Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

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Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Nov 2013

Cleaning up: Strong demand from key markets and improved incomes will support a modest upturn

IBISWorld’s Dry Cleaners market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

While higher costs from environmental regulations will cut into profit, the industry will start to revive in the next five years. Stronger downstream demand from key markets like hospitals, restaurants and hotels will stimulate revenue growth. Furthermore, an improved unemployment rate and higher disposable incomes will spur demand from consumers... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Dry Cleaners industry has medium barriers to entry. There is a low level of market share concentration among the top four companies in the industry; estimated at 2.0% in 2013. There are, however, a large number of companies operating in the industry, although the majority of companies compete on a regional basis. Currently there are 38,755 companies operating from 41,454 locations. There is a medium level of capital investment required for entering the industry. Furthermore, the industry has been subject to a rising level of regulation concerning the use of solvents such as perc.

Start-up costs vary depending on location and the scale of operations. New business will need to secure a retail space and operational facility for processing dry cleaning... purchase to read more


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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 laundry servicesDry cleaning servicesReselling servicesMaintenance and repair
Industry Activities
Dry cleaningLaundry services

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