vendors has recently been mailed out to every retail food vendor in the State. This edition includes information on the food change and voucher wording changes beginning March 6, 2017. The newsletter can be viewed online at:
2017-2108 MN WIC Shopping Guide Effective March 6, 2017
The MN WIC Shopping Guide has been updated and is effective March 6, 2017. Shopping guides will be sent to all stores in February. The updated shopping guide can be previewed on line at:
Updated Materials Available Soon
Other materials are being updated to reflect the WIC allowed food changes to the 2017-2018 MN WIC Shopping Guide. This includes:
- The MN WIC Shopping Guide translated to Spanish
- The one page laminated food guide for cashiers (this will be available in both English and Spanish)
- Shelf label packets
We will let stores know when these materials are available to order.
Updated Medical Formula Price List February 2017
The Medical Formula Price List has been updated to reflect the following price changes:
- Ensure Clear - apple and peach discontinued, UPCs removed
- Price changes for Similac Neosure RTF quarts and 13.1 oz. powder
This updated list can be found on our website at:
If you have questions, please contact Rick Chiat at (651) 201-4401 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maximum Price Lists Updated
The most current maximum price lists, including the medical formula price list, can be accessed from the following webpage:
If you have questions, please contact Rick Chiat at (651) 201-4401 or by email at: email@example.com.
UPC/Product Updates Posted
The latest updates to the WIC-Allowed Foods are posted on our website. UPC updates can be found at:
Once on this page, click on the following section found near the top of the page:
The newest updates are at the top of the list.
If you would like to receive notification when these UPC changes are posted to our website, or if you have any questions regarding the WIC-Allowed Foods, please contact Karilyn Schrankler at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information below was updated on or before 12/27/2016.
WIC MATTERS Newsletter for Vendors September 2016 Edition
The September 2016 edition of the WIC Matters Newsletter for Vendors has recently been mailed out to every retail food vendor in the State. This edition includes:
- A special training section for cashiers and store staff
- Results from the 2016 WIC vendor survey
- WIC vendor reauthorization information
- Information on the next Shelf Price Survey Due October 25, 2016
- Updates on eWIC, the Rules and the MN WIC My Food Finder App
- Information on the new shelf labels available
- Upcoming changes to voucher wording
This training edition of the newsletter includes important training information that should be The newsletter can be viewed online at:
Information below was updated on or before 10/13/2016.
Shelf Labels with Blank Space for Price
A new shelf label is now available that identifies an item as WIC allowed and has a space for the store to enter a price for that item. An example of this label is found below and is available to order from our website at:
New Online Cashier Training Module Available
Looking for a new resource to help train your cashiers? Try the new "Accepting WIC Vouchers" module. The module is interactive and will help teach cashiers everything they need to know about WIC, including how to tell if foods are WIC allowed, how to transact WIC vouchers, and how to provide excellent customer service to WIC customers. The module is available on our website at: http://www.health.state.mn.us/wic/vendor/training/modules/index.html