60 Years… And Counting

An Interview with Laundromat Owner Frank Lambing Frank Lambing is one of the laundromat industry’s true pioneers. He opened Lamb Launderette on his family’s farmland in Williamstown, N.J., in 1961. And he’s never looked back. Today, still in the very same location,...

In Your Face

Never Stop Looking for Creative Ways to Get Your Brand in Front of Your Customers – And Potential Customers If you’re a regular reader of PlanetLaundry, you know that my fellow columnists Stephen Bean and Dennis Diaz are always talking about the importance of your...

General Booth Sales Now Open for Clean 2022

General booth sales are now open for the upcoming edition of the Clean Show, which is scheduled for July 30 – August 2, 2022, in Atlanta. Space is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. With pre-sales already underway for all 2019 Clean Show exhibitors, the...

Laundry’s Changing Landscape

From Branded Concept Stores to Franchise Opportunities, Laundromat Investors Have Never Had More Choices “I hate that word ‘franchise.’ It always makes me think of French fries.” – Sigourney Weaver French fries? Yes. Cheeseburgers? Definitely. Dirty laundry? Maybe not...

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Serving in Uncertain Times

Serving in Uncertain Times

The Laundry Doctor Shares His Plan of Attack During the COVID-19 Outbreak What we’re all going through right now with the COVID-19 pandemic is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. It’s a test of who we are as people – and what we are as a civilization. As laundry owners,...

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Marketing During Times of Crisis

Some Promotional Do’s, Don’ts and Considerations as We All Try to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis It’s easy to get downhearted about the state of the world in the middle of COVID-19’s madness. With social distancing measures, self-quarantines in place and a heightened...

What’s Next for the Economy?

What’s Next for the Economy?

An Interview with Alan Beaulieu of ITR Economics Alan Beaulieu is the president of ITR Economics, the oldest privately held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the U.S. With a reputation as an accurate and straightforward economist, Mr....

Headlines

WaveMAX Announces 100th Development Deal

Laundromat franchise WaveMAX Laundry recently announced its 100th development agreement. In addition, the company plans to have more than 50 WaveMAX facilities up and running by 2022. Recent agreements have been signed to bring the brand to New Orleans and Houston,...

Daniels Equipment Hosts ‘Hybrid’ Profit Symposium

Laundromat owners from six New England states recently attended the first hybrid Daniels Equipment Co. Inc. Profit Symposium: Next Steps Together. The event, which focused on laundry sanitization and disinfection, blended online presentations and panel discussions...

Marking a Milestone

PlanetLaundry Celebrates 30 Years of Industry Service The inaugural issue of the Coin Laundry Association’s official publication hit laundry owners’ mailboxes for the very first time in October 1990. That’s right – exactly 30 years ago. Back then, the magazine was...

Delaware Store Owners Receive Large Investment Rebate

Delaware Gov. John Carney, Delaware State Housing Authority Director Anas Ben Addi, local legislators, town officials and members of the business community recently celebrated the grand opening of Splash Laundromat – and presented owners Enrique and Veronica Nunez...

EVI Industries to Acquire Yankee Equipment Systems

EVI Industries Inc., headquartered in Miami, has executed a definitive merger agreement to acquire commercial laundry distributor Yankee Equipment Systems Inc., based in Barrington, N.H., for $13.5 million, to be paid in a combination of cash and EVI common stock. The...

Lawmakers Introduce Coin Composition Legislation

U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) have introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the U.S. Mint to adjust the metal content of circulating coins in an effort to save taxpayer dollars. The Mint estimates that, by adjusting the metal content of...

ESD, Cents Announce New Partnership

Payment systems provider ESD recently teamed up with Cents, a business management software company. Through this partnership, laundromats that currently feature ESD’s card reader equipment now have access to the Cents operating platform – with a no-cost delivery...

Star Distributing Names Vice President of Sales

Star Distributing – headquartered in Nashville, Tenn. – has named John Herron vice president of sales. In his new position, Herron will be responsible for the company’s sales efforts within the vended laundry and OPL segments. He will serve operators in Tennessee,...

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This Month's Issue

  • Laundry’s Changing Landscape: From Branded Concept Stores to Franchise Opportunities, Laundromat Investors Have Never Had More Choices
  • Digital Marketing: Investing in ‘Online Real Estate’
  • The Laundry Doctor:Creative Ways to Get Your Brand in Front of Customers 
  • A Laundry Life: An Interview with Store Owner Frank Lambing
  • And more…

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Industry News

Rinse Acquires Dryv in Continued Expansion Effort

Laundry and drycleaning delivery service Rinse recently acquired Dryv, a Chicago-based, on-demand drycleaning and laundry provider. Dryv is the latest in a series of acquisitions for Rinse. In addition, the company purchased OffToYou earlier this year, Cleanly’s San...

Clean Show Postponed Until Summer 2022

Messe Frankfurt has announced that the 2021 edition of The Clean Show will be postponed due to the continued global impact of COVID-19. The next edition will be held July 30-August 2, 2022, in Atlanta. After months of strategic conversations with Messe Frankfurt’s...

Speed Queen Adds Daniels Equipment to Distributor Network

Speed Queen recently added Daniels Equipment Company to its distributor network. Daniels Equipment, based in Auburn, N.H., will represent the brand throughout New England – including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. The...

Speed Queen Offers Free Laundromat Technology Webinar

Speed Queen has made a new webinar recording available for free to laundromat owners and investors interested in learning about technology. The “Technology and Your Laundromat” webinar introduces the wide range of technology available to store owners. It looks at some...

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On Camera

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

The Art of Primal Persuasion

The Art of Primal Persuasion

Here’s How to Influence Customer Buying Behavior through the Principles of Neuroscience It’s a most unfortunate fact that literally billions of dollars are wasted on advertisements across all industries – including the vended laundry business – that simply fall short...

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Wash With Wally

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United We Stand

We are all in uncharted territory these days. No doubt, the news regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) changes by the day, the hour… and sometimes the minute. As unsettling as this situation may sometimes seem, be assured that the Coin Laundry Association is...

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Digital Marketing

Staying Connected

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...

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