Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

SAMCO Announces Change in Leadership

SAMCO recently announced that Adrienne Gibbs and Melissa Roberts have assumed management of the company’s day-to-day operations, with future plans of total ownership of the distributor. Gibbs, who has been with the company since 2000, started out answering the phones...

On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...
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Are You Covered?

Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Bracing for Impact

Bracing for Impact

Sewer Impact or Tap Fees Are a Reality in the Vended Laundry Industry – But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Fight Back As commercial real estate rents continue to rise and more markets are being characterized as “mature" (with more than a few established laundromats in...

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Whether Selecting a New Laundry Site or Keeping an Established Store Thriving, Industry Experts Reveal the Data You Need to Know The age-old adage for retail success – which most certainly includes vended laundry businesses – has long and invariably been, “Location,...

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Are You Covered?

Five Business Insurance Questions New Laundry Owners Must Ask When thinking about purchasing a vended laundry, insurance very likely is not at the top of your to-do list. However, it’s probably more important than you think, as insurance coverage for your store is...

Continental Transitions Novak to Inside Sales

Continental Girbau Inc. has transitioned Eric Novak to the position of inside sales associate. Since May 2016, he has served as a customer care associate. In his new role, Novak interfaces closely with Continental customers, distributors and staff; manages lead...

Continental Honors Three Staff Members for 15 Years of Service

Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized three staff members for 15 years of service. They are Senior Technical Support Specialist Neal Gadzinski, Finance Services Manager & International Sales Manager Pam Kuffel and Customer Experience Specialist II Karen...

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

Continental Welcomes New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc., based in Oshkosh, Wis., recently named Geanie Wilson as its new shipping receiving specialist, while Joanne Wilson has been appointed accounting assistant. Geanie Wilson assists with receiving and the fulfillment of equipment and parts orders,...

SAMCO Announces Change in Leadership

SAMCO recently announced that Adrienne Gibbs and Melissa Roberts have assumed management of the company’s day-to-day operations, with future plans of total ownership of the distributor. Gibbs, who has been with the company since 2000, started out answering the phones...

Imonex Debuts Animated Payment Video

Imonex, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, has taken a colorful approach to laundry payment marketing by employing an animated video to acquaint operators with dollar coin and token vends, as well as to kick-start the company’s YouTube channel. The professionally produced...

On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance of...

Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

Speed Queen Expands Territory for Yankee Equipment into Pennsylvania

Speed Queen recently expanded the sales territory for Yankee Equipment Systems, Inc. The distributor, headquartered in Barrington, N.H., now represents Speed Queen vended laundry equipment in various counties of Pennsylvania, as well as Speed Queen on-premises laundry...

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Continental Transitions Novak to Inside Sales

Continental Girbau Inc. has transitioned Eric Novak to the position of inside sales associate. Since May 2016, he has served as a customer care associate. In his new role, Novak interfaces closely with Continental customers, distributors and staff; manages lead...

Continental Honors Three Staff Members for 15 Years of Service

Continental Girbau Inc. recently recognized three staff members for 15 years of service. They are Senior Technical Support Specialist Neal Gadzinski, Finance Services Manager & International Sales Manager Pam Kuffel and Customer Experience Specialist II Karen...

Continental Welcomes New Team Members

Continental Girbau Inc., based in Oshkosh, Wis., recently named Geanie Wilson as its new shipping receiving specialist, while Joanne Wilson has been appointed accounting assistant. Geanie Wilson assists with receiving and the fulfillment of equipment and parts orders,...

SAMCO Announces Change in Leadership

SAMCO recently announced that Adrienne Gibbs and Melissa Roberts have assumed management of the company’s day-to-day operations, with future plans of total ownership of the distributor. Gibbs, who has been with the company since 2000, started out answering the phones...

Imonex Debuts Animated Payment Video

Imonex, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, has taken a colorful approach to laundry payment marketing by employing an animated video to acquaint operators with dollar coin and token vends, as well as to kick-start the company’s YouTube channel. The professionally produced...

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On Camera

Surveillance Technology Continues to Improve – And It Provides Laundry Owners With More Benefits Than You May Think A recent PlanetLaundry cover story discussed the ins and outs of laundromat security, with a good portion of that article highlighting the importance 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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Wash With Wally

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

Wash with Wally: Increasing Drying Capacity

I’m short on drying capacity at my store. During the weekends, I have customers waiting for the dryers. Should I add more 30-pound stack dryers, which are what I currently have? Or should I replace at least some of the 30-pounders with larger-capacity stack dryers? If...

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Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

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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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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