The Coin Laundry Association has released the 23rd annual Industry Survey of vended laundry owners nationwide.

For more than 20 years, the CLA has commissioned Readex Research, a nationally recognized independent research company, to conduct an industrywide survey of laundromat owners. The survey is comprised of both CLA members and non-members. The purpose of this survey is to create a profile of today’s retail, self-service laundries within the United States. Some of the data gathered includes equipment mix, pricing, staffing and additional services, such as wash-dry-fold.

For the first time in the history of the survey, the CLA is offering the sale of this resource for $89, less than half of the standard retail price of $199. In addition, the association has compiled the last five years’ surveys in a bundled package made available for $199, with the goal of allowing readers to benchmark and track data year over year. CLA members can download these laundry industry surveys for free as a part of their membership benefits.

“We feel that the surveys are of high value both to laundry owners and to those exploring the industry,” said CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace. “For a small investment, business owners and potential investors can get a glimpse into how others in the industry are operating their businesses. It’s good for laundry professionals to know what their peers are doing, and it’s helpful for a researcher to determine the best steps to take when evaluating buying or building a laundry.”

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