Betco Corporation Sets Sights on Expansion via Acquisition

Bowling Green, Ohio — Family-owned specialty chemical and equipment manufacturer Betco® Corporation is actively seeking opportunities to diversify and acquire culturally aligned businesses. As a part of its growth strategy, its core objective will help it expand its existing products…

Setting the Stage

— By Joe Bshero — Common carpet care myths debunked.   In today’s competitive marketplace, it’s important to give retail customers a quality shopping experience. Some companies do so by focusing on easy-to-navigate store layouts, while others offer in-store dining…

Defeating the Virus, Together

— By Patricia Olinger —   The virus doesn’t care — and we all know which virus I’m talking about. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease COVID-19, does not care about politics, an individual’s socioeconomic status, race, gender, sexual…

Commercial Cleaning Post-COVID

— By Adam Povlitz — Best practices and applying lessons learned during COVID-19 to commercial cleaning.   For a time, the COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an era of remorseless uncertainty, and every industry across the nation grappled with how to…

Kaivac Hires New Vice President of Marketing

Hamilton, Ohio — Kaivac, developers of the No-Touch Cleaning® system and other smart cleaning machines, has appointed Keith Hartman to be the company’s vice president of marketing. He will be replacing long-time vice president of marketing, Tom Morrison, who is…

Sanitize & Design

— By Andrea Lisbona — Best practices for long term PPE implementation in retail design.   Prior to the pandemic, it would have been rare to consider PPE like hand sanitizer, plexiglass barriers and masks as critical elements in enhancing…

What “Clean” Means

— By Chris Gurreri —   How restaurants can rise to the raised expectations of what “clean” means in a post-pandemic world.   The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened everyone’s awareness of everyday actions, from breathing to touching doorknobs. One area…

Excel Dryer Welcomes New Director of Marketing

East Longmeadow, Mass. — Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, has added a new director of marketing to the team. A seasoned professional with 24 years of experience, Tony Ieraci will be responsible for helping Excel Dryer…

New Standard of Safety

— By David Vigil — Embracing consumer demand for a new standard of safety and hygiene.   Retail and restaurant leaders understand the importance of customer service, but amidst the events of the past 12 months, a greater focus has…

Spray, Fog or Clean

— By Robert Kravitz — Exploring three cleaning technologies that have taken center stage since the pandemic began.   An entire floor of a high-rise office building in Chicago is rented out to a global, “virtual” office company. Most of…

A Fresh Start

— By Melissa Hard — Restaurant cleaning in a post-COVID era.   As the saying goes, every cloud — even a very dark cloud like COVID-19 — has its silver lining. This is undoubtedly true in the restaurant and hospitality…

Show Me State

— By Patrick Scheb —   Keeping customers safe and happy: It all starts with a clean restroom.     Does anyone know a restaurant that is following social distancing?” “Are there retailers that are taking safety precautions seriously?” “Which…

High & Dry

— By Frederic Perreault —   Hand hygiene is a two-part process.   While COVID-19 has brought the importance of hand washing to the forefront of discussions about how to stop the spread of germs and bacteria, a critical element…

Clean Eating

— By John Goetz — Removing the fear from food: foodborne illness and prevention best practices.   Foodborne illnesses can wreak havoc on the foodservice industry and its patrons. One in 10 people fall ill every year from eating contaminated…

Imperial Dade Expands West Coast Presence with New Acquisition

Jersey City, N.J. and Redlands, Calif. — Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies, has acquired P&R Paper Supply (P&R). The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s West Coast presence while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to…

Touchless Tips

— By Jon Dommisse — Six ways the pandemic is transforming restroom design.   The global pandemic of COVID-19 is fast-tracking infection control technologies and products in public restrooms. While cleanliness has always been a goal in designing restrooms, coronavirus…

Inspecting Disinfectants

— By Marc Ferguson — A closer look at electrostatic sprayers. Of all industries, COVID-19 has impacted the hospitality industry just about the hardest. Now, as restaurants around the country begin to reopen, most are taking several steps to ensure…

Beware the Pandemic Profiteer

— By Thomas Holland —   When you need disinfection and you need it fast, you have to be careful.   As restaurants, retailers and other businesses reopen across the country, they are doing everything in their power to help…

All Hands On Deck

— By Fabio Vitali — Protecting your brand in a precarious time.   As businesses open their doors following COVID-19-related closures, they face a range of new challenges. From sourcing essential supplies and meeting the increased demand for cleaning to…

ServiceMaster Launches New Anti-Microbial Service

Memphis, Tenn. — ServiceMaster Brands, a leading provider of essential cleaning and disinfecting services to homes and businesses, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Goldshield Technologies, maker of proprietary antiseptic and anti-microbial products that actively kill microorganisms on surfaces…

How to Reopen Safely

— By Mark Beeston —   Why UV-C sanitizing solutions will save stores and restaurants as they reopen.   COVID-19 has impacted every industry, especially restaurants and retail stores. In March, 44% of U.S. restaurants were temporarily closed and the…

Is Your Restaurant Ready?

— By Peter Teska — With heightened expectations around hygiene, consider these best practices when you reopen.   In many countries, restaurants were among the first to feel the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Bookings disappeared almost overnight, followed…

Finding the Right Fit

— By Kyle Orlowski —   Top 5 questions retailers should ask when evaluating janitorial vendors.   A spotless facility shows employees and customers that you take pride in your business and are committed to providing an outstanding customer experience.…

At Your Service

— By William Gagnon —   Hand dryers and restroom maintenance work well together.   These days, it’s increasingly uncommon to walk into a commercial restroom and find paper towels as the sole option for drying hands after washing. Especially…