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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...

Drycleaners at the Forefront of Economic Downturn

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Drycleaners Expect Equipment, Supply Costs to Remain Steady in 2009

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Third-Quarter Sales Fall, Signs Show Stabilizing Market

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Profits Down in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Piececounts Dropped in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

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

West Leads 14.2% Decline in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Operators Lower Prices Slightly in First Half

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Costs Jumped in First Quarter, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

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

West, South Drag Down Nationwide Numbers

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Operators Expect to Keep Expenditures Down

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Most drycleaners will try to keep equipment and supply costs...

Drycleaning Sales Grew in '07

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Nationwide drycleaning sales grew an average of 3.0% during...

Drycleaning Sales Down Slightly in Fourth Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide shrank 1.0% in the fourth quarter...

StatShot: Third Quarter Volatile for Survey Panelists

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales showed volatility in the third quarter,...

Base Prices Higher in Northeast

Ian P. Murphy |

Drycleaners in the Northeast maintain the highest base prices, according...

Two-Fifths of Drycleaners Raise Prices

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Two-fifths (40%) of drycleaners nationwide raised prices...

Business Down Slightly in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide decreased slightly in the second...

Wages Highest in West, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning operations in the West pay the highest wages,...

Drycleaning Outpaces Economy

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales nationwide grew in April, according to a...

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