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The Dry-Cleaning and Other Cleaning Services industry covers a range of different businesses including dry-cleaners, laundries, self-service launderettes, carpet cleaners and workwear and uniform rental providers. The industry consists of a few large companies operating alongside numerous small enterprises.The industry has faced challenging operating conditions over the past five years. An improving economy in the beginning of the period fuelled demand for washing and dry-cleaning services, benefiting industry revenue. However, economic uncertainty since the EU referendum has led to consumer confidence falling, while inflationary pressures have led to constrained disposable incomes...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.6bn
Annual Growth 15-20
-0.3%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
34,533
Businesses
3,944
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators respond to increasingly busy lifestyles by offering more convenient services
  • Innovation in the industry has typically been directed towards developing sustainable techniques
  • Households are expected to remain the industry’s largest market over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    LaundryThe largest segment for industry operators is the laundering of all types of clothing and textiles by mechanical equipment or by hand using detergents, softeners and water. This segment is expected to account for 45.4% of industry revenue in the current year. The segment covers services for both industrial and commercial clients and includes the laundering of workwear and textiles for commercial businesses and individual consumers. There has been a steady increase in the number of businesses outsourcing their laundering needs to industry operators over the past five years, boosting industry demand. The biggest market for this segment is the health-care sector. NHS hospitals use industry operators to launder blankets, bed linen, surgical drapes and gowns. Ove...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Effective cost controls
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer confidence index and Real household disposable income in the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry?

    Firms in this industry launder and dry-clean all types of clothing and textiles for the general public, as well as commercial and industrial clients. Industry services includes carpet and rug cleaning, self-service coin-operated laundry machines, provision of linen and laundry collection and delivery services. Clothing repair and alteration services, and the renting of clothing other than work uniforms are not covered.

    Industry Products
  • Self-service laundry machines
  • Laundry
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Home-textile cleaning
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing dry-cleaning services
  • Offering laundry services
  • Providing coin-operated laundry machines
  • Providing linen and work uniforms
  • Offering home-textile cleaning
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from hotels
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Demand from hospitals

  • Current Performance
  • Slower cycle
  • A positive spin
  • Environmental concerns
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Dressed for success
  • Health market steams ahead
  • Smaller entrants
  • Profit margins
  • Table: Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hotels
  • Full-Service Restaurants
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing
  • Soap & Detergent Manufacturing
  • Textile Wholesaling
  • Water Collection, Treatment & Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry-cleaning
  • Home-textile cleaning
  • Self-service laundry machines
  • Chart: Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Health-care operators
  • Hospitality clients
  • Government organisations
  • Industrial clients
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesUtilitiesDepreciationRentMarketingOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Berendsen UK Limited,
  • Table: Berendsen UK Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services 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 Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Launderette
  • A self-service laundry that typically offers a number of coin-operated washing and drying machines to users.
  • Neurotoxic
  • Poisonous to nerves or nerve cells.
  • Perchloroethylene
  • A solvent used in dry-cleaning.
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