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Survey: Equipment Breakdowns, Employee Absenteeism Add Stress for Dry Cleaners

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — For more than half of respondents to this month’s American...

The Numbers: Economy Remains Steady Despite Static Levels of Consumer Confidence

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — THE U.S. ECONOMIC SITUATION remains static from February,...

StatShot: Northeast Suffers with February Sales; Service Prices Up Slightly in All Regions

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Year-over-year sales weren’t so lovely in February for...

Survey: Majority of Dry Cleaners Hands-On with ‘Most’ Maintenance

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — To ensure their drycleaning operation is running like a well-...

The Numbers: U.S. Exports Hit New High Amid Weakening Consumer Confidence

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — U.S. EMPLOYMENT FIGURES showed gains in construction,...

StatShot: 2013 Annual Sales Up in All Regions; Frosty January Mixed Bag

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — The weather wasn’t the only cold reality that dry cleaners in...

Survey: 70% of Dry Cleaners Dish Up Discounts as Part of Marketing Strategy

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Almost 36% of dry cleaners are utilizing coupons “often” as part...

The Numbers: Consumers Contribute to Strong Holiday Shopping Season

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — WHILE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE dipped to 6.7%, only 74,000 new jobs...

StatShot: December Difficult for All Regions; Fourth-Quarter Sales Tepid

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners across the country faced a difficult December, as...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Look to Attract New Customers in New Year

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Attracting new customers is the top 2014 business priority for...

StatShot: West Sees Strong November Sales; All Regions Boost Marketing Spending

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales in the West showed the strongest year-over-...

The Numbers: Consumer Confidence Up Amid Lingering Budget Concerns

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — THE NATION’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE fell in November to the lowest...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Approach 2014 with Cautious Optimism

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners are looking ahead to 2014 with some optimism, as 30...

StatShot: Northeast Sees Strong October; Utilities Cost Up in All Regions

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — October was a good month for dry cleaners in the Northeast, as...

What Scares Dry Cleaners Most? Survey Says Equipment Failure

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — A key piece of equipment going out of commission is regarded by...

The Numbers: Strong Holiday Sales Forecast Despite Consumer Confidence Dip

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS data released toward the end of...

StatShot: Three of Four Regions Post Gains in September, Third-Quarter 2013 Sales

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners in three out of four regions posted gains in...

The Numbers: Consumer Confidence at Highest Level in Six Years

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — THE NATION’S ECONOMIC GROWTH continued at last check, according...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Confident in Ability to Provide Good Service

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners polled by American Drycleaner feel confident about...

Survey: West’s Dry Cleaners Post Strong First-Half Performance While Midwest Takes Hardest Hit

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners in the West reported a 3.9% increase in year-over-...

Survey: New-Media Marketing Produces Mixed Results

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners use a variety of new-media tools—including Facebook...

The Numbers: Slow Economic Growth Continues

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — SEVERAL ECONOMIC FACTORS showed some gains in July, and the...

StatShot: July Dry Cleaning Sales Up, First-Half Costs Down in Most Regions

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO –– Dry cleaners in the West saw the highest sales increase among...

Survey: Two of Five Dry Cleaners Working Longer Today Than Five Years Ago

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO – Roughly 42% of dry cleaners are working more hours today than...

The Numbers: Consumer Confidence has ‘Upward Momentum’

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — WHILE EMPLOYMENT FIGURES INCREASED in June, according to the...

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