Deb Group Selected by Vendor Centric to Provide Hand Hygiene and Skin Care Products to Zoos, Aquariums and Museums Across North America

WATERFORD, ON. — Feb. 17, 2017 –Deb Group today announced that it has been selected by Vendor Centric 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 dispensers.

“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 Canadian headquarters in Waterford, ON, 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.  

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