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Dry Cleaners

SIC 7216 | NAICS 812320

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services  (view report)
Dry Cleaning Service Franchises  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Operating conditions
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Trade Magazines, LLC
American Drycleaner

Monthly trade publication features news and information for drycleaning plant owners and operators, with topics covered in various issues including industry news and events, market trends, production and marketing advice, management strategies, technical knowledge and insights, company profiles, and new products and services. Archived digital editions of the magazine can be viewed free online.

Laundry Facilities & Dry Cleaning Services

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Drycleaning & Laundry Institute
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Fabricare Magazine
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for laundering and drycleaning professionals, with topics addressed in various issues of the magazine including business management, marketing and promotion, technical operations, garment care, environmental issues, and government regulatory and legislative issues. Publication is available to members only; contact association for more information.

Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
Comprehensive reference guide provides an extensive selection of resources for the drycleaning industry, with topics addressed in the guide including management matters, marketing methods, shirt and laundry procedures, technical information, industry publications, health and safety matters, and regulatory and legislative issues. Online guide is available to members only; contact association for more information.

Freedonia Group
Laundry & Linen Services: United States

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes the laundry and linen services market by type of establishment and market segment, with data provided including historical and forecast revenue for retail drycleaners and laundries, uniform launderers, linen launderers, and coin-operated laundries, and the business-to-business (i.e., uniform and linen launderers) and consumer market segments.

Grand View Research
U.S. Laundry Facilities & Drycleaning Services

Market research report provides an analysis of the laundry facilities and drycleaning services sector, with information provided in the study including historical and forecast revenue for retail laundry and drycleaning services, coin-operated laundry services, and corporate/industrial laundry services, and firms profiled including CSC ServiceWorks Inc., The Huntington Company, LLC, and EnviroStar, Inc.

The Business Research Company
Dry-Cleaning and Laundry Services

BRC report provides an analysis of the retail and commercial drycleaning and laundry service sector on a global basis, with data provided for the U.S. market including historical and forecast revenue by type of service (e.g., coin-operated retail laundries and drycleaners, retail drycleaners and laundries excluding coin-operated establishments, and commercial linen and uniform laundry supply services).

Financial Ratios and Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Dry Cleaners  Search for "812320"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services
(see links for individual reports)

Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses
as a percentage of annual revenues for firms that provide retail drycleaning and laundry services for consumers or commercial full-service laundering services for garments, linens, and textiles used by commercial and institutional customers such as hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and other businesses.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Dry Cleaning

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly rate data for selected job positions in
this service sector such as general manager, production manager, retail store manager, drycleaning worker, and garment/textile presser, with employers for which salary or hourly rate data is provided including Best Cleaners, Inc., Comet Cleaners Franchise Group, and Martinizing International, LLC.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Drycleaning and Laundry Service

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with job categories covered by the survey including workers who operate dry cleaning equipment used to clean household and industrial articles (e.g., garments, leather, suede, draperies, linens, mats, carpets, and rugs) with a non-water-based chemical solvent.

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Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Dry Cleaners

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based valuation multiples for small businesses that provide drycleaning, laundering, or other specialty cleaning services for specific types of clothing and other textile items such as leather, suede, furs, linens, draperies, blankets, pillows, carpets, and rugs.

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