Money Talks

A Decade Removed from the Credit Crunch of the Great Recession, Here’s What It Takes to Secure Financing in Today’s Economy Growing your laundry business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re trapped in a perpetual catch-22. You need to hire...

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

Procter & Gamble Announces National Expansion of Tide Laundry Service

Procter & Gamble’s popular Tide brand is aggressively targeting today’s urban Millennial and Gen Z consumers, with the national expansion of its pickup-and-delivery laundry service. Tide plans to double its pickup locations to more than 2,000 by next year, after...

Are You Still Single?

Industry Experts and Veteran Laundry Operators Discuss the Continued Growth of the Multi-Store Ownership Model Michael Addison purchased his first laundromat in New York in 2016 – and he has opened a new location every year since. In southern California, owner Art...
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Appeal to Your Laundry’s Diverse Demographic Mix

Appeal to Your Laundry’s Diverse Demographic Mix

Provide a Colorful Palette of Services – And Smile All the Way to the Bank All vended laundries are different and cater to their own unique demographics. No two locations are the same. To maximize revenue generated from a specific demographic, it makes sense to appeal...

Money Talks

Money Talks

A Decade Removed from the Credit Crunch of the Great Recession, Here’s What It Takes to Secure Financing in Today’s Economy Growing your laundry business without outside funding can make you feel as though you’re trapped in a perpetual catch-22. You need to hire...

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

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Laundrylux Acquires Automated Laundry Systems

Laundrylux recently acquired Automated Laundry Systems, based in Jacksonville, Fla. The distributorship is led by Don and Kristen Packard. “We are delighted to partner with Don and Kristen, who are sophisticated business leaders aligned with our strategic vision,”...

CG West, Elite Business Investments to Host Pre-Clean Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments will co-host a Pre-Clean Preview Open House on Saturday, May 4, at CG West’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event – scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – is open to all southern California vended...

Low Cost Manufacturing Names New VP

Low Cost Manufacturing Inc. has named Ken MacKay as the company’s new vice president of parts, sales and distribution. Prior to joining LCM, MacKay spent 12 years overseeing the parts department for a major machinery dealer in the laundry industry. He was responsible...

Free Laundry Day to Benefit Miami Area

On Monday, March 25, 2019, My Sunny Laundry will simultaneously host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in the Miami area from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are: My Sunny Laundry, 16897 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, Fla. 33015 My Sunny Laundry,...

CLA Connect LIVE Travels East

Current and potential store owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered in North Bethesda, Md., on March 5 and in King of Prussia, Pa., on March 6 to network, enjoy a nice meal and sharpen their business knowledge at the CLA Connect LIVE events. The Maryland event...

A Business Evolution

Over the Years, Spector Textile Products Has Shifted Its Focus – And Grown Its Operation A century ago, Lawrence, Mass., was a world center for textile manufacturing – featuring a great stone dam that fed an extensive system of canals to provide hydropower to the...

Wash with Wally: Treating Smoke-Damaged Garments

I’ve been approached by an insurance company to launder clothing and bedding that has been damaged by smoke from house fires. Before I accept the offer, I was wondering if smoke-damaged clothing requires any special care. Also, is there any special way to treat...

Statewide to Open New Georgia Facility

Statewide Laundry Equipment recently announced that it will open a new office in Smyrna, Ga. The new facility will feature sales and service teams, as well as a showroom, an equipment warehouse, and a fully stocked parts department. In addition, the company will host...

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Laundrylux Acquires Automated Laundry Systems

Laundrylux recently acquired Automated Laundry Systems, based in Jacksonville, Fla. The distributorship is led by Don and Kristen Packard. “We are delighted to partner with Don and Kristen, who are sophisticated business leaders aligned with our strategic vision,”...

CG West, Elite Business Investments to Host Pre-Clean Open House

Continental Girbau West and Elite Business Investments will co-host a Pre-Clean Preview Open House on Saturday, May 4, at CG West’s headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. The event – scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – is open to all southern California vended...

Low Cost Manufacturing Names New VP

Low Cost Manufacturing Inc. has named Ken MacKay as the company’s new vice president of parts, sales and distribution. Prior to joining LCM, MacKay spent 12 years overseeing the parts department for a major machinery dealer in the laundry industry. He was responsible...

Free Laundry Day to Benefit Miami Area

On Monday, March 25, 2019, My Sunny Laundry will simultaneously host a LaundryCares Free Laundry Day at its two locations in the Miami area from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The two locations are: My Sunny Laundry, 16897 NW 67th Ave., Miami Lakes, Fla. 33015 My Sunny Laundry,...

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W-D-F 2.0

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

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The Business Mind

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

Spread Your Wings – And Don’t Look Back

It May Be Time to Give Your Vended Laundry Operation a Reboot “There ain’t no future living in the past” – George “Sparky” Anderson, former Major League Baseball manager Human organisms come equipped with memories for a good reason. One is to retain things learned,...

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Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

Viewpoint

Big in Japan

I'm very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

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