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 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 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

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Dry Cleaners industry is in the decline stage of its industry life cycle. Indicators of this stage include falling employment levels, fewer companies and establishments, decreased profit margins and an accelerated industry consolidation. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is projected to decline at an average annual rate of 2.0% from 2009 to 2019. By contrast, GDP is projected to rise on average 2.5% over the same period.

Moreover, the industry remains highly competitive; there are currently an estimated 39,765 dry cleaners throughout the nation, and the four largest dry cleaners combines still generate less than 1.2% of industry sales... 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 full-service laundryRetail Dry cleaning servicesCommercial dry cleaning servicesRetail full-service laundry
Industry Activities
Dry cleaningLaundry services

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