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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...

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...

Fifty Shades of Green! Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Day

While most places are still a dingy shade of brown, the greens of Spring are starting to pop up! One of the early harbingers of Spring is Earth Day, the annual celebration of conservation that has been observed on the 22nd of April every year since 1970. Year over year, the role of Earth Day has done it’s job in increasing awareness of more responsible consumerism, and taking better care of the environment. It all began with the Keep America Beautiful organization, established in 1953, which is the non-profit group responsible for the campaign that gave us the famous Iron...

Keeping Holidays Warm and Bright, With SternoCandleLamp

Have you ever been famished at a holiday party waiting patiently to finally eat, but by the time the food is served your meal is lukewarm, leaving a bitter taste of what could have been the best hot meal in a long time? What a disappointment! To avoid this hunger letdown, buffets are typically the preferred choice for many dining establishments, giving guests an assortment of hot, delicious food to choose from that’s ready to serve when they’re ready to eat! For the holidays, restaurants will be planning holiday buffets, caterers will be serving special events, bars and pubs will...

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Solaris Paper Announces Improvements to Hand Towels

Solaris Paper, formerly known as Oasis Brands, has rolled out product changes to select paper towel SKUs in an effort to continue their commitment to added value and sustainability for their paper products. These subtle modifications include adding a new product to the Livi VPG line and also enhancing the Livi Basic multi-fold towel. Read on to learn more about these changes, and understand how they’ll effect your customers.

A DSR’s Guide to Long-Term Care Facility Supplies – Part One

Fact: About 70% of Americans over the age of 65 years will need long-term care services during their lifetime. By 2020, this number is expected to exceed 12 million.  (Prudential Research Report: Long Term Care Cost Study, 2010.) The Baby Boomer generation is the largest US age demographic- in fact, over the next 20 years, the number of Americans age 65 and older will more than double to 71 million, comprising roughly 20% of the U.S. population. It’s not all senior citizens in LTC facilities, however. Did you know that a staggering 40% of people receiving long-term care are working-age...

Specialized Green Cleaning Products You Didn’t Know Existed

The market these days has been seeing a significant green shift in product choices- in any given retail store, there could be anywhere from one to five different manufacturers for green cleaning products! Years ago, if consumers wanted greener cleaning, they chose from baking soda, vinegar, or ammonia to clean. Now, there is a growing amount of more specialized options, giving customers nearly as much variety in eco-friendly cleaning lines as there are in traditional cleaning product lines! This is great news for your customers. Earth Friendly Products in Distribution One of the early innovators of green cleaning is Earth...

P&G Offers Easy DIY Sell Sheets for DSRs!

Procter & Gamble has recently released several sell sheets that can be easily customized for your specific customer base, and with a distributor’s unique product numbers.   There is even a space to add in a DSR’s own contact information and company logo!  These sheets are easily edited right in Adobe Reader and require no confusing file conversions saving you time while offering the ability to use a professional looking sell sheet, taking just a few minutes to finalize.  Simply verify the product name and then just add in the manufacturing number, ordering number, size, case/quantity, and contact information —...

Free Dial DUO Dispensers and Spiffs for DSRs!

Through the end of the year, Henkel is offering a special promotion on Dial DUO Foam Dispensers and soap! I know what you’re thinking- “My customer’s already have hand soap dispensers!” But did you know…1000 consumers were asked which soap dispenser they’d prefer to use in a public restroom, and 86% preferred Dial over GOJO or an unnamed dispenser. Now, as a DSR, you are eligible for a $3 Spiff per case on all new sales of Dial DUO refills! Customers, when asked why they prefer Dial, stated that they enjoy the smell, know the brand, and they appreciate the...