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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...

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...

Most Drycleaners Will Consider Alternatives

Ian P. Murphy |

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

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...

Most Drycleaners Closing July 4th Only

Ian P. Murphy |

CHICAGO — With Independence Day falling in the middle of the week, most...

Wire Survey: Most Cleaners Gave to Charity in '06

Ian P. Murphy |

The vast majority of drycleaners gave to charity last year, according to...

Wire Survey: Half of Drycleaners Report Improved Results in 2006

Ian P. Murphy |

One year ago, almost two-thirds of drycleaners responding to a Wire...

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