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Industrial and Institutional Cleaning at the Forefront of Fighting Coronavirus

The commercial cleaning industry’s essential workers have been at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 by keeping facilities clean and providing improved hand hygiene for building users. And those jobs have become more extensive  during the summer of 2020, Kline surveyed over 500 I&I end users and found that: 

  • 75% have increased the number of locations where hand sanitizer is available at their facilities 
  • 57% have increasethe frequency of cleaning  
  • 43% have increased the use of antibacterial hand soaps 
  • 43% have converted hand soap dispensers from manual to touch-free 

When asked how long they expect these changes to remain in place, 33% indicate into 2021, 22% have no expected time frame for changing back, and 18% said until there is a vaccine or treatment for coronavirus. Continue reading

Best of I&I Cleaning 2020

The Best of 2020 from Kline’s Industrial & Institutional Cleaning Practice

As governments and public health organizations around the world commit to stopping the spread of coronavirus, commercial cleaning professionals remain on the front lines by keeping facilities and surfaces clean and promoting proper hand hygiene. During these precarious times, Kline’s Industrial & Institutional Cleaning portfolio will help you navigate the rapidly changing environment. Continue reading

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Staples Sets its Sights on Larger Janitorial Cleaning Accounts

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

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I&I Professionals Value Sustainable Cleaning Solutions

Results from Kline’s large-scale survey of professional cleaning end users conducted with nearly 1,100 respondents indicate that green/sustainable cleaning products are important and valued among these customers.

  • 69% of those surveyed perceive green cleaning products to be equally or more effective than traditional cleaning chemicals.
  • 48% of the sample are willing to pay up to 20% more for green cleaning products, compared to traditional cleaning chemicals.
    • There appears to be more willingness to pay a premium for sustainable cleaning products among education, government, foodservice, and hospitality end users.
  • 59% rely on third-party green certifications on product packaging or websites to identify green cleaning products, while significantly less importance is placed on brand name, images, advertising, or promotions.

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Sustainable Cleaning: Ingredients and Processes with Less Environmental Impact

The market for sustainable or “green” cleaning products among commercial end users has been growing, and increased regulations by states are expected to continue to drive interest and sales of these products.  Sustainable cleaning includes professional cleaning products made with renewable, biodegradable ingredients that are not tested on animalsdo not contain harmful ingredients, and are sold in recyclable packaging. These products often carry certifications from third parties that validate these claims.   Continue reading

Coronavirus

Coronavirus: What Does It Mean for the Jan/San Industry?

As the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, the U.S. jan/san market may see an uptick in sales. This sector is made up of companies that specialize in infection prevention with disinfectants, sanitizers, hard-surface cleaners, and hand soaps and hand sanitizers that are crucial to preventing the spread of germs and maintaining clean facilities. Companies such as Ecolab, Clorox Professional, and Microban are offering guidance to their end-use customers on infection prevention and disinfecting. 3M and GOJO are trying to keep up with demand for their face masks and hand sanitizers, respectively. Continue reading

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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

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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