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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a medium level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labor in 2015, the industry will invest an estimated $0.17 in capital, slightly up from an estimated $0.14 spent on capital in 2010. Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as improving economic conditions have encouraged operators to upgrade existing machinery or purchase new replacements. Dry cleaners typical invest capital in new dry cleaning equipment, washers, dryers, sorting bins, dry cleaning baths and ironing presses. Specialized dry cleaning washers cost anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000, depending on what class of solvent they use, washing capacity and accessory features... 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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