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 services. Although households account for an estimated 32% of the market for the industry's services, commercial customers, primarily in the health-care and hospitality sectors, provide the majority of business in the industry.
After a challenging start to the five years through 2015-16, the industry has generated stable growth. In the wake of the downturn, tighter household budgets and consumer deleveraging hampered demand for the industry's services.
The industry coveres firms that launder and dry-clean all sorts of clothing and textiles for consumers, as well as commercial and industrial clients. This includes cleaning carpets and curtains and providing access to coin-operated washing machines. However, clothing repair and alteration services, and the rent of clothing other than work uniforms are not covered.
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.