E-commerce -opportunity or threat?

12th of November 2015
E-commerce -opportunity or threat?

Is e-commerce a threat or an opportunity for cleaning products distributors? Anna Garbagna reports from Italy for ECJ.

The future is fast approaching and new methodologies for production and sale are coming with it. This is also true in the cleaning sector which is facing a new distribution channel: e-commerce. But is it really an opportunity or

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Big data: big deal?

12th of November 2015
Big data: big deal?

Netherlands correspondent Nico Lemmens reports from a conference on the digital revolution.

In a previous issue of this journal, the Dutch contribution referred to certain technological developments that most probably will have consequences for the cleaning industry: robotisation, digitisation, bacterial or microbiological cleaning techniques and

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New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

11th of November 2015
New business opportunities for French cleaning companies

ECJ’s French reporter Christian Bouzols on a new service for members of the federation of cleaning companies in the area of waste handling.

The federation of cleaning companies (FEP) in France will soon be providing its members with tools and materials to help them prepare tenders for the supply of services for the reduction, the separation

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Cleaning awards recognise excellence

11th of November 2015
Cleaning awards recognise excellence

ECJ UK correspondent Lynn Webster gives a round of applause for awards organisers and the winners.

Pass a parade of shops or shopping mall, trawl the internet or open a magazine and what do we see? Logos and banners that herald awards won and achievements gained. Whether it’s a sign proclaiming, ‘fish and chip shop of the year’,

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Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

10th of November 2015
Night cleaners deficient in vitamin D

Does a vitamin D deficiency detected among evening and night shift cleaners in Norway give cause for concern? ECJ reporter Lotte Printz investigates.

Cleaners in Norway working night and evening shifts for facilities services company ISS may receive a special kind of supplement soon.

Unfortunately – you could say – this supplement

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The ‘health’ in health & safety

25th of September 2015
The ‘health’ in health & safety

ECJ has a new correspondent in the UK, Lynn Webster. In her first column she focuses on the issue of health and well-being in the workplace.

Open any newspaper or glossy magazine, check what’s trending on social media, or tune into a selection of television channels and what do you find? Medically proven routes to healthy living, fad diets,

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