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The Numbers: Lower Unemployment Boosts Consumer Confidence

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — STUNNING FORECASTERS, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in...

Survey: 62% of Dry Cleaners Favor Romney Over Obama for President

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — If U.S. voters agree with the majority of dry cleaners who...

The Numbers: Economic Activity Improves While Unemployment Rate Drops

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — ECONOMIC ACTIVITY CONTINUED TO IMPROVE in July and early August...

August Dry Cleaning Sales Up in West, Northeast

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – The West and Northeast reported increased sales in August from...

Survey: Cash, Drugs, Sex Toy Among Forgotten Items Found by Dry Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — It’s not unusual for a dry cleaner to find items that a...

The Numbers: Signs of Slight Economic Expansion, but Consumer Confidence Slips

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — THE LATEST BEIGE BOOK REPORT, compiled by the Board of Governors...

StatShot: U.S. Month-to-Month Dry Cleaning Sales Down 1.8% in July

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – Only one of the four regions managed sales gains last month...

New Poll Shows 78% of Dry Cleaners Satisfied with Distributors

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Approximately 78% of dry cleaners polled in this month’s...

The Numbers: Opinions Vary on Meaning of Recent Employment Figures

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — WHILE A POSITIVE SPIN came from Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis...

StatShot: Three of Four Regions See Dry Cleaning Sales Drop in June

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – Last year at this time, it was three of four regions reporting...

Survey: Cleaners Counter Heat Using Cooling Equipment, Earlier Production

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Summer is heating up, and the added heat produced by dry...

The Numbers: Indicators Show Conflicting Views of U.S. Economic Health

Jean Teller |

SINCE THE JUNE MEETING OF the Federal Open Market Committee, a committee...

StatShot: Across-the-Board Sales Gains Tempered by Dire Individual Reports

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – Dry cleaning sales for May grew in all four regions, the fourth...

Survey: Dependability is Trait That Dry Cleaners Value Most in Their Employees

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners find dependability to be a highly valued trait in...

The Numbers: Unemployment Claims Fall; Economic Growth Expected to Continue

Jean Teller |

THE END OF APRIL BROUGHT a decrease to the number of unemployment...

StatShot: April Dry Cleaning Sales Up Across the Board; Payrolls Down on Average

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaning sales grew between 2.0% and 2.4% in every region...

The Numbers: Unemployment Rate Falls; Consumer Confidence Increases Slightly

Jean Teller |

WHILE JOB GROWTH SLOWED for the month of March, with the market adding...

Survey: Multi-Faceted Marketing Plan is Popular Choice for Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners employ a broad range of marketing initiatives to...

StatShot: March, First-Quarter Sales Higher in Three of Four Regions

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales rose 4.4% in the West last month from March...

The Numbers: Stock Market Strong While Unemployment Holds Steady

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — MID-MARCH FOUND THE STOCK MARKET posting its best day of the...

Survey: Business Casual Dress Code Still Dampening Drycleaning Sales

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Most dry cleaners rue the trend that has seen many dress codes...

StatShot: Dry Cleaning Sales Take Shine to Mild Winter

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — What a difference a year makes. Heavy winter storms affected...

Survey: Given Updated EPA Assessment, Most Cleaners Believe Perc’s Days are Numbered

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — In light of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...

The Numbers: Positive Outlook for Unemployment, Consumer Spending, GDP

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — JANUARY’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE dropped to 8.3%, according to the...

StatShot: Under Clearer Skies, Dry Cleaners Post Sales Increases Across the Board in January

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — The record snowfalls that impacted business in a big way last...

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