May 30, 2019

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SOLARIS PAPER
As a follow up to my last newsletter on the relationship between ISG & Solaris Paper, this week Hurst Business Supplies (#0015) in Lexington, Kentucky, was able to show a school district over 30% savings in their Facility Paper spend.  ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

SOLARIS PAPER JOINS FORCES WITH ISG AND RJ SCHINNER
ISG and RJ Schinner are partnering with Solaris Paper to offer the independent dealer a focused Janitorial Paper line.   Solaris will support this initiative with their own marketing and field sales representatives and sourcing to be fulfil...[Read the rest of this article...]

DIAL SOAP
Dial Professional, a well-known provider in the away-from-home hand care space, has developed a new touch-free & manual dispenser line.  The soap & sanitizer will be dispensed using their new Dial FIT dispenser line and is now avail...   [Read the rest of this article...]

MIDLAB BECOMES ISG’S FIRST JANITORIAL CHEMICAL VENDOR
This week Midlab & ISG joined forces to provide a Janitorial Chemical offering direct to dealers across the country.  Midlab has a full line of chemicals that includes Ready-to-Use (RTU), Bulk, Dilution Control, Kitchen, and Laundry.  T...[Read the rest of this article...]

AMAZON BUSINESS SALES REPS. RECRUITING VIDEO
Amazon's Business recruitment video for sales reps, posted on LinkedIn, is included for your review.  While the video is nicely produced, including the demographic profile of the featured Amazon associates, we all know that independent deale...[Read the rest of this article...]

NOPA SALESFORCE SURVEY – PLEASE PARTICIPATE
You are invited, and encouraged, to participate in the most comprehensive salesforce performance study in the industry.  The need to operate efficiently has never been greater.  In an industry where companies have access to very little data...[Read the rest of this article...]

ASSOCIATION HEALTH PLAN (AHP) UPDATE
We will be rolling out an AHP offering in phases with Health Care Service Corporation (HSCS) which goes to market under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  The anticipated start date will be January 1, 2020 and will include the states o...  [Read the rest of this article...]

AT A GLANCE – 2019 ANTICIPATION ORDERS
At-A-Glance order confirmations for 2020 calendars will be sent directly to ISG via email. Please plan to place your orders at least 3 business days prior to the 10th of the month due to manual processing time. Please remember to include “an...[Read the rest of this article...]

ADD EXCITEMENT TO THE OFFICE WITH THE RICH, AUTHENTIC FLAVOR OF CAFÉ BUSTELO COFFEE
More businesses are seeking premium and gourmet beverage options that keep employees in the office. With an increasing millennial workforce, they prefer darker roasts and specialty beverages. Why not offer Café Bustelo?  What mak...[Read the rest of this article...]

M-POWER: NEW PROMOTIONS AND SUPPLIER SMUCKERS!
The promotions and flyers below are available from participating M-Power suppliers! Promotion end dates are noted, some expiring soon. There are also many non-dated flyers you can use at any time as well.  Please review these materials and use t...[Read the rest of this article...]

2019 ISG ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING 6/18/19
You are hereby notified that a Special Meeting of the Shareholders of Independent Suppliers Group, Inc. (the “Corporation”) will be held at the Independent Suppliers Group Office, 250 E. 96th St. Suite 510, Indianapolis, Indiana at 11:00 ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PROMOTIONS POSTED
For Promos, go to the Vendor Document Library (Password Required) and look under Promos in the left-side menu.  Items are listed by Modified Date, going back for the last 30 days. The following vendors have posted promotions and/or SPIFFs for...   [Read the rest of this article...]

VENDOR PRICE FILES POSTED
Vendor Document Library (VDL) Vendor related documents are posted to the Vendor Document Library.  It is restricted to only those dealer-users that have been given the Price List Access role by the Web Admin for your dealership.  If you ...   [Read the rest of this article...]

BACK TO SCHOOL PROMOS - BUY DIRECT, SELL BRANDS
A few months ago, we introduced an initiative named “Buy Direct, Sell Brands” to encourage dealers to engage more with our direct buy vendors and their brands.  That opening message started with the following paragraph: “Cha...  [Read the rest of this article...]

FELLOWES ANNOUNCES TARIFF INCREASE JULY 1
The US Government recently announced that there would be an increase in existing tariffs on Chinese imported items. The tariff was set at 10% in September 2018 and has increased to 25% effective May 24, 2019. As a result, many vendors are not able to...  [Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE SPOTLIGHT: JONTI-CRAFT
Since 1979, Jonti-Craft has been the leading manufacturer of children’s furniture to create spaces that engage, inspire, and protect young learners. With over 4,000 handcrafted, unique and custom-designed pieces across multiple brands and a wid...  [Read the rest of this article...]

FURNITURE SPOTLIGHT: SAFCO
Conquer the World – One Chair at a Time   Our hope at Safco® Products is our spaces will inspire a better working, training and educational environment, while ensuring you have all of the details covered with our ancillary pr...  [Read the rest of this article...]

U.S. INCREASES EXISTING CHINESE TARIFFS
Last week it was reported that the US Government has increased the existing 10% tariff on Chinese imports to 25%. The increase was originally scheduled for January 1, but was delayed until further notice. The 25% tariffs were effective May 10, 2019. ...  [Read the rest of this article...]