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Food Safety and Environmental Concerns are Key Trends Among Commercial Foodservice Cleaning Professionals in Europe

When it comes to the professional cleaning of commercial kitchens, key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Regulations increase cleaning frequency for end users but also push manufacturers to develop new products that protect human health and the environment. Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness are concerns for all end users but particularly those serving the public. These have led to improved sanitation practices and include higher cleaning standards, sanitizing of hands, sanitizing of dishes and other kitchen wares, and hygiene programs and training for employees.  Continue reading

Kline Kicks Off 10th Edition of Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products Study

We are pleased to announce that we’re starting research for our largest market study in the industrial and institutional cleaning products industry – Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products USA. This study incorporates detailed, structured research with over 1,000 end-use decision makers at building service contractors and in healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, education, government, commercial office buildings, industrial, retail, and transportation industries.  Continue reading

Technology Front and Center at 2019 ISSA Show

This year’s ISSA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada was well-attended and featured hundreds of booths displaying new products, with many showcasing how technology is being used to improve cleaning and efficiency. From augmented reality to robotics, many technologically advanced tools are being offered to cleaning professionals to help them clean more efficiently and educate cleaning staff. Optisolve showed a device that, when attached to a tablet, reveals in real time invisible surface contamination and can be used to benchmark and track improvements in cleaning thoroughness. Continue reading

Food safety and employee safety are crucial for foodservice cleaning product end users in Europe

Key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict regulations for sanitation are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products in western Europe. Regulations increase cleaning frequency for end users but also encourage manufacturers to develop new products that protect human health and the environment. Food safety and prevention of foodborne illness are concerns for all end users but particularly those serving the public. These have led to improved sanitation practices and include higher cleaning standards, sanitizing of hands, sanitizing of dishes and other kitchen wares, and hygiene programs and training for employees. Continue reading

Commercial Cleaning Wipes Post Strong Gains in 2019

Kline’s second edition Industrial & Institutional Wipes USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities will be published this month. Results of the research reveal that wipes are indeed a rapidly growing segment of the commercial cleaning industry, driven by the need to reduce germs and minimize infections. Sales of these products grew over 5.0% in 2019 due to the strong performance of disinfectant and sanitizer wipes and general‐purpose cleaning wipes, which are used more often by end users for regular cleaning applications. Growth of disposable wipes can be attributed to the need for high standards of hygiene across industrial and institutional facilities and the superiority of wipes over other cleaning products regarding convenience and reduced risk of cross-contamination.Continue reading

Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe

Key takeaways from Kline’s soon-to-be-published Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe market study

The markets for foodservice cleaning products in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom are growing moderately. Over the past two years, restaurants and lodging establishments have emerged as powerhouses of industry growth.

Key market trends including control of foodborne illness, food safety, and strict sanitation regulations are all drivers propelling growth of foodservice cleaning products. Continue reading

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Business critical issues for professionals cleaning kitchens in Europe

Kline’s consulting staff has conducted extensive research on Foodservice Cleaning Products in Europe: Market Analysis and Opportunities in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom for the report due out in September. Many end users agree that food safety compliance, environmentally safe/conscious cleaning, waste reduction, and employee safety are the most important issues they face. When asked which issues are most crucial for their businesses, cleaning professionals indicate the following:Continue reading

Floor pad usage is impacting use of floor finish chemicals, new Kline study finds

As part of the research effort for Kline’s inaugural study on Floor Care Pads and Tools, more than 500 decision makers at commercial end uses were surveyed about usage of floor pads, mop pads, and cleaning tools. The sample includes commercial cleaning decision makers across healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, education, government and industrial facilities, and retailers. The most common floor surfaces found in these facilities are hard-surface floors including those made of marble, terrazzo, quarry tile, or stone, followed by concrete floors. The market segments with the highest percentage of hard-surface floors include restaurants, retailers, and schools. The market segments with the least amount of hard-surface floors include fitness facilities, industrial facilities, and extended care.Continue reading

Floor Care Trends Revealed in New Kline Study

Kline’s first edition study Floor Care Pads and Tools: U.S. Market Analysis and Opportunities will be published this summer, and the report is based on extensive industry and end-user research. Structured surveys of over 500 cleaning professionals across 13 industry segments including building service contractors, healthcare, hospitality, foodservice, education, and retailers reveal key trends when it comes to floor cleaning and maintenance. End users were asked to report on usage patterns of floor pads, mop pads, cleaning carts, and other tools used to clean and/or maintain multiple floor surfaces including:Continue reading