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Survey: Exposing Industry Myths

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — During the past two years, it was common to label the self-...

StatShot: September Sales Stabilize

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While the beginning of fall may not have been a sales bonanza...

Survey: A Little Sprucing Up Can Go a Long Way

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — When it comes to improving the industry, little things can have...

StatShot: August Sales Sluggish; Expenses a Concern

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — In three of the four regions, more operators saw sales rise in...

Survey: The Makings of a ‘Great’ Laundry

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — What separates the “great” stores from the “good” stores? What...

Survey: Distributors a Bit More Optimistic (Part 2)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — In some ways, this distributor survey had a lot in common with...

Survey: Distributors a Bit More Optimistic (Part 1)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — In some ways, this distributor survey had a lot in common with...

StatShot: July Sales Vary; Operators Emphasize Efficiency

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Sales varied by region in July, despite overwhelming sentiment...

Survey: Watching That Customer Base

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Operators often cite “customer base” as a business barometer....

StatShot: June Sales Slump

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It was somewhat of a reversal in June for self-service laundry...

Survey: The Best and the Worst

Paul Partyka |

If you’re dragging on a Wednesday during the fall, that’s not uncommon for...

Statshot: May Sales Stabilize

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Operators in three regions saw sales rise slightly in May,...

Survey: ‘Active’ Children, Irresponsible Attendants Stress Out Operators

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — What work-related situation causes your blood pressure to rise?...

StatShot: April Sales Inch Up

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While Northeast sales were down slightly in April, operators in...

Survey: Respondents Favor Certain Healthcare Reforms, Oppose Bill

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While survey respondents favor certain aspects of the recently...

StatShot: Monthly, Quarterly Sales Stabilize

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While Midwest operators saw a slight drop in March sales and...

Survey: Operators Not Sold on Marketing

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Do you market your self-service laundry? Is marketing overrated...

State of the Industry Survey: Operators Take a Hit in 2009 (Part 3 of 3)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It’s been a battle: the self-service laundry industry vs. the...

State of the Industry Survey: Operators Take a Hit in 2009 (Part 2 of 3)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It’s been a battle: the self-service laundry industry vs. the...

StatShot: Sales Fall in February, Vending Takes a Larger Hit

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Self-service laundry owners saw a modest overall sales decline...

State of the Industry Survey: Operators Take a Hit in 2009 (Part 1 of 3)

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It’s been a battle: the self-service laundry industry vs. the...

Survey: Good News on Gas Bills, Large Equipment

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Many operators had lower gas bills this winter. Larger equipment...

StatShot: Steep Sales Decline Starts to Ease, Natural Gas Prices Vary Greatly by Region

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Self-service laundry owners across the country have begun to see...

Laundry Owners Report Sales Decline for December, Worse than Earlier in Year

Jason Hicks |

CHICAGO — Self-service laundry owners across the country report a decline...

Operators Acquire Variety of Skills, but Put Too Much Trust in Others, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — What have you learned since you joined the business? Have there...

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