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The Numbers: Consumer Confidence Rises on Signs of Growing Employment

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — CONSUMER CONFIDENCE continues to grow, according to the latest...

StatShot: West Only Region to Post Dry Cleaning Sales Gain in March

Carlo Calma |

CHICAGO — March proved to be a challenging month for dry cleaners across...

Survey: Majority of Dry Cleaners Say Exhibits are Biggest Draw to Clean Show

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Roughly one-quarter of those responding to this month’s...

StatShot: Dry Cleaning Sales Performances Mixed in February

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Dry cleaning sales were a mixed bag in February, with two...

StatShot: West Leads Regions Posting Better Dry Cleaning Sales for January

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Three of four regions reported better dry cleaning sales for...

Survey: Nearly 43% of Dry Cleaners Have Seen Store Victimized by Crime

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Google the terms “dry cleaner” and “robbed” and you’re likely...

StatShot: West Only Region to Register Better Dry Cleaning Sales in December, 4th Quarter

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — The West was the only region to register increased dry cleaning...

Survey: Many Dry Cleaners Optimistic About Meeting 2013 Goals

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, nearly 58% of dry...

StatShot: November Dry Cleaning Sales Up in West, South

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Sales grew in two of four regions of the United States in...

The Numbers: Unemployment Rate Falls, but Fiscal Cliff Looms

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE for November fell to 7.7%, according to...

Survey: Half of Dry Cleaners Polled Predict Greater Sales Volume in 2013

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Half of dry cleaners asked to offer their rough forecasts for...

Dry Cleaning Sales Rise Across the Board in October

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – October proved to be a good month for dry cleaning sales,...

Survey: Half of Dry Cleaners Don’t Fear Newest Fall Fashions

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — The new fall fashions sometimes signals styles that present...

Northeast Only Region to Report Better September Dry Cleaning Sales

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – The Northeast was the lone bright spot for September dry...

The Numbers: Lower Unemployment Boosts Consumer Confidence

Jean Teller |

CHICAGO — STUNNING FORECASTERS, the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8% in...

Survey: 62% of Dry Cleaners Favor Romney Over Obama for President

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — If U.S. voters agree with the majority of dry cleaners who...

August Dry Cleaning Sales Up in West, Northeast

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – The West and Northeast reported increased sales in August from...

Survey: Cash, Drugs, Sex Toy Among Forgotten Items Found by Dry Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — It’s not unusual for a dry cleaner to find items that a...

StatShot: U.S. Month-to-Month Dry Cleaning Sales Down 1.8% in July

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO – Only one of the four regions managed sales gains last month...

New Poll Shows 78% of Dry Cleaners Satisfied with Distributors

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Approximately 78% of dry cleaners polled in this month’s...

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