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Professional Cleaning Sector Faces Labor Shortages as Sustainability Increases in Importance

Professional Cleaning Sector Faces Labor Shortages as Sustainability Increases in Importance

Sales of floor care products have started to rebound in 2021 and 2022 after experiencing sharp declines in 2020. On the contrary, sales of hand care products came down slightly in 2021 and are expected to continue this path. Similar shifts occurred within specific end users. In general, healthcare facilities have seen increased demand for I&I cleaning products, particularly surface and hand care, which grew steadily from 2020 through 2022. However, the impact of high inflation and a looming recession continues putting pressure on cleaning contractors as potential customers look to save external costs and handle cleaning with the help of their own staff. 

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