RJ Schinner's Sales Support Blog For Jan/San, Foodservice and Paper Distributors

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...

Remember to Order Custom Print Bags Before Holiday Shopping Season!

Remember to Order Custom Print Bags Before Holiday Shopping Season!

I know what you’re thinking- “It’s just getting nice out, it’s too early to think about holiday shopping season!” However, if you consider the fact that it can take up to 14 weeks for custom printed bags, that brings you to mid-September when many stores are already planning their holiday orders. Duro Bags, the world’s largest paper bag manufacturer, has very generous minimum order quantities for custom print, and lead times ranging from 8 to 14 weeks depending on the order. Print options for most Duro shopping bags include: Up to 6 color printing Only a 5000 bag minimum with...

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...

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...

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Reckitt’s Portion Control System Saves Customers Time and Money on Cleaning

It’s a well known fact that bulk products cost less per-unit than their smaller sized counterparts. The financial benefits of more product, less packaging is very appealing to most customers, especially in the cleaning industry. The downfalls of bulk chemicals, however, include: the messy spills when refilling poor portion control leads to overuse/underuse extra time spent pouring, measuring and mixing the added hazards of chemical contact Reckitt-Benckiser has developed a solution to these issues, making it easier, more efficient, and more economical to use bulk cleaning products without the downfalls of mixing. With the PRECISION BLEND Dilution System, customers will...

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...