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Business Down Slightly in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide decreased slightly in the second quarter, according to a survey panel of industry operators tapped by AmericanDrycleaner.com to anonymously provide a variety of financial and cost data for use at the site.
In year-to-year comparisons for the three-month period, sales slipped an average of 1.1% among respondents nationwide. Operators in the Midwest experienced the greatest decrease, with business down 5.8%; those in the South reported that business was off 3.4%.
Operators in the Western states reported a 1.0% decrease, just under the national average. And operators in the Northeast actually reported an average gain of 5.8%, reversing a dropoff in business they reported in April, the first month of the quarter.
AmericanDrycleaner.com regularly posts information on sales, wages, costs and other financial data based on anonymous survey information provided by industry operators every month. If you would like to join the survey panel, e-mail imurphy@crain.com.

About the author

Ian P. Murphy

American Drycleaner

Ian P. Murphy is a freelance writer based in Chicago, and was the editor of American Drycleaner from 1999 to 2011.

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