Harsh Winter Weather Yet to Take Economic Toll
Worst of this year’s storms have been concentrated in New England
A weekend storm that brought snow and ice from the nation’s midsection to the East Coast is the latest in a string of harsh weather events this year. But economists say the impact on the economy so far doesn’t appear to be as bad as a year ago, when an extended cold snap slowed business activity in much of the country.
The outlook could change, however, if the frigid temperatures and hefty snowfalls continue into March.
What does this mean for the Jan/San distributor? The weather has postponed most maintenance on floors since it was so bad. Use this spring to suggest new floor care programs that do not require stripping like the e-clean and Sanoverde products. Here is the link to learn more:
I have attached a product sheet for the Sanoverde non strip program
Airlines Try Signature Fragrances, but Not Everyone Is On Board
Beyoncé’s latest perfume is called Rise, “the scent of empowerment.” Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Jennifer Aniston have signature scents, too. So does Delta Air Lines .
Delta’s offering is Calm, an eau d’aeroport that it sprays in airplane cabins and infuses in the hot towels it gives out in premium classes. It has been spreading Calm for about two years, joining a handful of other carriers vying for olfactory distinction by developing their own individualized odors. The fragrant fliers include United Continental Holdings , Turkish Airlines and Air Canada’s low-cost rouge operation. Spain’s Iberia is close to launching its own aroma, and Alaska Airlines is working on one.
Then, there are more practical considerations. “We were trying to improve the smell of our lavatories, to be honest,” says Mike Henny, Delta’s director of customer experience. The airline had a vendor of lavatory amenities suggest some scents, and employees chose Calm, a lavender-and-chamomile mixture, which also is diffused when passengers use the lavatory soap dispensers.
Bullen and our Airx division has worked with many distributors to develop “signature” fragrance notes for hotels and other businesses. If you have a customer that this concept might appeal to let us know.
19 days till spring, in case you were not counting!
Stay warm, it is almost over.
Have a great day and an even better sales week!