Category: cleaning

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...

Who Won Product of the Year for 2013?

Product of the Year USA honored the nation’s most innovative consumer packaged goods of 2013 at its fifth annual Awards Ceremony, held in New York City on Tuesday, Feb. 12th. So, which products were chosen? With 50,000 consumers weighing in, Reckitt-Benckiser received accolades for two innovative and exciting products- FINISH® QUANTUM™ with New Power Gel and RESOLVE® All-Stains were among the top brands awarded at the ceremony! RJ Schinner currently carries the commercial packaging of Resolve in RTU as well as bulk sizes. “Every year, new products are introduced into the marketplace and shoppers spend an extraordinary amount of time...

As New Norovirus Strain Spreads, Are Your Customers Protected?

According to the CDC, a new strain of the norovirus is circulating in the US. As though a tougher flu season isn’t bad enough, the norovirus (which is often confused with the flu) is adding to the uptick in illnesses this winter with the new strain (GII.4 Sydney) being held responsible for  the outbreak that occurred on the vacation cruise line Queen Mary 2, as well as 58% of all norovirus outbreaks in December. Norovirus, often referred to as “stomach flu,” is an illness unrelated to influenza that attacks the intestinal tract with symptoms such as painful inflammation, nausea, vomiting...

5 Basic Flu Survival Tips for DSRs

DSRs and salespeople in general are especially susceptible to getting sick, as are their customers. When you consider all of the handshaking, surface-touching and traveling that occurs on a daily basis, the likelihood of contact with flu-infected people as well as the odds of passing it on are quite high compared to the average person. This is of most concern throughout the winter season, and this year in particular as the US faces the highest incidences of flu in recent history. According to an article on USNews.com, “CDC data shows this year’s flu has struck early and often. Doctor visits...

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DSR/End User Incentives and Travel Contest From Diversey to Brighten Your Day!

Maximize your sales dollars, and encourage increased sales with several incentives from Diversey! Valid until June 30th are three offers each for both DSRs and End Users, and valid until March 31st is an exciting travel reward program that rewards top selling DSRs with a $5000 prize from Travel By Design. To promote the launch of the Sun Products line of laundry, dish and multipurpose cleaners, DSRs as well as End Users are eligible to receive up to $1000 in true savings, or $500 in spiffs for sales of Sun Products between now and June 30th. To be eligible for...

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Performance Plus Pink Dish Soap Now Available in 5 Gallon Pail!

By popular demand, RJ Schinner’s Performance Plus pink dish soap is now available in an economical 5 gallon package. For products that are used frequently, such as dish soap, having multiple bottles to store and later dispose of is not always convenient. Oftentimes, a refill bottle that can be filled with a bulk supply of soap is easier, more convenient, and overall more economical with the added benefit of less packaging waste. A new sell sheet is also available for Performance Plus 5 gallon pails, and can be downloaded here, or found under Performance Plus on our Literature by Vendor...

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Helping Your Customers Reduce Flu Incidences in Just 30 Seconds

Now in full swing, this year’s flu (H3N2) in particular has been quite severe- with a 6.2% increase in incidence over last year, as shown on the map to the left. With your customers surely looking for ways to minimize their risks, Reckitt-Benckiser has issued a brand new sell sheet for Lysol Professional products– specifically for cold and flu season! On the sell sheet are various options for antimicrobial cleaning, with a 30-second kill claim guarantee for H1N1 and H3N2, as well as 50 other microorganisms. There are few things in life that come with a full guarantee. One guarantee...

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New Literature From Chicopee Now Available!

New sell sheets and brochures are now available on our Literature by Vendor page from Chicopee, an innovative manufacturer of non-woven fabrics used in foodservice, healthcare, and industrial applications. From their website: For more than a century, the name Chicopee® has been synonymous with unrivaled expertise in wiping applications and pioneering technologies. The company has a rich history of inventing, developing and successfully marketing wipes products designed to meet ever-evolving consumer and professional needs. Today, as a company of PGI, Chicopee® continues to uphold its legacy of innovation by providing the industry’s most established and trusted brands. Chicopee offers several...

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Have You Prepared Your Customers for This Year’s Agressive Flu Strain?

The flu is no joke- every year during flu season thousands of people across the country miss work, lose pay, visit the doctor, and some are even hospitalized or die on account of a pesky little virus. According to the CDC website, this year’s strain of swine flu, called H3N2v, has the CDC concerned for several reasons: First, infections with influenza viruses (including variant viruses like H3N2v) can sometimes cause severe disease, even in healthy people. This can include complications (like pneumonia), which can require hospitalization, and sometimes result in death. Second, this virus seems to spread more easily to...

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Offering the Best in Hospitality for Holiday Travel Season

It’s true what they say- there’s no place like home for the holidays! However, with the busy travel season upon us, it isn’t always possible to enjoy the comforts of home. Celebrating the holidays often means traveling to see family and friends, who aren’t always conveniently located. Fortunately, the hospitality industry offers places around the country that assimilate home, as a sometimes-preferred alternative to staying with relatives. Hotels and motels experience a bit of a revolving door this time of year, happily accommodating holiday travelers who are busy spreading their yuletide joy. It is critical for these establishments to be...