Category: literature

Preparing a Toolkit for Cold and Flu Season

If this winter will be anything like last year, the majority of the country should be preparing for a long, cold, snowy winter. (Great for shovel sales, bad for us.) As you would expect, being cooped up indoors for months on end with the heat blasting creates a perfect environment for germs to shack up with their unwilling hosts. While the CDC jury is still out on the severity of this year’s flu season, it’s always better to prepare for the worst, especially considering we may be in for a rough season overall. In the sales and distribution industry, the...

Simplify Sanitation with Steramine 1-G Tablets

Would you have a pint of beer with a perfect stranger? What if you had to share the same cup? I’m sure most people would cringe at the idea, simply because you just never know where that mouth has been. That is exactly why in commercial applications, the law requires a third sink sanitation system. Without this important third step, infectious diseases can easily be spread through beer glasses, spoons, or anything that comes in contact with a stranger’s bodily fluids. There’s a conveniently packaged, pre-portioned product on the market for sanitizing purposes called Steramine 1-G. In a handy tablet...

Make Your Customer’s Trash Your Business!

Everyone has trash. As a distributor sales representative, it’s up to you to really dive in and get to know your customer’s garbage! Now, I’m not implying that you become nosy, or that you physically dive in and swim around in refuse (unless of course you’re into that sort of thing.) In fact, knowing your customer’s garbage is as easy as downloading a training app from Heritage Bag, designed to turn garbage greenhorns into can liner consultants! With this one, convenient app you can become a garbage solutions expert, readily advising your customers on the pros and cons of the...

Prepare Your Customers For the Seasonal Harvest!

While it’s winding down, it is still summertime, and along with that comes the best time of year for seasonal fruits and vegetables! As we get closer to fall, the cornucopia will be overflowing with the results of the summer harvest, leading to an increase in fruits and vegetable sold, bought, and consumed. This is the time of year to take advantage of this seasonal trend, and promote the goods needed to accommodate your customer’s fresh-picked bounty. The journey from the farm to the store or restaurant is the easy part, as everything travels in bushels. Once it reaches the...

Help Your Customers Go Green, with Green Literature!

It’s a vastly different world than it was 40 years ago. “Tree-Hugger” is no longer an insult in today’s society- in fact, it’s those people not hugging trees that are chastised! Between government regulations to reduce emissions, and societal perceptions of corporate sustainability, being green is becoming more important than ever. The green economy is actually expected to get even greener, with expected industry growth over the next 5 years to be an annual average of 5.2% according to a study performed by IBISWorld. As the economy overall recovers, more and more companies are willing to spend a little bit...

urine remover

New Clorox Urine Remover Takes on Unpleasant Jobs with Ease

Clorox has added a new cleaner to their arsenal of trusted chemicals! The all new Urine Remover is specially formulated to gently neutralize and remove urine and other bodily fluids safely from porous and non-porous surfaces. Unlike a general bathroom cleaner or bleach, it is ideal for use as an effective spot cleaner on anything from tile grout to bed sheets. Accidents happen, but the reality is, certain accidents are much more likely to offend and much more difficult to clean. It’s not surprising that 72% of American adults consider unpleasant odor to be the #1 cause of an “awful...

A Seller’s Guide to Summer Parties- Part 1

Coming up in just over a week is the official Summer Season kick-off- Memorial Day! This unofficial start to party season means that everyone from grocers to caterers are readying themselves for their busiest season of the year. There will be graduation parties, weddings, Father’s Day, Independence Day, company picnics, baby showers, bridal showers, birthdays, and labor day all celebrated over the next few months. One thing that these parties all have in common is that they will all require a high degree of preparation to be successful- that is where you come in. Having the right products at the...

A Natural Whiteboard Cleaner, Perfect for School Bid Season

A Natural Whiteboard Cleaner, Perfect for School Bid Season

Gone are the days of students having to take turns clapping the dust from erasers, or washing the dusty residue from the chalkboard. I sometimes miss the smell of chalk dust from my childhood, but it’s nice to know that students today are seldom exposed to chalk-dust inhalants, as most schools have replaced the old dusty blackboard with modern, cleaner whiteboards. Whiteboards are much easier to read, don’t have occasionally piercing screeches of chalk, and are much easier to keep clean. After several weeks of constant usage, however, even a brand new whiteboard is subject to ghosting, a phenomenon caused...

Clorox Innovates Cleaning with New Smart Tube Bottles

As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for,” but with certain cleaning products packaging design, that isn’t always true. Have you ever had to consolidate partial bottles because they were too empty to work properly? Have you had to tilt the sprayer at awkward angles just to squeeze out those last few drops or avoid misfires? Or worse yet, have you just thrown away the entire bottle with product still in it-  just because your spray tube wasn’t long enough to reach the bottom? Clorox recognized that this problem was generally universal when it comes to the current...

Earth Friendly Products Put “Green” on the Silver Screen

Happy Earth Day! Today is a day of celebration and dedication to conserve and preserve our planet’s resources and beauty. As the green movement gains momentum throughout the cleaning industry, it’s a perfect day to shine the spotlight on one of the industry’s greenest companies. Unlike other manufacturers who have just recently begun producing green products, Earth Friendly Products got started in 1967 when the word “green” still referred to the color. Formerly known as Venus Laboratories, Earth Friendly Products manufactures green cleaning products and personal care products that are entirely free of 1,4-dioxane, formaldehyde, phosphates, caustics, chlorine bleach, and...