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May Sales Shaky; Prices Slow to Rise

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — May drycleaning sales declined in three regions, according to...

Survey: Most Operators Taking Typical Summer Vacations

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost two-thirds (64.3%) of operators are making summer...

April Sales Jump in Northeast, West; Payrolls Down

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — April sales grew in two regions of the U.S. compared to last...

Drycleaners Working More Than Five Years Ago

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost two-thirds (65.7%) of drycleaners are working longer...

March Sales Show Signs of Turnaround

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — March sales may finally be showing signs of a turnaround,...

Operators Favor Certain Healthcare Reforms, Oppose Package

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners favor some major features of the landmark...

Snow Buries February Sales Gains; Expenditures Flat

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners nationwide reported subtle improvements in the...

Nine Out of 10 Operators Now Wetclean

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Nine out of 10 (91.7%) operators now use professional...

StatShot: Sales Continue to Fall Nationwide, Many Cut Payroll to Compensate

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country are still suffering from a...

Drycleaners Report Sales Decline for December, Improved Conditions

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country continue to report a decline in...

Survey: Half of Drycleaners Say Marketing Pays

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (50.9%) of drycleaners say that the marketing...

One-Third of Drycleaners Make New Year’s Resolutions

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, only one-third (33.3...

Drycleaners Report Natural Gas Price Cuts, Continued Sales Decline

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — The New York Mercantile Exchange reported record low prices...

Sales Volume to Stabilize in 2010, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked to offer their rough forecasts for sales in the new year...

StatShot: Declining Sales Cut into Drycleaners' Profits

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country are cutting into their profit...

Drycleaners Set to Spend for 2010 Plant Projects

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked about their plans in advance of American Drycleaner’s...

Despite Rosy Analysis, Drycleaners Still Feel the Squeeze

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Last month, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced...

The Economy Is Still in Recession, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Last month, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced...

Drycleaning Sales Fall in August, Competition Easing, Survey Says

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales continued to fall in the month of August,...

Only Half of Drycleaners Now Use Perc, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked what solvent system or systems they use to clean...

Drycleaning Sales Continue to Fall, but Costs Hold Steady, Survey Says

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners’ declining sales continued to be a problem in the...

Healthcare Costs Out of Control, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than three-quarters (75.8%) of drycleaners say that the...

Drycleaners Warm to Social Media, Survey Shows

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (52.0%) of drycleaners are using social media...

Most Drycleaners Hold Prices Steady Despite Falling Sales, Survey Shows

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Most drycleaners held prices steady as sales continued to fall...

Survey: Drycleaners Are Expanding into Commercial Services

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners are offering a variety of commercial services,...

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