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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...

Operators Expect to Keep Expenditures Down

Ian P. Murphy |

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

‘Greenness’ Important to Plant Positioning

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Two-thirds (68.9%) of drycleaners mention that their services...

Drycleaning Sales Grew in '07

Ian P. Murphy |

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

McCain Leads Presidential Race Among Drycleaners

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners tend to favor Republican presidential candidates...

Drycleaning Sales Down Slightly in Fourth Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Four Out of Five Drycleaners Working Overtime

Ian P. Murphy |

The most recent survey appearing in the Wire says that four out of five...

Half of Operators Report Improved Results in 2007

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (52.8%) of drycleaners responding to the most...

StatShot: Third Quarter Volatile for Survey Panelists

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Drycleaners to Participate in 2008, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO, Ill. — More than two-thirds of drycleaners plan to attend an...

Northeast Charges More for Separates

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners in the Northeast charge as much as 25% more to...

Energy a Bottom-Line Concern, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — With oil and gas prices going up, three-quarters (76.0%) of...

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...

Most Drycleaners Will Consider Alternatives

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO, Ill. — The overwhelming majority (88.9%) of drycleaners say...

Business Down Slightly in Second Quarter

Ian P. Murphy |

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

Smoking Bans Won't Hurt Business, Most Cleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO, Ill. — Seven out of 10 (70.4%) drycleaners don’t think that the...

Wages Highest in West, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

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

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