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

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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...

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Kutol Innovates and Improves Hand Care Products

Kutol Dispenser Upgrades When they received multiple comments that the base of the refill dock on the Counter-Mount Dispenser was causing some rusting issues, Kutol sought a solution.  They replaced the stainless steel sleeve with a chrome-plated pump housing, creating a more durable alternative.  Additionally, the pump assembly itself is now made of durable plastic parts. In addition to improving the pump, Kutol also eliminated the adhesive gasket on the base of the Pump Assembly, after determining that a bead of waterproof silicone caulk would hold up better over time.  For more information and a video tutorial, please see the...

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Power Through the Storm with Duracell/Procell!

Prepare for Anything with Duracell/Procell Preparedness can make all the difference both during and after a disaster. Not only an important part of any disaster tool kit, batteries are also an important part of our daily lives, year-round. During this season, however, preparedness is especially critical. In addition to warmth and sunshine, Summer is notorious for surprising us with wildfires, droughts, floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and anything else Mother Nature can throw our way. Oftentimes, these events lead to downed trees, power outages, building damage, road closures, and more. While most people have a general plan in place for for...

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Buzz Off! Summer Tips for Mosquito Control Awareness Week

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week When it comes to stopping mosquitoes, people will try almost anything.  Those blood sucking insects can ruin a camping trip, an outdoor BBQ, and just about anything that involves evening outdoor activity.  To raise awareness of the importance of controlling the mosquito population to reduce the number of diseases that people contract from them, the AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) has declared that this week to be National Mosquito Control Awareness Week! There are many suggestions online for “natural” repellents, but the majority of these have not been scientifically proven.  To help you find a real...

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Save Money and Grow Sales with Q3 Vendor Rebates

As the second quarter is winding down, it’s time to check out all the great rebate opportunities for third quarter.  As always, the quarterly vendor rebates can be found in our Knowledge Warehouse on the Quarterly Vendor Rebates page. Simply click on the vendor to see a listing of all their current rebate opportunities. To make it even easier to view the new third quarter rebates, a full listing of all them with a brief summary has been included below. Clorox Back-to-School Rebate – This end-user rebate offer is valid until the end of August and covers several cleaning products.  Purchase up to 3 cases...

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DSR’s Product Guide for Automotive Service Professionals Week

This week we salute those men and women whose knowledge and expertise keeps us on the road! The National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) has declared the week of June 9-15 to be National Automotive Service Professionals Week. Created in 2005, it’s a day where we stop and appreciate all of their hard work– for without them, the sales person’s journey from A to B would not be possible. Odds are, you spend more time being their customer than they spend being yours, but if you don’t already have a steady stream of Automotive Service Professionals on your list of customers, we’ve...

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GOJO’s New Dispenser App Makes Selling a Snap

A picture is worth a thousand words. You can describe a product to a customer all day, but every sales person knows that being able to demonstrate products or provide samples is much more effective in making a sale.  But…what if there was an app targeted towards DSRs, with the ability to show a customer how good a product would look in their business setting, without actually having to carry the product with you? Behold– the new GOJO® Virtual Dispenser app! Showing a virtual product helps make the job easier, by requiring less product to be carried with you while giving...

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Redefine Value with Empress Products

When it comes to the Away-From-Home category, the paper and foodservice options are seemingly endless. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, with wide variations in case packs, sheet counts, quality, sourcing, package design, price points, and brand recognition. Empress Products, a fairly new brand on the scene, accommodates many of your customer’s “must-have” attributes that they may not know about, as it quickly expands to include a multitude of new products.   What are Empress Products? The Empress Products brand was first introduced in August of 2013, and includes away-from-home paper and foodservice disposables. The line currently includes kitchen roll towels,...