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

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...

Down, Set, EAT! Preparing Your Customers for Super Bowl Parties

Get ready to strap on your party helmet and loosen up your belt buckles, it’s football time! In America, Super Bowl Sunday has become one of the largest at-home events of the year. With television and food as the focal points of the party, the menu is usually more casual as opposed to a formal sit-down dinner, allowing the food to be easily enjoyed without missing the game. This event is also a massive opportunity for food service establishments to prepare and sell increased quantities of taco dips, chicken wings, and other ready-to-serve foods! Rivaled only by the other pot-luck...

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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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...

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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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Advising Your Customers on the Benefits of Paper Towels vs. Hot Air Dryers

When it comes to cleanliness and the prevention of the spread of bacteria and viral infections, everyone will agree that hand-washing is hands-down one of the most important measures one can take. A less clear question is, which method of hand-drying is more effective in preventing the spread of germs? The answer is paper towels, according to a recent study from the Mayo Clinic published in the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. In a selling situation, it may be difficult to argue the benefits of paper towels over hot air dryers when the customer is price-sensitive. Many business...