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...

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...

Making a Difference

ReadyNation Salutes the Good Work of The LaundryCares Foundation Gardner, Wallace Receive ‘Business Champion for Children’ Awards As the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation gears up for its 2nd annual Literacy Summit in Chicago this March, the...

Time for a Grand Re-Opening?

Spring Can Be the Ideal Season to Refresh Your Vended Laundry Business Traditionally, the months leading up to spring provide a perfect opportunity to refresh and brighten up your vended laundry. Most of us tend to experience a spike in business during spring and...
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Business Bio: Laundry Lounge Coronado

Business Bio: Laundry Lounge Coronado

Liz and Nick Merrill Laundry Lounge Coronado Coronado Island, Calif. Before Getting into the Laundry Business… Liz and Nick had previously established Sweat Equity Gym, a fitness center based in Bellevue, Wash. In fact, the couple’s vended laundry in Coronado is...

Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

Messe Frankfort Acquires Clean Show

It’s a Win-Win: New Deal to Create Enhanced Industry Event, While Building a Stronger Trade Association The Clean Show Executive Committee has announced that it has finalized a deal to sell the biennial industry event to Messe Frankfurt, the largest trade show and...

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Electrolux Professional to Become Public Company in 2020

Electrolux Professional, the professional laundry and professional kitchen equipment division of Electrolux, has initiated the process of becoming a stand-alone public company in 2020. “Electrolux Professional is the only supplier in the professional appliances space...

Laundry One Announces Spring Service Seminars

Laundry One will host basic and advanced service schools for vended laundry operators this spring at the company’s training center in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The basic service seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3, while the advanced session is...

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...

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...

Making a Difference

ReadyNation Salutes the Good Work of The LaundryCares Foundation Gardner, Wallace Receive ‘Business Champion for Children’ Awards As the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation gears up for its 2nd annual Literacy Summit in Chicago this March, the...

Wash With Wally: Chorine Bleach and Wash-Dry-Fold

I have a successful wash-dry-fold business at my three laundries. I let my attendants do the washing their own way; as long as the customers are happy with the results, I don’t interfere. However, I have question regarding the use of chlorine bleach. None of my staff...

Let’s Get Creative

Strengthen Every Aspect of Your Laundry Business by Building Your Creativity “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou, American poet Where would we be without creativity? The answer very likely is some version of “nowhere.”...

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Laundry Owners Warehouse Releases New Short Film

Laundry Owners Warehouse, based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., has announced the newest release in its current series of short films. This latest release features second-generation American Alberto Mosconi. The short film has been released exclusively on the Laundry Owners...

CLA Brings Together Laundry Professionals in the Southeast

Current and potential laundry owners, distributors and manufacturers gathered in Atlanta on January 30 and in Orlando on January 31 to network, enjoy a nice meal and broaden their marketing skills at the first CLA Connect LIVE events of 2019. Both events featured...

Electrolux Professional to Become Public Company in 2020

Electrolux Professional, the professional laundry and professional kitchen equipment division of Electrolux, has initiated the process of becoming a stand-alone public company in 2020. “Electrolux Professional is the only supplier in the professional appliances space...

Laundry One Announces Spring Service Seminars

Laundry One will host basic and advanced service schools for vended laundry operators this spring at the company’s training center in Canal Winchester, Ohio. The basic service seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 3, while the advanced session is...

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Changing the Game

Changing the Game

Today’s Technology Can Reach Out to Potential Wash-Dry-Fold Customers Even Before They Realize They Have a Need for Your Laundry Services Last month, I used this space to discuss digital marketing and the need to develop an online presence in order to grow a...

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Head ‘Em off at the Pass

Head ‘Em off at the Pass

Use Preemptive Marketing to Outshine Even Your Toughest Competition Are you are sitting down? I hope so, because what I am about to relay to you may be the single most amazingly powerful marketing technique anyone could ever use. Yet… I have never seen it done in the...

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Building Strong Connections

More meetings in more places for more people. This is the goal of the reinvented affiliate program and the new meeting concept that the Coin Laundry Association is excited to launch. In the May 2018 issue of PlanetLaundry, CLA President and CEO Brian Wallace wrote the...

Stand By Your Brand

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy who you are.” – Bruce Turkel, TURKEL Brands Not so many years ago, the notion of a “well-branded laundromat” would either be drowned out by laughter or quickly filed away as an oxymoron. Today, I am inspired by the...

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