Category: Foodservice

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...

Clorox Discontinues 182oz and 96oz 6.15% Bleach to Make Way for 8.25% Concentration

Clorox has chosen to discontinue production of the 6.15% Ultra Concentrated Bleach. The formula offered has transitioned to an 8.25% sodium hypochlorite concentration, which will now be sold in 64oz (#31009) and 121oz (#30966) bottles, replacing the 96oz and 182oz bottles. (View Sell Sheet here.) Why the change? 1. Increased kill claims: New 5 minute C. Diff kill time 39 vs. 38 kill claims 3 vs. 1 influenza kill claim 2. Better disinfecting value: 20% use cost savings in 121 oz pkg. 13% use cost savings in 64 oz pkg. New 1/2 cup vs. 1 cup dilution 3. Better bottle...

Solaris Receives Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation for Nvi Dispensers

Solaris Receives Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-of-Use Commendation for Nvi Dispensers

For a person with arthritis, simple daily tasks can be daunting. Things that most people take for granted, such as opening a soda can, writing out a check, or even using the bathroom, can be difficult and painful undertakings when your joints are afflicted with the pain and swelling caused by arthritis. Solaris Paper has not overlooked this fact, and has adopted innovative technology to develop the new Nvi dispenser that electronically releases bath tissue for use in public restrooms. The dispenser has received the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease-Of-Use Commendation, which is a recognized distinction that serves to endorse the products...

A Seller’s Guide to Summer Parties- Part 2

As a continuation of A Seller’s Guide to Summer Parties- Part 1 which addressed tableware and food service supplies, this post wraps up all of the other supplies, cookware, and clean-up products that take a party from good to great- before, during, and after the celebration. A good party is often judged by what the guests actually see and experience, but more often than not, it is the preparation and work on the back end of the party that determines how successful it will be. The following product categories are critical to any good party. Helping your customers select the...

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...

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...

Help Your Customers Make Spring Grilling Easy- with BBQ Buddy!

With Spring right around the corner, it’s that time of year to start daydreaming of tailgating, outdoor parties and trips to the beach. Is there a better way to welcome in the warm weather than firing up the grill for the first time of the year?  The deliciously smoky scent of food grilling is a sure harbinger of Spring…and with those days coming sooner than we realize, it’s time to make sure that your customers are stocked up and prepared for the biggest outdoor cooking season of the year. Novelis has an excitingly innovative product that offers a perfect solution...

P&G Case Pack Change to Dawn and Joy Reflects Commitment to Sustainability

Proctor & Gamble is converting case packaging of their 1 Gallon bottles of Dawn and Joy Commercial Dishwashing detergents. The change is no surprise to many in the industry, as the current industry standard uses case packs of 4/1 Gallon, whereas Dawn and Joy, until recently, was sold in 3/1 gallon case packs. Nothing about the product itself or the individual bottles’ packaging will change, but the case pack change does support P&G’s commitment to sustainability. P&G’s sustainability/operations goal for the future is as follows: “Deliver an additional 20% reduction in energy consumption, CO2 emissions, disposed waste and water consumption...