Carlo Calma

Freelance Writer

Carlo Calma is a freelance writer and former editor of American Coin-Op.

Survey: 70% of Dry Cleaners Dish Up Discounts as Part of Marketing Strategy

CHICAGO — Almost 36% of dry cleaners are utilizing coupons “often” as part...

StatShot: December Difficult for All Regions; Fourth-Quarter Sales Tepid

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners across the country faced a difficult December, as...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Look to Attract New Customers in New Year

CHICAGO — Attracting new customers is the top 2014 business priority for...

StatShot: West Sees Strong November Sales; All Regions Boost Marketing Spending

CHICAGO — Drycleaning sales in the West showed the strongest year-over-...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Approach 2014 with Cautious Optimism

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners are looking ahead to 2014 with some optimism, as 30...

StatShot: Northeast Sees Strong October; Utilities Cost Up in All Regions

CHICAGO — October was a good month for dry cleaners in the Northeast, as...

What Scares Dry Cleaners Most? Survey Says Equipment Failure

CHICAGO — A key piece of equipment going out of commission is regarded by...

StatShot: Three of Four Regions Post Gains in September, Third-Quarter 2013 Sales

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners in three out of four regions posted gains in...

Survey: Dry Cleaners Confident in Ability to Provide Good Service

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners polled by American Drycleaner feel confident about...

Survey: West’s Dry Cleaners Post Strong First-Half Performance While Midwest Takes Hardest Hit

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners in the West reported a 3.9% increase in year-over-...

Survey: New-Media Marketing Produces Mixed Results

CHICAGO — Dry cleaners use a variety of new-media tools—including Facebook...

StatShot: July Dry Cleaning Sales Up, First-Half Costs Down in Most Regions

CHICAGO –– Dry cleaners in the West saw the highest sales increase among...

Survey: Two of Five Dry Cleaners Working Longer Today Than Five Years Ago

CHICAGO – Roughly 42% of dry cleaners are working more hours today than...

Signature Cleaners Raises Money to Assist Bombing Victims, Families

BOSTON — As residents here continue to recover from the tragedy that...

StatShot: Regions Report Solid Second-Quarter Dry Cleaning Sales, Poor June

CHICAGO – The West was the only region to report better year-over-year...

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