Growing awareness about the crucial and potentially life-saving importance of cleanliness and the professional cleaning industry was fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic, with related hygiene and safety protocols put into effect throughout most of 2021. Looking back on the powerful concepts that defined the industry during the year, we found that cleaning for health rather than appearance, the increased frequency of cleaning, and a focus on hand hygiene were at the top of the list in terms of priorities.
The rising trend toward cutting-edge technologies such as “smart” sensors and robots highlighted the tremendous impact the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation are beginning to have on the industry. Sustainable cleaning is another critical area the industry must address, given the rising demand for safe cleaning products and the emergence of global sustainability goals for 2030.
Through the extensive range of reports and consulting projects we published during the year, we provided a steady stream of valuable insights and information from our experts. Here’s a closer look at our five best resources of 2021:
Opportunities for hand hygiene and disinfection categories are expected to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. Here’s what we found when we surveyed end users about pandemic-related changes they have made at their facilities. Download infographic
The industry is witnessing a new era of cleanliness, as consumers are using wipes to clean for health purposes rather than solely for appearance. Track the trends that are influencing the growth of wipes to gain an understanding of market opportunities. Watch video
Foodservice cleaning products and procedures have been vastly impacted by the pandemic. With this webinar, you will learn more about the effects COVID-19 has had on the market, end-user survey responses, and the market’s outlook. Watch on-demand
As an indication of COVID-19’s impact on mindsets within the industry, 32% of end users indicated they switched from environmentally friendly cleaning products to strong, chemical-based products. But when coronavirus cases began to drop, the “green” trend picked up momentum in the professional cleaning industry. Will it continue?
Demand for cleaning wipes is increasing as the pandemic continues and a new variant of the coronavirus enters the United States. Gain insights into the changes in wipes usage at public-facing facilities such as retailers and restaurants. Read more
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