About a decade ago, Staples started carrying select cleaning products in its stores to help offset declining sales and low margins on some office supplies being sold. These products were largely targeted at small- to mid-sized commercial end users in office and professional settings, such as office managers. Therefore, the product mix was mainly surface wipes and restroom cleaning products. Continue reading
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
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
Kline & Company is well known in the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning industry for research, analysis, and insights on janitorial and foodservice cleaning chemicals, laundry chemicals, and cleaning wipes. This week, Kline is pleased to announce the launch of a brand new report for the industry — Floor Care Pads and Tools: Market Analysis and Opportunities. Research is kicking off this month and will focus on the markets for floor pads, mop heads and floor cleaning tools, key players, brands, and understanding end users’ preferences and usage patterns.
Overall, the U.S. economy is showing improvement in employment, construction, and manufacturing. All of these factors help drive sales of professional cleaning products and make end users of these products slightly less price sensitive than during recessionary periods. However, in education, the emphasis is on steadyContinue reading
Stringent sanitizing rules within a growing number of assisted living facilities, nursing homes, as well as in acute care settings such as hospitals, drive growth of the janitorial cleaning products market in the United States; however, the relatively fresh and rapidly growing concept of fast-casual restaurants represent the highest growth, according to the just-published Janitorial and Housekeeping Cleaning Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities.
The top three end-use segments of the janitorial and housekeeping cleaning products market estimated at $4 billion in 2014, together, account for close to 56% of all janitorial cleaning product sales in 2014. Contract cleaners, the leading end-use segment accounting for a little over 30% of the industry total, have increased penetration and revenues, but changes in floor care have affected this leading segment. To cut costs, facility managers often reduce the frequency of waxing and floor stripping, causing the formerly vibrant floor-care sector to post a flat to modest growth rate.Continue reading