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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

Paul Partyka |

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

Coin Laundries Need Some Work, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Confidence is not usually lacking when speaking with laundry...

2007: A Mixed Bag for Business, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Forty-two percent of operators say 2007 was a good year, in...

Operators Think Highly of Their Customers, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — A majority of operators (62%) believe their customers are the...

Survey: Are You Happy With Your Equipment?

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Are you satisfied with your laundry’s equipment mix? Sixty-one...

Survey: Most Operators Pleased with Drop-Off Service

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Six out of 10 operators offering some form of drop-off laundry...

More Customers Can Be Drawn, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Can the industry attract more “home” washers? Eighty-one percent...

Commercial Accounts Grow in Popularity, Survey Says

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Will commercial accounts be the next big extra profit center?...

Business Up In 2006, Survey Shows

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Nearly 65 percent of the respondents to the latest Wire survey...

Operators Grade Themselves

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — In the most recent Wire survey, we asked operators to grade...

Avoiding Disaster

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Eighty-five percent of operators say they lack some type of...

Adding Larger Washers

Paul Partyka |

CHICAGO — Nearly 25 percent of the respondents have at least one 75-pound...

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