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.
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