Drycleaning Sales Grew in '07

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Nationwide drycleaning sales grew an average of 3.0% during 2007, according to a panel of industry operators tapped to contribute financial information anonymously for use at, even after shrinking 1.0% in the fourth quarter.
Results varied by region. Drycleaners in the Midwest reported fast growth averaging 9.5%, while those in the Northeast reported sales decreases of 10.0%. Operators in the South matched nationwide growth with a 3% increase, while sales in the West were flat.
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Ian P. Murphy

Freelance Writer

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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