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February 14, 2013
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News and information on the cleaning products industry

  Business Update 
  • P&G's 40/20/10 focus
    Procter & Gamble has since June been promoting a program that concentrates on its 40 biggest category/country combinations, 20 biggest innovations and 10 most lucrative emerging markets. P&G faces myriad challenges despite its size and breadth, write Jennifer Reingold and Doris Burke. CNNMoney/Fortune (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Science and Policy 
  • Hand-washing, hand sanitizer good to fight colds, flu
    The American Cleaning Institute's Brian Sansoni says hygiene products can be effective weapons against colds and the flu. "Soap and water are No. 1," he says. "Hand sanitizers are a very effective additional tool." WebMD (2/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  • Unilever eyes sustainability as an agent of change
    Unilever's sustainability achievements include having Small & Mighty be a pioneer in liquid detergent that was highly concentrated and more sustainable. By the end of 2011, 64% of the company's palm oil acquisitions came from sustainable sources, and it promotes sound water use and sanitation. HAPPI magazine (2/2013) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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How SDN Makes Campus Networks Better
When should agencies adopt SDN? IDC reports that SDN provides immediate benefits for government campus networks, including modernized IT infrastructures that are more agile, cost-effective, and collaborative.
Read this new IDC paper to learn more.

  ACI News 
  • Behind the label: Fragrance science and safety
    Fragrance is used in a variety of everyday products ranging from household and personal care products to fine fragrances, home fragrance, cleaning products, hand soaps, laundry products and air fresheners. Go to ACI's website to read about the extensive testing and safety standards behind the fragrances in your favorite products. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Check out the new ACI Member Sustainability Showcase
    Find out how cleaning product makers and suppliers are contributing to sustainability via ACI's new Sustainability Showcase. Here you can find links to ACI member company sustainability reports, statements and activities. For more information, contact Melissa Bernardo. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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