Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Nov 2014

Cleaning up: Unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences will continue to diminish industry demand

IBISWorld’s Dry Cleaners market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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

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The Dry Cleaners industry has medium barriers to entry. Although there are over 37,524 companies operating in the industry, only three companies have a national presence; the majority of establishments compete on a regional basis. Therefore, the industry is characterized by a very low level of market share concentration, while competition is based primarily on price, location and selection of services offered. Capital investments required to enter the industry are medium, while the regulatory environment is heavy and expected to increase. Labor requirements are low and decreasing; most establishments have five employees or fewer.

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What is the Dry Cleaners Industry?

Establishments in the industry provide dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for laundries and dry cleaners. 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 establishments that offer coin-operated laundering and dry cleaning, nor does it include those offering linen and uniform rentals.

Industry Products
Commercial full-service laundryRetail Dry cleaning servicesCommercial dry cleaning servicesRetail full-service laundry
Industry Activities
Dry cleaningLaundry services

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