Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Bunzl Canada brings Intelligent Restroom Management System to grocery industry
Bunzl Canada announced yesterday that its IoT-based washroom monitoring system, WandaNext, has been installed in two busy grocery stores in the greater Toronto area.
"First-to-market innovations that not only help maximise operational efficiencies but truly improve and enhance customer experience are a strategic imperative for forward-thinking grocery and other retail businesses," said John Howlett, president, Bunzl Canada.
"As a national distribution leader, we continue to source innovative technologies that are proven to deliver these key business benefits and build competitive advantage for our customers."
The WandaNext IoT washroom monitoring system, powered by Visionstate, is exclusively available through Bunzl Canada. The system uses a touchscreen interface and connected devices to enable customers in retail, healthcare, airports, conference centres and commercial environments to have a predictable, high-quality washroom service experience. It enables facilities maintenance teams to optimise resource allocation and improve efficiency.
"We're excited to support Bunzl in introducing this innovative product into the grocery setting," said John Putters, Visionstate CEO. " WandaNext is absolutely ideal for these stores, where customer perception around environmental cleanliness is so very important."
Margo Hunnisett, Bunzl Canada's vice president, marketing & communications explained that WandaNext is an easy-to-use technology that not only improves customer experience but also optimises labour and supply management, and that can lead to reduced costs. "We anticipate continually increasing demand for this product as leading, customer-centric businesses strive to maximise efficiency while delivering an unrivalled store experience on each and every customer visit," she said.
Bunzl Canada provides the cleaning and hygiene products and equipment, food and retail packaging, safety products and industrial supplies which keep over 45,000 Canadian businesses running optimally, every day. The company brings its customers the advantage of global sourcing, product innovation and national scale combined with responsive local service and deep category expertise. Bunzl Canada is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA,
the largest division of London-based Bunzl, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centre throughout the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, it supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.
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