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

Raise a Glass for International Beer Day!

Did you know that the first Friday in August is International Beer Day? It only took almost 10,000 years to earn a day of recognition, but in 2007, two ale-loving guys decided that beer deserved it’s very own holiday. Beer has a long, rich history dating back to the earliest evidence of it’s existence in 7000 BC, and holds the title of the oldest recorded recipe in the history of mankind (thanks to the Sumerians.) That makes beer older than the domestication of the cow, and the invention of the wheel! Just think- before man ever even conceived of an...

Understanding Proper Glove Use in Healthcare Settings

Gloves are an important part of many of your customer’s safety and sanitation procedures. From healthcare to food service, to auto mechanics and nail technicians, wearing gloves not only protects the employee, but the customers or patients as well. What happens, though, when gloves are not being used properly? Are your customers using the right gloves, and practicing proper hand hygiene? A recent study shows that this may not be the case. According to a study published June 20th, 2013 by Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control, gloves were being used improperly 42% of the time in the healthcare settings observed....

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...

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New Clorox Urine Remover Takes on Unpleasant Jobs with Ease

Clorox has added a new cleaner to their arsenal of trusted chemicals! The all new Urine Remover is specially formulated to gently neutralize and remove urine and other bodily fluids safely from porous and non-porous surfaces. Unlike a general bathroom cleaner or bleach, it is ideal for use as an effective spot cleaner on anything from tile grout to bed sheets. Accidents happen, but the reality is, certain accidents are much more likely to offend and much more difficult to clean. It’s not surprising that 72% of American adults consider unpleasant odor to be the #1 cause of an “awful...

Grow Your Sales With Q3 Incentives!

Grow Your Sales With Q3 Incentives!

Today marks the beginning of the third quarter, which also means the roll-out of a fresh batch of money-making incentives and rebates! Distributors and End-Users can earn anywhere from $20 to several thousand dollars just for selling popular customer favorites such as Ajax, Windex, Bounty, Dawn, Lysol, and Glade Products! The breakdown below explains who’s paying you, how much you can earn, and what you need to sell to earn your cash. Click on the links to download or view the rebate coupons to start earning as soon as today, and keep earning until September 30! (The rebates are restricted...

RJ Schinner Has Gone Mobile, With a Free Smartphone App!

RJ Schinner Has Gone Mobile, With a Free Smartphone App!

Easily downloaded through Google Play or the App Store, the free productivity App is ideal for busy Distributor Sales Representatives on the go, and has all of the same great features as the blog, including: timely and relevant posts, literature by vendor downloads, training aides, and an easily searchable database accessible online as well as offline. Once downloaded, the App will display on the home screen of your smart phone — accessible anytime you need it, literally at your fingertips. No longer will you have to wait until you get back to the office to hunt for and send your...

Time is Almost Up for Q2 Incentives!

Time is Almost Up for Q2 Incentives!

On June 30th, the following quarterly incentives will be ending, meaning it’s time for wrapping up any last minute sales to qualify for redemption! Each listing below has the accompanying rebate coupons attached for your convenience. Open the link, download the PDF, and be sure to mail in the coupons with your invoices by the appropriate date. With hundreds of dollars of incentive money up for grabs, make those last minute sales and be sure to send your coupons in on time! Here is a recap of rebate and incentive offers ending June 30th: Duracell/Procell– The popular gift card offer...

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...