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Majority of Operators Met Business Goals in 2009, Survey Says

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CHICAGO — Have you made any resolutions for 2010? If you haven’t, you’re...

Survey: Fewer Customer Visits, Higher Expenses Plague Owners in 2009

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — All types of businesses faced challenges in 2009, and self-...

Laundry Owners Have Much for which to be Thankful

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — You may be surprised to learn that self-service laundry owners...

What’s Hot, What’s Not

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — American Coin-Op’s Wire survey this month examines customer...

Survey: Three-Quarters of Laundry Owners Who Offer Commercial Work Find Good Profit

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CHICAGO — How many times have you thought about the perfect extra service...

Summertime Blues: Survey Shows Summer Means Slow Business for Laundries

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — For some, summer is all about fun. If you’re a self-service...

Economy Has Operators Thinking Twice about Gambling, Survey Says

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CHICAGO — Would you ever offer some type of gambling (lottery tickets,...

Survey: Operators Are Divided on Going Cashless

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — While the benefits of switching to a cashless operation have...

Most Operators Are Happy with Distributors, but Would Consider Change, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Mention the word “distributor” to a self-service laundry...

Nearly Half of Laundry Owners Would Like to See a Straight Tax Cut, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — There are a variety of ways to stimulate an industry. According...

Survey: Owners Wear Many Hats; Most Believe They Are Great at Customer Service

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — What type of owner are you? Coin laundry owners were asked to...

Survey: Some Operators Expected Good News, but Most See Higher Gas Bills

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It seems that every time you turn on the news or pick up a...

Nearly Half of Coin Laundry Owners Give Industry Image a 'C' Grade

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Were you pleased when you received a ‘C’ as a grade in school? I...

2008 a Mixed Bag for Business, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Reflecting the volatile economic times, business varied greatly...

Two Out of Three Operators Ready to Raise Prices to Counter Higher Gas Bills, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — It’s that time of year again. The temperature drops and the gas...

Owners Say Wall Street Woes Have Hit Coin Laundries or Soon Will

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Wall Street problems have definitely made an impact on Main...

Most Operators Seek Industry Education, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — How would you classify your industry knowledge? Nearly half of...

Most Operators Believe They Influence Customer Behavior, Wire Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Nearly 84% of respondents to American Coin-Op's most recent Wire...

Operators Unsure What the Second Half of 2008 Will Bring, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

How has business been in the first half of 2008? Has the economic malaise...

More Myth Vs. Reality

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — We definitely hit a hot button. In a recent Wire survey, we...

Survey: Slow Economy, Seasonal Slowdown

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — In addition to dealing with a weak economy, the majority of...

Survey: Operators Conservative with Stimulus Checks

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Have you received your economic stimulus check yet? More...

Survey: Operators Putting in their Fair Share of Time

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — How many hours a week do you spend at your store(s)? Do laundry-...

The Laundry Business: Myth vs. Realty

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — “You can’t do that!” How many times has a fellow operator or...

Survey: People Aren't Turning to Coin Laundries

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CHICAGO — “More people will be turning to coin laundries because they have...

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