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FORT WASHINGTON, Penn. (Feb. 27, 2018) – A strong majority of Americans (86 percent) say a clogged public restroom toilet would negatively impact their perception of a business, according to a recent survey commissioned by Sofidel, a leading global provider of paper for hygienic and domestic use. The survey, conducted online by Harris Poll, Feb. 6-8 among 2,079 U.S. adults ages 18 and older, also found that more than three-fourths of Americans (76 percent) have experienced a clogged toilet in a public restroom.

“Clogged toilets can result in foul odors, restroom closures, disgruntled customers and increased maintenance costs for businesses,” said Fabio Vitali, Vice President AFH Marketing & Sales for Sofidel America. “It’s crucial that business owners and managers properly maintain restrooms and carefully select products that enhance guest satisfaction and the bottom line.”

The poll revealed that:

  • 4 in 10 Americans have encountered a bathroom closed due to a clogged toilet.
  • 49 percent of Americans have experienced foul restroom odor due to a clogged toilet.

The survey also provided insight about what types of businesses could be most impacted by clogged toilets:

  • Restaurants faced the most potential backlash, with 71 percent of Americans saying that a clogged toilet at a restaurant would negatively impact their perception of the business
  • More than half (56 percent) would have a negative perception of a hotel with a clogged toilet
  • Nearly half would have a negative perception of a grocery store (49 percent) or retail store (47 percent)
  • Clogged toilets also negatively impact the perceptions of travelers on airplanes (46 percent) or cruise ships (45 percent)

To reduce the occurrence of restroom clogs in commercial settings, Sofidel offers Bio Tech toilet paper. Bio Tech uses Biologic Active Tissue Paper (BATP) technology to produce enzymes that help disinfect restroom pipes and limit clogs as quickly as after one month of use. Studies demonstrate that the exclusive use of Bio Tech can provide total savings of up to 40 percent compared to standard toilet paper.

Sofidel’s Dissolve Tech hand towels also reduce clogs because they dissolve in less than 3 minutes if they are accidentally flushed down the toilet. The towels feature strong resistance, high water absorbency capacity during hand drying.

For more information about Bio Tech and Dissolve Tech, visit

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February 14, 2018

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Dijon, February 2018. From the beginning of the next academic year, Burgundy School of Business' School of Wine & Spirits Business (SWSB) will be launching a brand new programme taught entirely in English: the MBA Wine & Spirits Business. Directed by Jacques Thébault, the programme is aimed at high-potential wine and spirits enthusiasts with at least 3 years of prior professional experience aspiring to a managerial or entrepreneurial career abroad. Students will assimilate the particular requirements and nuances of this specific sector via comprehensive course content and a broad range of enriching learning experiences. The first class is expected to comprise students of several nationalities.

Discovering the sector, products and necessary managerial skills from A to Z

MBA Wine & Spirits Business Director Jacques Thébault brings to the programme his 25 years of experience in wine and spirits management, gained over three continents: “We can count on the expert knowledge of faculty including a Master of Wine, a wine producer and a number of PhD-qualified professors, as well as academic and professional lecturers from our highly international network. The programme has been devised with a view to combining sector-specific knowledge and management skills, via a blend of courses covering the fundamentals of the wine and spirits business and management applied to the sector, with particular emphasis placed upon wine and spirits marketing, achieved via especially up-to-date case studies.”

Exploring the global wine and spirits market in depth

Not only is the programme expected to attract cohorts comprising a variety of different nationalities and nurture enriching debate within small-sized groups, but also the training delivered will provide truly detailed insight into the world of wine and spirits. “Participants will embark on at least three study trips”, specifies Jacques Thébault. “The trips will be to London, one of the most competitive markets in the world, in order to study the various aspects of export, distribution, and production; to New York, one of the largest global consumption markets in the world, to study distribution but also marketing and communications; and to several French-based production areas.” 

Throughout the curriculum, pupils will also take part in a series of targeted, behind-closed-doors conferences (Wine & Spirits VIP Room), attend headlining forums such as ProWein in Germany, and benefit from the 1000-strong SWSB alumni network. “This MBA meets the growing demand for a globally-minded, business-oriented training programme, both from companies operating within the sector and international candidates with confirmed backgrounds”, adds Jérôme Gallo, SWSB Director.


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