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Survey: 40% of Dry Cleaners Plan to Add Commercial Service or Expand Capacity

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — It’s not unusual for a retail dry cleaner to also offer a...

Survey: Nearly Two-Thirds of Cleaners Process at Least 20% of Volume Using Wet Cleaning

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Wet cleaning has gone from being a dry cleaning alternative...

Survey: 52% of Dry Cleaners Predict Greater Sales Volume Next Year

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — More than half of dry cleaners asked to offer their rough...

Survey: Scales Predicted to be Most Troublesome New Fashion Style for Dry Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Arrival of new fall fashions signals some styles that could...

Survey: OSHA Call After Anonymous Complaint Is Spookiest Scenario for Dry Cleaners

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — In the spirit of Halloween, American Drycleaner asked members...

Survey: Three Out of Four Perform All or Most of Basic Maintenance Tasks

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Performing their own plant maintenance is nothing new for the...

Survey: Plenty of Stressors for Drycleaners; Many Involve Employees

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — There are plenty of things that cause a drycleaner’s blood...

Survey: Many Drycleaners Favor Shorter Clean Show, Scheduling Over Weekend

Bruce Beggs |

CHICAGO — Many drycleaners who attended the Clean Show last month favor...

Survey: Coupon Strategies Vary among Drycleaners

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Most drycleaners (84.0%) issue coupons as part of their...

Recovery Slow to Reach Drycleaners, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Although economic indicators say that the U.S. economy is...

Most Operators Plan to Attend Clean ’11

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (53.6%) of the operators surveyed in this month...

Survey: Drycleaners to Spend on Equipment Upgrades

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — With the Clean Show coming up and the economy showing signs of...

Drycleaners Optimistic About New Year’s Resolutions

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, more than one-third...

Drycleaners Feeling Upbeat for The Holidays

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More drycleaners are saying “‘Tis the season!” instead of “Bah...

It’s A Renter’s Market, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Ongoing softness in the commercial real-estate market is...

Unstable Dyes Pose The Most Problems, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Unstable dyes and prints are the biggest processing headaches...

Survey: Four Out of Five Drycleaners Satisfied with Distributors

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Nearly four out of five drycleaners (79.4%) say that they are...

Survey: Drycleaners Embrace Social Media in Marketing

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost three-quarters (73.3%) of operators say they now use a...

Survey: Most Operators Taking Typical Summer Vacations

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost two-thirds (64.3%) of operators are making summer...

Drycleaners Working More Than Five Years Ago

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost two-thirds (65.7%) of drycleaners are working longer...

Operators Favor Certain Healthcare Reforms, Oppose Package

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners favor some major features of the landmark...

Nine Out of 10 Operators Now Wetclean

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Nine out of 10 (91.7%) operators now use professional...

Survey: Half of Drycleaners Say Marketing Pays

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (50.9%) of drycleaners say that the marketing...

One-Third of Drycleaners Make New Year’s Resolutions

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked about their goals for the New Year, only one-third (33.3...

Sales Volume to Stabilize in 2010, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked to offer their rough forecasts for sales in the new year...

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