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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...

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...

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