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Survey: July Sales Up in All Regions; South Reports Highest Utilities Cost

CHICAGO — Though summer is winding down, vended laundry sales for operators across all regions continue to heat up. Midwest operators posted the strongest average increase in July year-over-year sales in the country, up 10.8%, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators in the South and Northeast posted similar year-over-year sales gains last month, up an average of 5.8% and 4.0%, respectively. Operators in the West posted only a slight increase in sales, up an average of 1.8%.

Survey: Sales in June, Second Quarter Heat Up in South

CHICAGO — Coin laundry store owners and operators from the South saw sales heat up for the beginning of the summer season, collectively posting a 9.5% increase in June year-over-year sales, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators from the West also saw a boost in June year-over-year sales, up an average of 4.6%, while Northeast operators posted a 1.7% average increase.

Midwest operators reported no changes in their June year-over-year sales, on average.

Survey: May Coin Laundry Sales Blossom for Midwest Operators

CHICAGO — Coin laundry operators across all regions saw sales bloom in May, with operators in the Midwest seeing year-over-year sales increase an average of 4.0%—the highest among all regions—according to results in this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators in the South and Northeast saw similar year-over-year sales gains last month, up averages of 3.4% and 3.3%, respectively, while operators in the West saw sales bump up an average of 2.0% from May 2014.

Survey: April Coin Laundry Sales Sprout for All Regions

CHICAGO — Operators from the West were showered with healthy sales gains last month, up an average of 15% over April 2014—the strongest sales gain among all regions—according to results in this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

“New commercial construction keeps us busy,” says one Western operator.

“[It’s] still a down economy overall, but the store itself is doing better because now it is attended and clean,” says another.

Survey: South Leads in March Year-Over-Year Sales Gains

CHICAGO — Vended laundry operators from the South posted the strongest year-over-year sales gains in March (up an average of 7.1%), compared to other regions, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Trailing right behind them were operators from the West, who posted an average 5.9% sales increase when compared to March 2014. Northeast and Midwest operators also reported sales gains, up 3.8% and 2.5%, on average, respectively.

Survey: South Leads Pack in February Year-Over-Year Sales

CHICAGO — Operators in the South had a sweet February, as year-over-year sales in the region last month were up an average of 10.7%, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators from the Northeast (up average of 6%) and West (up average of 4%) also reported healthy February year-over-year sales.

“We are in a technology boom with a new Google infrastructure adding new jobs,” says one operator in the West.

Midwest operators were the only ones to see a decline in February sales, down an average of 0.5%.

Survey: South Sees Biggest Coin Laundry Sales Boosts in January, Calendar Year 2014

CHICAGO — Coin laundry store owners and operators in the South kicked the new year off with healthy year-over-year sales last month, up an average of 8.0% over January 2014, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators in the West also reported healthy January year-over-year sales gains, up an average of 5.0%, while operators in the Midwest reported only an uptick of 0.4%.

Store owners in the Northeast were the only ones to see a slight dip in January year-over-year sales, down 0.3%.

Survey: All Regions Report Coin Laundry Sales Gains in December

CHICAGO — Coin laundry owners in the Northeast ended 2014 on a strong note, posting the largest average increase—7.1%—in year-over-year sales in December among all regions, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

December 2014 sales in the South were up an average of 5.9% compared to December 2013. Store owners in the Midwest and West also posted gains, up 3.2% and 1.8% on average, respectively.

Survey: November Sales Higher in Three of Four Regions; Average Front-Loader Price Lowest in Northeast

CHICAGO — Year-over-year coin laundry sales in the Midwest were up 8.0% last month, the highest among all regions, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the West and South also reported strong November year-over-year sales, up 6.4% and 5.3%, respectively, while those in the Northeast saw sales dip slightly, down 0.2%.

StatShot: Midwest Operators Post Strong October Sales, Highest Average Dryer Prices

CHICAGO — Coin laundry operators in the Midwest had a strong October, as year-over-year sales in the region were up 9.3% last month, according to results from American Coin-Op’s StatShot survey.

Some in the region attribute the sales increase to oil field and pipeline work in their area, while one respondent says that he/she is seeing new customers due to a competitor closing.

“Market looks good,” says a Midwest store owner, “however, electric rates will increase again ... Water and sewer [rates have] also increased.”

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