Category: Foodservice

Empress Food Service Segment Expanding!

Over the last two years the Empress family of product has grown to offer several categories in the food service packaging arena, including gloves, cutlery, food trays, straws and stirrers, food service film, and paper plates.  Now, RJ Schinner is ready to introduce more additions to the food service segment with premium lines of Portion Cups, Deli Containers, Polystyrene Cups, Polypropylene Cups, PET Cups, Food Service Foil, Hot Cups and Empress Earth, a green line of products.   Quality products, great value and attractive packaging are what you will come to expect with all Empress products. Empress will allow our...

Don’t be left out in the Cold! Q1 2016 Vendor Rebates are Now Available!

Q1 2016 Vendor Rebates are Now Available Start off 2016 with more money in your pocket!  A new group  of money-making incentives and rebates are now available.  Distributors and End-Users can earn anywhere from $20 to $2000,  with popular customer favorites such as Ajax, Windex, Bounty, Dawn, Lysol, and Glade!  Check out the list below to see  how much you can earn, and what products qualify to earn rebates. Click on the links to view the rebates and start earning! Diversey Q1 Rebates Diversey U.S. Distributor True Savings Rebates– Distributors can earn up to $2000 in rebates on select popular products, with incentives of...

Celebrate 2015 International Clean Hands Week!

It’s International Clean Hands Week!  Keeping your hands clean is one of the most important and easiest ways to keep from getting sick and spreading germs to others. Stay healthy by celebrating International Clean Hands Week, September 20th-26th. Did you know? Nearly 22 million school days are lost due to the common cold alone. Some viruses and bacteria can live from 20 minutes up to 2 hours or more on surfaces like cafeteria tables, doorknobs, and desks. Improving your health is as easy as washing your hands. Hand-washing can reduce repertory illnesses in the general population by 21% according to...

Americo’s Full Cycle Floor Pads Win a Distributor Choice Award!

Americo® Manufacturing has won a Distributor Choice Award by Sanitary Maintenance! Distributors worldwide voted Americo’s Full Cycle™ floor pads, as a top innovation for 2015. The unique floor pads have been recognized with other industry awards such as, ISSA’s 2014 Innovation Award, NISSCO’s 2014 Sustainability Award, and The Cleaning Show’s 2015 Innovation Award earlier this year. (Sanitary Maintenence)   Americo has been manufacturing floor pads with 100% recycled fibers for well over a decade. 100% of the synthetic fiber used to manufacture their floor and hand pads come from recycled PET. The Full Cycle Floor Pads have taken this a...

Celebrate Earth Day with These Green Products!

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year. RJ Schinner has many products that are sustainable and green choices.  This post will touch on a few of them.  If you would like more information on other green choices, visit our Green Product Literature Page. There you will find sell sheets, brochures, and...

Solaris Paper Takes Positive Steps Toward Sustainability

Solaris Paper, a towel and tissue manufacturer is partnered with Asia Pulp & Paper as part of their vertical business model. Basically, APP grows, harvests and produces the pulp and paper which Solaris converts into quality away-from-home towel and tissue products. Solaris products include the Livi and Nvi lines of products. Historically, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) has faced some harsh criticism on it’s sustainability practices. They were the center of many environmental controversies about their deforestation practices, operations encroaching on protected wildlife and illegal logging of protected trees. Greenpeace held many campaigns against them, the FSC cut it’s ties...

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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...

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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...

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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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,...