After going to Albertson's, Safeway, and QFC Foods and finding a gaping hole in the bag section (where the Reynolds Hand-Vac and bags should be) at each store, I wrote to Reynolds Company and received the following response:
"We have made the difficult decision to discontinue manufacturing and distributing Reynolds® Handi-Vac® Vacuum Sealing Pumps and Bags. Product inventory has been depleted and is no longer available.
Reynolds is proud to have developed this breakthrough product for food storage but, regrettably, Handi-Vac is one of those great products that was unable to generate the consumer demand and profitability required to keep it in our product portfolio.
Thank you for your loyalty to this innovative product and for your continued support of Reynolds Consumer Products.
Karen, Reynolds Consumer Response
You have got to be kidding me! One of those really neat and useful innovations and they can it. It's like watching a well-written, engaging, and really entertaining television program...and the producers kill it because of perceived poor viewership. And then they replace it with a cheaper, no-writer, sitcom or reality show. Arrgh!
I guess a FoodSaver is in my immediate future.