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The German professional cleaning exhibition CMS, which took place in Berlin last month, attracted 15,500 visitors from 60 countries. This compares to 14,300 professionals from 50 countries at the last event in 2009.
Raimund Hosch, chief executive officer of Messe Berlin commented: "With its wide range of innovations the industry showed itself to
Dirty hands and utensils are contaminating the ice in our soft drinks and cocktails, a study reveals.
Tests carried out at 88 UK bars, cafes and restaurants revealed that nearly a third of ice, scoops and ice machines showed evidence of poor hygiene.
And the findings have been implicated in a 50 per cent upsurge in the number of people
Tennant Company in the USA has strongly defended its advertising of scrubber dryers using ec-H2O technology against lawsuits filed by German competitor Kärcher
The basis of the lawsuits in Belgium, the UK and Germany is a number of advertising claims made by Tennant, particularly the assertion that ordinary tap water can in scrubber dryers
The president of the European Federation of Cleaning Industries (EFCI) urged contract cleaning business leaders to be optimistic about the sector's future when he spoke at its general assembly in Amsterdam recently.
Hans Simons insisted that the contract cleaning market "is not in bad shape", achieving a turnover of 60 billion euros in the
Only Slovaks and Italians think that the euro is good for their country's economy, according to a recent poll by the German Marshall Fund.
While most EU citizens from the 12 member states surveyed said that EU membership is beneficial for their country, only a minority has a positive view of the common currency.
Recent eurozone member Slovakia
A toilet roll rejected by The Beatles for being too "hard and shiny" could sell for over 1,000 euros a sheet.
Proving that even the world's most famous band was not adverse to the odd 'diva strop', the legends rejected the roll while recording the Abbey Road album.
It was deemed to be too "hard and shiny" and the band was also unhappy with the