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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...

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...

Bigger Savings, Better Sales with Quarterly Rebates!

Bigger Savings, Better Sales with Quarterly Rebates!

Yesterday marked the beginning of the 2nd Quarter, and with a new quarter comes new Quarterly Incentives! Rebates and incentives are huge growth stimulators for distributors, offering a way for DSRs to increase sales while earning bonus money for doing so. The results are two-fold; the rebates are often extended to the End Users as well, giving them a greater incentive to purchase more products, which also adds to the DSR’s earnings! The following 2nd Quarter Incentives and Rebates have been made available for download on our blog, and are available in the menu listed on the right side of...

Clorox Re-Brands Dispatch Products

Your customers may have already noticed an exciting new packaging change from Clorox, which became effective at the beginning of this year. The DISPATCH line of products, which are geared towards healthcare use, are now being re-branded as Clorox Healthcare. This change only effects the name and packaging, as the product itself including the formula, kill claims, and EPA-registration numbers will remain the same, as will UPCs and pricing. The following UPC’s will now feature the new look, and the Clorox Healthcare name: Clorox Healthcare 32 oz. Spray- UPC 2996968970 Clorox Healthcare 32oz. Pull Top- UPC 2996968832 Clorox Healthcare 128oz....

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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All New from Anchor! The Best in Food Packaging for Your Customers

Are your customers looking for the best and most innovative foodservice packaging available? The following Press Release, issued by Anchor Packaging on Monday, announced the “All New Anchor Culinary Classics® Convertible Containers”: “(St. Louis, MO) January 14, 2013 –Delivering the same upscale quality you have come to expect from the Anchor Packaging Culinary Classics® line, these redesigned products are now available with a consumer-removable, perforated, hinged lid. Available as 9” x 9” and 9.5” x 10.5” in either 1 or 3 compartments, the six containers comprising this product line can handle temperatures up to 230F, and may be staged under...