Declining demand for professional dry cleaning services, unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences and increasing competition from coin-operated laundromats and household washing machines have led to this industry's decline in the past decade. Consequently, industry revenue is expected to decrease over the five years to 2017. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to continue declining over the five years to 2022, albeit at a faster rate. Despite positive outlooks on economic factors, unfavorable shifts in consumer preferences will continue to diminish demand for dry cleaning and full-service laundry.
Establishments in this industry provide dry cleaning and laundering services. Companies may also provide drop-off and pick-up sites for customers. In addition, establishments may also offer specialty cleaning services for garments and textiles such as fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns, draperies and pillows. This industry does not include coin-operated laundromats, nor does it include companies that generate most of their revenue from 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.