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Survey: All Regions Post Better Year-Over-Year Sales in June, 2nd Quarter

CHICAGO — Every region posted year-over-year gains in coin laundry sales in June, with operators in the Northeast seeing the largest increase (6%), according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Operators in the South and West posted similar sales gains, up 4.8% and 4.5%, respectively, while those in the Midwest posted a modest gain of 1.4% over June 2013’s sales.

Second-quarter (April, May and June) sales for Midwest operators were also tepid, up 0.5%, over the same period last year.

Survey: May Year-Over-Year Sales Bloom in All Regions

CHICAGO — Coin laundry owners in the South posted the strongest year-over-year sales results in the country in May, up an average of 8.5%, according to results of this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the West trailed close behind, with their May year-over-year sales up 8.3%. Operators in the Northeast and Midwest posted slight gains of 2.5% and 0.5%, respectively.

Survey: April Showers Bring Better Coin Laundry Sales for All Regions

CHICAGO — April year-over-year sales for coin laundries from all regions were up, with store owners from the South reporting the strongest gain, up 6.1%, according to results in this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

The West also reported a healthy sales gain, up 5.8%, while store owners in the Midwest (1.5%) and the Northeast (1%) reported modest growth.

Survey: March, First-Quarter Coin Laundry Sales Up for All Regions

CHICAGO — Sales are beginning to warm up after a frosty winter, as March and first-quarter year-over-year sales were up for coin laundry store owners and operators in every region, according to results in this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the Northeast led in March year-over-year sales, up 3.2%, while operators in the South also saw sales increase, up 2.1%.

Operators in the Midwest and West saw slight sales growth, up 1.5% and 1%, respectively.

“Better weather [equals] more customers,” says an operator from the Northeast.

StatShot: South is February Sales Leader; All Regions Post Drop-Off Sales Growth

CHICAGO — Coin laundry operators in the South had a sweet February, as the region posted the strongest increase in year-over-year sales last month, up 9%, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

“Fantastic” is how one operator from the region described market conditions, while another says the market in his/her area is “awesome.”

While operators in the West and Northeast also posted healthy sales gains, up 5.3% and 5% respectively, operators in the Midwest saw their year-over-year sales dip by 2.7%.

StatShot: Midwest Faced Frosty Sales in January and 2013

CHICAGO — Coin laundry store owners in the Midwest faced a bitterly cold January, as year-over-year sales in the region dropped 12.3%, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the Northeast also faced a sales slump last month, as January sales fell an even 5% compared to last year.

Stores in the South and West fared better, as January sales were up 2.5% and 6.5%, respectively, compared to the same month last year.

StatShot: West Posts Best December, Fourth-Quarter Coin Laundry Sales in Country

CHICAGO — Coin laundry store owners in the West had much to celebrate during the holiday season last month, as year-over-year sales in December for the region was up 4.4%, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Regarding current market conditions, one store owner from the region says he/she is seeing “a ton of new construction, both commercial and residential [which] makes our business stronger every year.” 

Other store owners from the region are singing a different tune.

“Competitors [are] giving away service,” one says.

StatShot: Midwest Posts Best November Sales Gain, Lowest Front Loader Prices

CHICAGO — Coin laundry store owners in the Midwest had a lot to be thankful for in November, as the region posted the strongest gain in year-over-year sales, up 4.9%, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the West posted a 4.7% year-over-year sales gain last month, while owners in the Northeast and South posted modest increases, up 1.5% and 0.4%, respectively.

StatShot: Every Region Posts Year-Over-Year Sales Gains in October

CHICAGO — Every region in the country posted year-over-year sales gains in October, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey, with store owners in the West reporting the largest gain, 7.4%.

“Great local commercial and government building projects has kept business on a continual uptick,” writes a store owner from the region.

“Business is booming,” writes another. “Even folks who once had in-house washing appliances can’t afford to repair them when they break, so more and more people are coming to the Laundromat.”

StatShot: West Posts Strong September, Third-Quarter Sales

CHICAGO — September was a good month for coin laundry stores in the West, as owners posted the strongest gain in year-over-year sales among all regions, up 10%, according to results from this month’s American Coin-Op StatShot survey.

Store owners in the region also reported a big leap in third-quarter 2013 sales, up 11.1% from third quarter 2012.

“We have a lot of new construction, both commercial and industrial, in our area,” says a store owner in the West.

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