Distributors of cleaning supplies are coming under increasing pressure from price competition, and the future of many is under threat unless they add value to their service offering. That’s the opinion of David Scholes, chief executive of the INPACS international distribution group.
“As a sector, distributors cannot simply sit back
“The profile of the cleaning and FM industry must be raised significantly in the eyes of the general public, and in order for that to happen we need some dynamic figureheads and ambassadors.”
That’s the view of Sarah Bentley, chief executive of the UK-based Building Futures Group (BFG).
“We must pull together all
A large number of Americans are fastidious about touching the surfaces in public washrooms, according to a study.
The survey revealed that 57 per cent of Americans prefer to operate the toilet flusher with their foot rather than use their hands. Meanwhile, 55 per cent said they used a paper towel to avoid touching the door handle directly.
A pan-European study of over 4,000 respondents commissioned by P&G Professional has revealed 97 per cent of hospitality guests felt that cleanliness is the most important factor when choosing a restaurant, café, bar or hotel - more important than cost, service, location and little perks.
The European study also found if hospitality
The February/March edition of ECJ is now available to read online. As well as latest industry news and reports from around Europe, special reports include:
• Cleaning aircraft at Heathrow
• Is Ebola a risk for Europe?
• Survey - washrooms around the world
• Focus on scrubber dryers
• Business - joining the apps
Taking a nap on the floor while her robot vacuum cleaner took care of the housework turned out to be a bad idea for a South Korean resident.
She woke up in agony when the vacuum began sucking up her hair.
The vacuum stopped running a few minutes later and the unnamed 52-year-old was able to call the fire department of Changwon city where she