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

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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,...

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Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaner Kill Claim

We have exciting news regarding Clorox Healthcare Bleach Germicidal Cleaners!  The EPA has reinstated their claim that the Germicidal Cleaners can kill the C. diff spore in 5 minutes.  C. diff (Clostridium difficile) causes diarrhea and is spread through hand contact.  People in a healthcare environment are at a greater risk especially when present for longer periods of time. The following is part of a press release from Clorox with more details: We are very pleased to inform you that Clorox, with the approval of the EPA, has reinstated the C. difficile spore kill claim to the product label of the Clorox...

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Long Live the Small Business!

In an industry that seems to constantly cannibalize itself, it may seem as though hope for small business longevity in the world of wholesale distribution is fading fast. Worry not! Small businesses still have a lot of clout in the industry, and in spite of giants like AmazonSupply threatening the Mom-and-Pop-shop’s livelihood, the small business is as strong as ever. This week is National Small Business Week, and in celebration of the small businesses that keep our industry thriving, here are some stats to prove that “small” does not necessarily mean weak or powerless! According to Forbes Magazine: 99% of...

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Cast Your Vote for Manager of Distinction!

Facilities Cleaning Decisions magazine is looking for your nominations! Do you have an in-house department manager who is deserving of recognition? Are you yourself a hard-working department manager in the Jan/San industry? Read on for details on how you (or your peer) could be recognized in the upcoming issue of Facility Cleaning Decisions as a Manger of Distinction! Nominations must be received by May 28. See below for additional details from CleanLink. From now until May 28th, nominate yourself or a peer as a Manager of Distinction. After all, our industry needs some kudos! The more details you provide, the...

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Lysol APC with Bleach – Coming Soon, to Distribution!

According to the CDC, Norovirus is the leading cause of illness from contaminated food, while C. Diff (clostridium difficile), a dangerous HAI (hospital-acquired infection), is linked to over half a million illnesses each year and is growing harder to treat. These diseases spread through typical methods, such as not washing hands or using gloves properly, and then surfaces become contaminated from dirty hands– easily spreading these diseases to food and people (CDC). Stopping this spread is imperative, which is why Reckitt-Benckiser has developed the new Lysol Professional APC with Bleach for hard surfaces, which is effective in killing C. Diff spores in...

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Introducing Empress Products- Upscale Options for Distributors

Let’s face it- the foodservice supply market has a plethora of options for today’s distributor. In following the good-better-best model, it’s ideal to have a range of products and price points to suit a variety of end-user needs and budgets. But what about a customer who demands high quality, upscale products at a value price? Empress Products has the solution. Introducing, a full line of high quality foodservice and paper products designed with the customer in mind! The products and packaging sport a high-end, attractive design, and the products themselves are comparable to national brands– with the price point of...