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Drycleaning Sales Down Slightly in Fourth Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide shrank 1.0% in the fourth quarter, according to a panel of industry operators tapped by AmericanDrycleaner.com to provide a variety of financial and cost data anonymously for use at the site.
In year-to-year comparisons for the three-month period, regional results were generally positive. Operators in the South reported that their business grew 3%, while those in the Midwest experienced a 3.5% average increase in sales.
However, poor sales among a relatively small number of respondents in the Northeast averaged out to a 12% decrease, and drycleaning sales in the West were flat.
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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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