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Dry Cleaners in the US: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Dry Cleaners Market Research Report | NAICS 81232 | Mar 2016

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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 2021... purchase to read more

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The Dry Cleaners industry has a very low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the top four dry cleaning companies, all of which are national franchisors, represent less than 3.0% of total industry revenue. Furthermore, the top 50 dry cleaners combined are expected to generate only 8.0% of industry sales. Since the majority of enterprises are family-owned companies that employ fewer than five people, the industry remains highly fragmented. Most companies operate with a limited geographic scope and serve local or regional clienteles. Furthermore, only 3.7% of all companies operate more than one dry cleaning facility.

Despite the industry's highly fragmented nature, there has been some industry consolidation in recent years... 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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