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Why Clean is Key to Hotel Guest Satisfaction

May 30, 2024 You might have heard the saying, "Don't let the bed bugs bite." When it comes to staying in a hotel, guests don't want bed bugs at all! In fact, when choosing where to stay, 78% of hotel guests say cleanliness is the most important factor in their decision. How is "cleanliness" defined? Well, dirty bedsheets are most likely to make a guest leave, followed by a disgusting bathroom (69%) or a smelly room (65%).  [Read More]

Everything to Know About Eco-Friendly Food Packaging Options

April 26, 2024 During the month of April, we celebrate Earth Day, which focuses on ways to be greener and protect the planet. For food service businesses, packaging plays a crucial role in environmental conscientiousness. Thanks to advances in technology and better sustainability practices, many types of food packaging are eco-friendly. Recyclable food packaging options are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are more eco-friendly than materials like styrofoam. [Read More]


What is Waste Management and Why is it Important?

March 28, 2024 The next time you toss something into the trash, remember this: the United States generates an average of 4.9 pounds of trash per person every day and spends about $200 billion a year on solid waste management. And yet, nearly all of America’s trash could be composted and recycled. [Read More]


How to Choose the Right Type of Packaging Tape

February 29, 2024 You might think that taping up a package is a no-brainer operation. However, it's more complicated than you think. There is more to packaging tape than meets the eye; not all tapes work for the same type of packages being shipped.  [Read More]


Types of Commercial Floor Mats and Where to Use Them

January 31, 2024 Upon entering a building, a first impression is made. Your place of business should have a welcoming environment, which includes a nice, clean appearance from top to bottom. Maintaining clean floors is not just important for sanitary and aesthetic purposes; having clean floors saves labor time and costs. [Read More]

Understanding Green Certifications and What They Mean

December 27, 2023 More and more, companies and consumers are striving to create and use products that fuel sustainability. The "eco-friendly" label is increasing in popularity, as well as products with Green Certifications

But what do the various certifications mean? And why should we pay attention to products that have been certified? [Read More]

Cold & Flu Prevention in the Workplace During Peak Season

November 30, 2023 The winter months should be the time to enjoy snow sports, sip hot cocoa, and celebrate the holidays—not deal with illness. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, children average two common colds each year, while adults average one. In addition to that, every flu season, which peaks between December and February, about 20 to 40 million people in the U.S. catch the flu.  [Read More]

How to Create the Perfect Holiday Menu for Your Restaurant

October 30, 2023 It's that time of year; when pumpkin spice latte (PSL) enthusiasts drive up sales at local coffee shops. When pine-scented candles fill the air. When the weather turns brisk and people bundle up in cozy sweaters. We also call this the "holiday season." In the restaurant world, this often means creating a seasonal or supplemental holiday menu that offers limited-edition food and drinks.  [Read More]

How to Prevent HAIs in Healthcare Facilities

September 28, 2023 When a patient enters a healthcare facility, they expect to get better, not worse. Sadly, about 1 in every 31 patients will contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Everyone is at risk of getting an HAI, however, some people are more susceptible than others, such as children, the elderly, those with medical conditions like diabetes, and those who are immunocompromised. [Read More]

Best Cleaning Practices for Restaurants to Prevent Foodborne Illness

August 31, 2023 When customers dine at a restaurant, it is about more than just enjoying the food; going out to eat is an experience. But sometimes that experience gets ruined because of foodborne illness, more commonly referred to as food poisoning. Annually, 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness, and 128,000 are hospitalized. Sadly, around 3,000 people die. [Read More]

Five Packaging Trends Businesses are Following and Why You Should Too

July 27, 2023 The packaging industry plays a huge role in nearly every manufacturing business in the United States. Many businesses outside of manufacturing also rely on packaging teams for commercial packaging and shipping needs.
Packaging is an important way to protect goods during transit, save money by preventing damage, and can be an effective strategy for promoting a brand or business. [Read More]

Workplace Injury Prevention Tips

June 28, 2023 June is National Safety Month, but on-the-job safety is something we should prioritize all year round. When employees are injured at work, it causes both them and their employer mental & emotional distress, physical pain, and financial damage. [Read More]

School’s Out, Clean’s in: the Ultimate Summer Cleaning Guide for Janitorial Staff

May 31, 2023 - School is officially out for the summer, but that doesn't mean everyone gets to enjoy a summer break. While most students and teachers get a break from the daily grind, janitorial staff are hard at work preparing schools for the next school year. [Read More]

Is Your Hotel Prepared for the 2023 Travel Season?

April 25, 2023  – Summer will be here before you know it, so now is a great time to prepare for expectant summer travelers. This year, in particular, you can plan on more guests than usual. According to American Express Travel's 2023 Global Travel Trends Report, 85% of respondents plan to take two or more leisure trips this year. [Read More]

Important Places to Have on Your Spring Cleaning Checklist

March 31, 2023 - Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's the glorious season of spring; which also means it's time for a major spring cleaning at your business. Beyond the basic areas that get cleaned on a regular basis, a deep spring clean should cover extra places that are overlooked throughout the year. [Read More]

How to Fight Odors in Your Facility

Februrary 28, 2023  – Did you know that a customer's sense of smell is one of the most powerful ways they connect with your business? Research indicates that we are 100 times more likely to remember what we smell versus what we see, hear, or touch.

When it comes to your company's reputation, the last thing you want to do is leave a bad first impression... [Read More]

How Will 2023 Food Trends Impact the Food Service Business?

January 30, 2023  – A new year brings with it new trends. Often those trends include colors, fashion styles, exercise regimens, and other lifestyle changes. In the culinary world, there are food trends that the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Trendspotter Panel predicts. The panel is comprised of culinary experts who test and research market data and products to make determinations about the specialty food industry. This year's panel has come up with nine specialty food trends that we can expect to see in 2023: [Read More]