Huebsch Names Store Owners of the Quarter

Huebsch recently named Glenn Catlin and Rowena Garcia its Store Owners of the Quarter. The couple saved thousands of dollars revitalizing their Texas laundromat with energy-efficient washers and dryers. Catlin and Garcia own and operate Las Lavanderia, a...

Speed Queen Unveils Laundromat Franchise Program

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that its subsidiary – Speed Queen Laundry Franchise, LLC – is now offering Speed Queen-branded laundromat franchises in nearly every state in the U.S. This opportunity is currently being offered through select distributors, as...

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

New Learning Space to Highlight Free Laundry Day in Phoenix

On November 12, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a free laundry day event from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Local Laundry in Phoenix. These events provide free laundry services and cleaning products to underserved communities across the country, as well as free food...
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The Urban Laundromat Renewal

The Urban Laundromat Renewal

Maximizing Turnover, Revenue and Profit In many urban settings, utility, real estate and rent costs are on the rise, which makes doing business there tricky. Luckily, for the vended laundry owner, there are many concrete ways to effectively combat costs, while...

The New ‘Green’ Standard

The New ‘Green’ Standard

Running a Sustainable, Eco-Conscious Laundry Business is Good for the Planet – And Great for Your Bottom Line Sixty-two degrees. That was the average global temperature this past July, making it the hottest month on record, dating back to 1880. Last July also marked...

Forward Progress

Forward Progress

An Interview with 4WARD Energy Solutions President Chris Ward Chris Ward is the president and founder of 4WARD Energy Solutions, a national energy consultant firm in Houston.4WARD focuses on educating commercial and residential clients as to their options to...

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HappyNest Launches New Locations in Maryland and Ohio

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the southern Maryland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. “My Laundry Delivered has created a strong presence in the Maryland market over the past five years, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Mark and...

Aaxon Hosts Tech Expo in Miami

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its Future of Laundromats Tech Expo at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East in Miami. The event, hosted in partnership with Huebsch, was “an immersive, daylong experience for laundromat owners and potential...

Upcoming CLA Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – New Jersey October 29 in West Orange, N.J. “Natural...

Please Advise…

Successful Laundry Owners Share the Best – And Worst – Business Advice They’ve Ever Received “In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.” – Hack Wilson, Major League Baseball Player from 1923-1934 “No enemy is worse...

Maytag Expands Product Offering in Asia Pacific

At last month’s Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo in Shanghai, Maytag Commercial Laundry announced its investment in the expansion of commercial laundry products and programs supporting investors in Asia Pacific. The Maytag brand is committed to supporting the...

Speed Queen, UniMac Go Factory-Direct in Texas

Alliance Laundry Systems has announced that it will serve customers for its Speed Queen and UniMac commercial brands direct in the state of Texas. The announcement comes as Alliance marks its second acquisition in Texas, following the recent purchase of Commercial...

State Lawmakers Intensify Focus on Service Taxes

Here Are Some States to Watch… Along with Predictions for 2020 In 2019, state lawmakers across the country introduced 25 bills aimed at expanding their sales tax bases to services. Although just one of these proposals became law (a Washington Business and Occupation...

CLA Announces Four Upcoming Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. These events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – Georgia October 15 in Atlanta “Natural Gas...

CLA Releases 2019 Laundry Industry Survey

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...

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HappyNest Adds Two New Locations

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the greater Cincinnati and northern Kentucky markets, as well as the Ocean Township, N.J. region. “Dave Menz and his team at Laundry Magician have been a driving force in the pickup-and-delivery business...

Gold Coin Bolsters Company Operations

Gold Coin Laundry Equipment Inc., headquartered in Jamaica, N.Y., has expanded, with the rehiring of a former employee, a new addition to the company’s sales staff, and the creation of a new department. Ken Mackay has returned to Gold Coin in a new role as parts...

HappyNest Launches New Locations in Maryland and Ohio

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the southern Maryland and Columbus, Ohio, markets. “My Laundry Delivered has created a strong presence in the Maryland market over the past five years, and we couldn’t be happier to partner with Mark and...

Aaxon Hosts Tech Expo in Miami

Aaxon Laundry Systems recently held its Future of Laundromats Tech Expo at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Miami Airport East in Miami. The event, hosted in partnership with Huebsch, was “an immersive, daylong experience for laundromat owners and potential...

Upcoming CLA Connect LIVE Events

Register now to attend the following CLA Connect LIVE events planned for the next two weeks. The events are open to current and potential store owners, as well as distributors and manufacturers. CLA Connect LIVE – New Jersey October 29 in West Orange, N.J. “Natural...

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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 Art of Self-Discipline

Master These Five Key Aspects of Your Entrepreneurial Life As once noted by a brilliant psychiatrist, “life is difficult – but once we realize it is so and accept that fact – it becomes much easier because we don’t expect otherwise.” What’s more, our most common,...

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Go Beyond Basic Website Maintenance

Three Tips to Help ‘Future-Proof’ Your Business’ Site One of the biggest draws of the vended laundry industry is that it’s “future-proof.” In other words, unless there’s some type of apocalypse that none of us see coming, people are going to need to do their laundry....

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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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...

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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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