The Dry Cleaners industry provides dry cleaning and laundry services to consumers and businesses, such as hotels and clinics. Over the past five years, shifting consumer trends toward casual clothing have reduced the need for dry cleaning services that are typically only used for formal and office wear. While changing consumer patterns will continue to reduce demand, the industry will nonetheless benefit from accelerated income growth. As unemployment continues to fall, industry players will increasingly rely on other services, such as wash-and-fold laundering, to capitalize on consumers' busy schedules. Eco-friendly dry cleaning services will also grow in popularity as mounting regulation and environmental concern spurs operators to purchase hydrocarbon- and water-based solvent cleaning machines.
This industry provides dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for laundries and dry cleaners. In addition, establishments may also offer specialty-cleaning services for garments and textiles, including fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns, draperies and pillows. This industry does not include establishments that offer coin-operated laundering and dry cleaning, or those offering linen and uniform rentals.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.