RJ Schinner's Sales Support Blog For Jan/San, Foodservice and Paper Distributors

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Fresh Products App is Refreshingly Helpful

Fresh Products, makers of highly-effective odor control products, urinal screens, and amusingly informative videos, are proud to introduce an all-new mobile app– complete with access to product information, sell sheets, videos, and more! More and more B2B manufacturers are understanding the importance of offering relevant information in one easy to access place, making it easier for sellers to find what they need from anywhere. Fresh Products has recognized the importance of on-the-go tools, and put together an app that will take the guesswork out of restroom refreshers. A Must-Have Resource Fresh Products’ app is both simple and informative.  It’s fast,...

SnowGo

Winter Innovation: Snow & Go Ice Melt

As the reality of winter settles in (thanks to the latest polar vortex taking hold of the US) it’s time to prepare for another season of widespread deep freezes. To help ease the pains of snow and ice removal this year, an innovative new product has entered the market to add to your customer’s arsenal. Introducing, Snow & Go! With a mixture that is only 1/3 salt, Snow & Go is a unique combination of ice-melting rock salt, and highly absorbent clay. This mixture serves a three-fold purpose: The salt melts the ice and snow The clay particles absorb the...

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A Product Guide for Ebola Disinfection

With the Ebola virus being one of the top news stories for several weeks now, the need for information regarding everyday disinfection has grown exponentially. Whether it’s the hospitality industry, transportation, education or healthcare, the fears of this deadly virus are not unfounded as it’s made its way onto US soil. Regardless of the industry served, the same general disinfection guidelines apply, and we have gathered all of the latest information needed to keep yourself and your customers informed and protected against the Ebola virus. General Guides to Disinfection The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control...

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Understanding Clorox Shelf Life and Decoding Date Codes

Did you know that many Clorox products are labeled with a manufactured date? Did you also know that this date corresponds to a specific Clorox Shelf Life for each product? This is intended to ensure the integrity of the product, in relation to both efficacy and performance. To maintain efficacy, inventory must be properly rotated (FIFO) to avoid any potential issues with expired product, as typically there are no returns on these products. Included below is a list of Clorox SKUs with their maximum shelf life, which should be used to monitor Clorox inventory. You can also view and download...

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RJ Schinner Featured in WDI Magazine!

RJ Schinner was recently featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Wholesale & Distribution International (WDI) Magazine! Read the full article, written by Jennifer Hopfinger, on their website here: http://www.wdimagazine.com/index.php/featured-content/244-r-j-schinner-co  or read the full article below. Aiming Big Paper products redistributor RJ Schinner is going national while staying true to it’s regional roots. Consolidation is part of the natural evolution of any industry. Smaller companies must grow or they’re gobbled up by bigger ones – until eventually the strongest come to dominate. Efficiencies are created, new geographies are tapped, better technologies emerge. But benefits are lost as well: high-touch service,...

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Incentivize Your Sales With Q4 Jan-San Rebates

Take the (Rebate) Money and Run As the calendar pages continue to fall from 2014, we find ourselves crossing over into the final quarter of the year. While most of us may have outgrown Trick-or-Treating, we’re never to old for tax-free incentives! Just in time for Halloween, the fourth quarter jan-san rebates are now available. Only a small fraction of eligible customers take advantage of these rebate offers, which equals out to hundreds of thousands of dollars left on the table each quarter. Don’t be someone who walks away from free money- if you’re buying it anyway, you may as...

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Getting a Handle on Plastic Bag Bans

In a previous post, we examined some important legislation that passed this summer focusing on polystyrene containers and cups.  Additionally, there has also been much momentum in the push for plastic bag bans in certain municipalities. Legislation like his has been attempted in the past, only to dissolve before it ever comes to fruition. Whether that is the case for this go-round has yet to be seen, but with the nature of the green movement it is highly likely that more environmental shifts will be occurring within the packaging industry. A perfect harbinger of change is the recent acquisition of Duro Bag...

urine remover

128 oz. Sprayer Adds to Clorox Urine Remover’s Cleaning Power

If you are unfamiliar with Clorox Urine Remover, now is definitely the time to learn about the product that is revolutionizing the removal of organic stains and odors. Besides being ideal for restrooms (including porous surfaces like grout) it can also be used on mattresses, carpets, laundry, and other absorbent soft surfaces without damage. Where other products have missed the mark, Urine Remover comes through as an odor fighting, stain removing hero. For more information on why the Clorox Urine Remover is so effective, read our prior post, New Clorox Urine Remover Takes on Unpleasant Jobs with Ease. Clorox Urine Remover’s...

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Working With Polystyrene Foam (EPS) Bans

This summer, a number of cities in the United States have passed Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) packaging legislation aimed at reducing the environmental impacts of those products in foodservice.  In this post, we will examine the bans passed this summer affecting polystyrene takeout containers and cups, while offering a number of alternatives for impacted customers. Local governments are becoming increasingly concerned with polystyrene foam in food packaging (although many argue that the effects of polystyrene foam on the environment are often overstated.) For a side by side comparison of polystyrene foam versus paper, check out our blog post: Foam or Paper? An...

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Genpak Reinvents Take-Out with Innovative Close-Off Dinner Container

Have you ever taken leftovers or a carry-out meal home in a portioned clamshell container, only to arrive home and find noodles in your dessert? It’s an unfortunate side effect of the segmented carry-out container, and one that restaurant owners try to circumvent with the use of portion containers and lids. While portion cups keep food where it belongs, it also equates to an added expense and another case of product in the kitchen. While this setup may be less than ideal, it is a best practice in ensuring that customers enjoy a meal that isn’t an impromptu casserole. While it...