In the five years to 2014, the Dry Cleaners industry has faced progressively challenging conditions. In the grip of heightened unemployment, consumers were less willing to spend on discretionary services such as dry cleaning or full-service laundry. Moreover, the industry's declining sales are expected to continue in the next five years. Demand for industry services will be negatively affected by the continued adoption of business-casual clothing, which has resulted in a long-term decline in demand for professional dry cleaning services. Growing competition from more affordable self-service or coin-operated laundromats is also projected to cut into industry sales.
Establishments in the industry provide 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 such as fur, leather, suede, wedding gowns, draperies and pillows. This industry does not include establishments that offer coin-operated laundering and dry cleaning, nor does it include those offering linen and uniform rentals.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.