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Drycleaners Continue to Struggle, But End May Be in Sight, Survey Says

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Many analysts are pointing to signs that the economy may have...

Most Drycleaners Will Attend Clean in Spite of Economy, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (53.5%) of drycleaners responding to American...

Drycleaners Cut Payrolls as Sales Continue to Fall, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners across the country cut payrolls as sales continued...

Drycleaners Pick Biggest Challenges, Innovations of Past and Present

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked to name the industry’s biggest challenges and...

Drycleaners Across the Country Feel Economic Crunch; West Hit Hardest, Survey Shows

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — The tanking economy has taken its toll on drycleaners across...

‘Green’ Means Many Things, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Interest in “environmentally friendly” products and services...

Economy Will Get Worse in 2009, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Battered by a flagging economy and declining sales, more than...

Drycleaners at the Forefront of Economic Downturn

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — In StatShot surveys covering 18 months, drycleaners nationwide...

Downturn Won’t Slow Plant Projects, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Three out of five (59.3%) drycleaners say they plan to build...

Drycleaners Expect Equipment, Supply Costs to Remain Steady in 2009

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners expect to keep equipment and supply costs steady...

Operators Break with Nation in Historic Vote

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Four out of five (80.8%) drycleaners say they supported the...

Third-Quarter Sales Fall, Signs Show Stabilizing Market

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Led by declines in the Southern states, drycleaning sales fell...

Most ‘Main Street’ Drycleaners Against Bailout, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than two-thirds (69.7%) of drycleaners responding to this...

Profits Down in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Profits for drycleaners nationwide fell at about the same pace...

Drycleaners Favor Mandatory Licensing

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked whether licensing requirements would benefit the...

Piececounts Dropped in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Piececounts nationwide decreased 22.9% in the second quarter,...

Half of Surveyed Cleaners Satisfied with Distributors

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Only half of drycleaners are satisfied with their distributors...

West Leads 14.2% Decline in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Led by widespread decreases in the West, second-quarter sales...

Gas Prices Affecting Summer Travel Plans

Ian P. Murphy |

Chicago — The high price of gasoline is causing more than two-thirds (68...

Operators Lower Prices Slightly in First Half

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — In spite of rising costs, drycleaners nationwide lowered...

Half of Stimulus Checks Go Toward Bills

Ian P. Murphy |

More than half (51.7%) of drycleaners say they have applied or will...

Costs Jumped in First Quarter, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Operating costs jumped in the first quarter, according to a...

Recession Has Begun, Most Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost three out of four drycleaners (72.3%) believe that the...

West, South Drag Down Nationwide Numbers

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide took a hit during the first...

Drycleaners Hit Hard By Hanger Prices

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — An overwhelming 86.8% of operators report that the price of...

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