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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
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • 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 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
Quarterly trade publication provides news and information for laundry and drycleaning professionals, with topics addressed in this publication including business management, marketing and promotion, garment manufacturing and care, technical operations, environmental concerns, and regulatory and legislative issues. Publication is available to DLI members only, with digital archives available online.

Encyclopedia of Drycleaning
Comprehensive reference guide provides an extensive selection of knowledge and resources for DLI members, with topics addressed in this guide including management strategies, marketing methods, laundry procedures, technical operating information, health and safety matters, industry publications, and regulatory and legislative updates. Web interface and mobile app are available to members only.

Freedonia Group
Laundry & Linen Services: United States

Freedonia Focus research report analyzes the laundry and linen services market by service type and market segment, with information provided including historical and forecast revenues for drycleaners and laundries, uniform launderers, linen laundries, and coin-operated laundries and for the business- to-business market segments (e.g., uniform and linen launders) and the consumer market segments.

Grand View Research
U.S. Laundry Facilities & Dry-Cleaning Services

Market research report provides an analysis of the laundry facilities and dry-cleaning services sector, with information provided in the report including market size and forecast by service type (e.g., retail laundry and dry-cleaning services, coin-operated services, and corporate/industrial laundry services) and firms profiled including CSC ServiceWorks Inc., 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 worldwide basis, with data provided for the U.S. including historical and forecast market size 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).

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

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

PayScale, Inc.
Dry Cleaning

Free online service provides median salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for various job positions in this service sector such as general manager, production manager, retail store manager, dry cleaning worker, and garment/textile presser, with employers for which salary or hourly wage 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 local area basis, with job occupations 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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