Clothes line: As people return to work, demand for uniforms will boost industry sales

The Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry comprises operators that rent out and launder a variety of linens, garments and work uniforms to the general manufacturing, retail and hospitality sectors, all of which have performed well over the past five years. During the five-year period, the declining unemployment rate has renewed demand for industry services. Since rental uniforms are purchased primarily by blue-collar workers in industries with high employee turnover, industry performance is closely linked to the labor market. Over the past five years, the unemployment rate has declined considerably. Driven by similar economic factors and trends, the industry is expected to continue growing over the next five years, although at a slower rate than the current period...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Healthcare reforms are expected to raise the number of patient visits to hospitals, spurring demand
  • The number of independent businesses operating in this industry is expected to decrease
  • Increased demand for temporary workers will likely boost demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry encompasses a wide variety of services, which IBISWorld separates into six groups. The value of sales for each service segment depends on the quantity sold as well as the price of those services. Demand factors, such as the number of client establishments and their employment levels, influence the quantity of services sold. Prices charged for services reflect input prices and the purchasing power of clients, as larger customers can negotiate lower prices by signing longer-term supply contracts or purchasing industry services in bulk.Work uniform rental and cleaningUniform rental and cleaning comprises the largest service segment for the industry, accounting for 29.6% of revenue in 2018. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry are

  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from accommodation and food services and National unemployment rate in the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry?

    Companies in this industry supply laundered items, such as uniforms, gowns, coats, table linens, bed linens, towels, cleanroom apparel and treated mops to other various industries. These items are provided on a rental or contract basis. Typical clients include industrial, healthcare, food service and hospitality establishments.

    Industry Products
  • Work uniform rental and cleaning
  • Flat linens rental and cleaning
  • Linen garments rental and cleaning
  • Industrial wiping cloths rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mats rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mops and related products
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing industrial laundering
  • Supplying bed linens
  • Providing uniform rentals and laundering
  • Supplying table linens
  • Providing towel rentals and laundering
  • Supplying dust control textile items (i.e. cloths, mats, mops, rugs and shop towels)
  • Supplying flame resistant clothing
  • Supplying protective apparel
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • National unemployment rate
  • Demand from hospitals
  • Percentage of services conducted online

  • Current Performance
  • Rising market share concentration
  • Shifts in industry structure
  • Fluctuating profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A stronger labor force
  • Burgeoning demand from key markets
  • Heightened competition and industry structure
  • Rising profitability, falling operating costs
  • Table: Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
  • Cut and Sew Manufacturers
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Textile Mills
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Work uniform rental and cleaning
  • Flat linens rental and cleaning
  • Other
  • Linen garments rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mats rental and cleaning
  • Industrial wiping cloths rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mops and related products
  • Chart: Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Unemployment
  • Downstream industries

  • Major Markets
  • Hospitality and lodging
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing and distribution
  • Food service
  • Retail and service
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Cintas Corporation, Aramark Corporation, UniFirst Corporation,
  • Table: Cintas Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Aramark Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: UniFirst Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Number of Businesses (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Cleanroom Garment
  • A garment, such as boots and hoods, worn by semiconductor workers, equipment engineers and employees in the medical profession to prevent skin and hair from entering clean environments.
  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (Npe)
  • Chemicals, also known as nonoxynols, used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting and defoaming agents.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Tunnel Washer
  • An industrial laundry machine, also known as a continuous batch washer, designed specifically to handle heavy loads.
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