Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In the five years to 2014, the Dry Cleaners industry has faced progressively challenging conditions. In the grip of heightened unemployment, consumers were less willing to spend on discretionary services such as dry cleaning or full-service laundry. Moreover, the industry's declining sales are expected to continue in the next five years. Demand for industry services will be negatively affected by the continued adoption of business-casual clothing, which has resulted in a long-term decline in demand for professional dry cleaning services. Growing competition from more affordable self-service or coin-operated laundromats is also projected to cut into industry sales... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The distribution of dry cleaners in the United States is primarily linked to population levels. Industry operators are more likely to be located in urban areas, due to the higher population density. Industry operators that cater to commercial clients are usually located near near commercial establishments such as hotels, motels, restaurants and hospitals.
The Southeast region has the highest concentration of industry establishments; in 2014, the region accounted for an estimated 24.4% of the nation's dry cleaners. The region also produces more than a quarter of the industry's revenue. The largest producer in the Southeast is Florida, which by itself accounts for 5.7% of the nation's dry cleaners... purchase to read more