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Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Apr 2015

Machine wash only: Shifts in consumer preferences and rising competition cause revenue to stagnate

IBISWorld’s Dry Cleaners market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-0.3%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
147,858
Businesses
36,683
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Falling demand for dry cleaning services, unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences and increasing competition from coin-operated laundromats and household washing machines have led to the Dry Cleaners industry's decline in the past decade. In the early part of the five-year period to 2015, poor economic conditions led many consumers to reduce spending on discretionary laundry services. Moreover, a long-term consumer shift toward low-maintenance clothing has curtailed demand for dry cleaning services that were once necessary for many garments. As a result, industry revenue has decreased slightly over the past five years and is expected to accelerate its decline through 2020... 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 that cater to commercial clients are usually located near commercial establishments such as hotels, motels, restaurants and hospitals. Retail drycleaners that primarily service the household market are more likely to be located in major metropolitan areas than in suburban or rural areas.

Southeast

The Southeast region has the highest concentration of industry establishments, accounting for an estimated 24.4% of the nation's dry cleaners in 2015. 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 industry establishments... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Dry Cleaners Industry?

Establishments in this industry provide dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for customers. In addition, establishments may also offer specialty cleaning services for garments and textiles such as fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns, draperies and pillows. This industry does not include coin-operated laundromats, nor does it include companies that generate most of their revenue from linen and uniform rentals.

Industry Products
Commercial full-service laundryRetail dry cleaning and laundry servicesCommercial dry cleaning services
 
Industry Activities
Full-service dry cleaningFull-service laundry


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