Deb Group Selected by Vendor Centric to Provide Hand Hygiene and Skin Care Products to Zoos, Aquariums and Museums Across the United States

today announced that it has been selected by Vendor
as the preferred vendor for skin care products for AZA
Smart Source
and Alliance
Purchasing Cooperative
– two purchasing cooperatives managed by
Vendor Centric on behalf of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)
and the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Zoos, aquariums and museums
across the country will have the ability to utilize Deb Group’s full
range of products at special cooperative pricing, including its hand
soaps, sanitizers, moisturizing lotions, sunscreen and customizable

“Museums, zoos and aquariums bring people face-to-face with fascinating
creatures and cultures, so we’re thrilled to partner with Vendor
Centric, AZA and AAM to make our products available at these popular
public facilities throughout the U.S.,” said Isabelle Faivre, Vice
President of Marketing, Deb North America. “Bacteria and infection can
spread quickly in public spaces, and in order to keep visitors,
employees and even animals safe, ensuring effective hand hygiene and
skin care practice is crucial.”

Deb Group’s skin care solutions are designed to help employees integrate
hand hygiene into their working day with as much ease as possible – from
regular handwashing with soap to the use of hand sanitizers where access
to running water is inconvenient.

The Deb Group skincare solutions will be available throughout the
facilities, including products formulated to serve the specific needs of
public restrooms, ticket booths, cafeterias, interactive displays and
other common areas.

For more information about Deb Group’s full range of skin care and hand
hygiene products, visit

About Deb Group

Headquartered in the UK and with North American headquarters in
Charlotte, N.C., Deb Group provides dedicated skin care programs for a
wide range of industries and organizations that value their employee and
customer well-being.

In 2014, Deb Group acquired Stoko Professional Skin Care to become the
world’s largest specialist occupational skin care company. The combined
organization encompasses 23 companies operating in 19 countries, with
Deb products used over 150 million times every day. The Deb product
lines include Travabon®, Stokoderm®, Refresh,
Estesol®, Solopol®, Kresto®, Deb
InstantFOAM, Stokolan® and KrestoGT.

In 2015, Deb Group was acquired by SC Johnson, a privately held, family
company and one of the world’s leading manufacturers of household
cleaning products, and products for home storage, air care, pest control
and shoe care. To learn more, visit

About Vendor Centric

Vendor Centric specializes in providing vendor management strategies and
solutions to organizations across the United States. The firm created
its Model
for Vendor Lifecycle Management
to help clients drive more value
from their vendor relationships by advancing their strategies, processes
and systems in order to lower costs, minimize operational risk, improve
outcomes and ensure compliance.

One of Vendor Centric’s industry solutions is its Managed
Cooperative Program
, which enables trade associations to create a
unique, member-focused buying program that delivers much more than lower
prices. The firm works with associations to solicit direct input from
their members, and creates an industry-specific purchasing program to
address their most desired and pressing purchasing needs.

To learn more visit


Mulberry Marketing Communications
Christina Alvarez