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Bunzl Canada Brings Intelligent Restroom Management System to Grocery Industry

Press Release from Bunzl Retail

Advanced IoT solution supports retail delivery of best-in-class customer experience in store

BURLINGTON, ON, Feb. 6, 2019 /CNW/ - Bunzl Canada (bunzlcanada.ca) announced today its IoT-based restroom monitoring system, WandaNEXT™ has been installed in two busy grocery stores in the greater Toronto area.

"First-to-market innovations that not only help maximize 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 restroom monitoring system, powered by Visionstate Inc. (TSX Venture: VIS), 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 restroom service experience. It enables facility maintenance teams to optimize 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."

"WandaNEXT™ is an easy-to-use technology that not only improves customer experience but optimizes labour and supply management, and that can lead to reduced costs," said Margo Hunnisett, Bunzl Canada's Vice President, Marketing & Communications. "We anticipate continually increasing demand for this product as leading, customer-centric businesses strive to maximize efficiency while delivering an unrivalled store experience on each and every customer visit."

For more information visit www.bunzlcanada.ca/wandanext .

About Bunzl Canada

Bunzl Canada Inc. (bunzlcanada.ca) 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 Inc. is a division of Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC.

About Bunzl Distribution

Bunzl Distribution USA, LLC (bunzldistribution.com), headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is the largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing group. With more than 100 distribution centre throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, Bunzl supplies a wide range of products to food processors, supermarkets, retailers, convenience stores and other users.

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