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Drycleaners Set to Spend for 2010 Plant Projects

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked about their plans in advance of American Drycleaner’s...

The Economy Is Still in Recession, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Last month, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke announced...

Only Half of Drycleaners Now Use Perc, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked what solvent system or systems they use to clean...

Healthcare Costs Out of Control, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than three-quarters (75.8%) of drycleaners say that the...

Drycleaners Warm to Social Media, Survey Shows

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (52.0%) of drycleaners are using social media...

Survey: Drycleaners Are Expanding into Commercial Services

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Drycleaners are offering a variety of commercial services,...

Drycleaners Fish Hundreds of Items from Pockets Monthly, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — A survey of British drycleaners recently found that customers...

Most Drycleaners Will Attend Clean in Spite of Economy, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than half (53.5%) of drycleaners responding to American...

Drycleaners Pick Biggest Challenges, Innovations of Past and Present

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked to name the industry’s biggest challenges and...

‘Green’ Means Many Things, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Interest in “environmentally friendly” products and services...

Economy Will Get Worse in 2009, Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Battered by a flagging economy and declining sales, more than...

Downturn Won’t Slow Plant Projects, Drycleaners Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Three out of five (59.3%) drycleaners say they plan to build...

Operators Break with Nation in Historic Vote

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Four out of five (80.8%) drycleaners say they supported the...

Most ‘Main Street’ Drycleaners Against Bailout, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — More than two-thirds (69.7%) of drycleaners responding to this...

Drycleaners Favor Mandatory Licensing

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Asked whether licensing requirements would benefit the...

Half of Surveyed Cleaners Satisfied with Distributors

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Only half of drycleaners are satisfied with their distributors...

Gas Prices Affecting Summer Travel Plans

Ian P. Murphy |

Chicago — The high price of gasoline is causing more than two-thirds (68...

Half of Stimulus Checks Go Toward Bills

Ian P. Murphy |

More than half (51.7%) of drycleaners say they have applied or will...

Recession Has Begun, Most Operators Say

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — Almost three out of four drycleaners (72.3%) believe that the...

Drycleaners Hit Hard By Hanger Prices

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — An overwhelming 86.8% of operators report that the price of...

‘Greenness’ Important to Plant Positioning

Ian P. Murphy |

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

McCain Leads Presidential Race Among Drycleaners

Ian P. Murphy |

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

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...

Drycleaners to Participate in 2008, Survey Says

Ian P. Murphy |

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

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