Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Rebounding employment, particularly in the hospitality and food service sectors, will be a boon to the industry. A greater number of employees means a greater need for uniform rental and laundering services. Furthermore, an anticipated rise in the number of insured people under healthcare reform will increase patient traffic in hospitals, pushing them to outsource more of their laundering services. At the same time, rising environmental regulations will likely cause operating costs to rise... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The regions with the greatest concentration of Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply establishments include the Southeast, the West, the Great Lakes and the Mid-Atlantic. Establishments are largely distributed according to population trends, although they are more concentrated in areas near manufacturing and hospitality service companies, especially since these are the industry's major clients.
The Southeast has the greatest share of industry establishments, estimated at 25.5% of the total. Laundry and linen suppliers have increasingly chosen to locate their operations in the Southeast region due to population shifts to the area, which attracts businesses that demand industry services... purchase to read more