Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
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 several smaller companies.
Demand for industry services is income sensitive, meaning a small change in income leads to a disproportionate change in demand. An improved economy has helped boost demand for washing and dry-cleaning services in recent years. As disposable incomes have risen, consumers have turned to the industry to save them time. Furthermore, as the quality of the services provided has improved, so too has demand for the industry... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The largest segment for industry operators is estimated to be the laundering of all types of clothing and textiles by mechanical equipment or by hand using detergents, softeners and water, accounting for an estimated 42% 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, 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