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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Is 2019 the Year You Finally Become a Laundry Owner?

Is 2019 the Year You Finally Become a Laundry Owner?

If Operating Your Own Vended Laundry Business is Your New Year’s Resolution, Read This First On New Year’s Day, I know two things to be true. First, throngs of men and women from coast to coast will become members of their local fitness clubs or big-box gyms, which...

Up Close: An Interview with the Blue Kangaroo’s Neil Polifka

Up Close: An Interview with the Blue Kangaroo’s Neil Polifka

Business is Hopping: An Exclusive Chat with Neil Polifka, Vice President of Marketing and Store Development for The Blue Kangaroo Chain Whit Hughes established the Hughes Equipment Co. in 1958. He was one of the industry’s earliest coin laundry distributors. And, for...

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

Marketing Trends to Adopt in 2019

These Four Growing Technologies and Promotional Methods Deserve Your Attention The marketing industry is relentless, and it likes to think big. Every year, new technologies and marketing methods emerge that seek to make it easier for businesses like yours win new...

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Getting Into Your ‘Comforter’ Zone

Build Your Business by Becoming the Comforter-Cleaning Specialist in Your Marketplace In today’s world of drycleaners and commercial laundries all trying to carve out their own special niche by adding extra services, such as residential wash-dry-fold laundry and...

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...

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...

Electrolux, Laundrylux Announce Development Collaboration

Electrolux Professional, the professional products division of global appliances manufacturer Electrolux, is collaborating with Laundrylux, the North American importer and distributor of Wascomat and Electrolux branded professional laundry equipment, to develop...

Laundrylux Annouces Acquisition of CESCO

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of CESCO Equipment, based in SeaTac, Wash. “Laundrylux is delighted to partner with Rich Boyd, whom we have worked with for many years, to turbo-charge the Pacific Northwest market and accelerate...

WASH Laundry Names New CEO

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems – headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. – has appointed Jim Gimeson as the company’s new chief executive officer. Gimeson will focus on strengthening the WASH brand as well as driving consumer and industry engagement, while guiding...

Laundrylux Acquires Golden State Laundry Systems

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of California-based Golden State Laundry Systems.  “We are thrilled to partner with Mike and Laura Hurrell and the Golden State team in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area to serve the...

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

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...

On Guard

Protect Your Business from Theft, Vandalism and Violent Crime Statistics will tell you that the overall crime rate across most U.S. cities has declined somewhat during the last two years. However, just a cursory Google search of the terms “laundromat” and “crime,”...

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Electrolux, Laundrylux Announce Development Collaboration

Electrolux Professional, the professional products division of global appliances manufacturer Electrolux, is collaborating with Laundrylux, the North American importer and distributor of Wascomat and Electrolux branded professional laundry equipment, to develop...

Laundrylux Annouces Acquisition of CESCO

Laundrylux, headquartered in Inwood, N.Y., has acquired the assets of CESCO Equipment, based in SeaTac, Wash. “Laundrylux is delighted to partner with Rich Boyd, whom we have worked with for many years, to turbo-charge the Pacific Northwest market and accelerate...

WASH Laundry Names New CEO

WASH Multifamily Laundry Systems – headquartered in El Segundo, Calif. – has appointed Jim Gimeson as the company’s new chief executive officer. Gimeson will focus on strengthening the WASH brand as well as driving consumer and industry engagement, while guiding...

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Know Your Place in the Internet Space

Don't Overlook Online Marketing When Promoting Your Wash-Dry-Fold BusinessAs someone who studied marketing in college and who has always assumed a solid grasp on the art and science of the topic, I now feel myself moving further and further away from truly...

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Better Living Through Science

Better Living Through Science

Four Research Findings Sure to Benefit You and Your Laundry Business With an advanced degree in clinical psychology and being a member of the American Psychological Association, I am a regular reader of a number of technical journals in the field. Not surprisingly,...

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Partners in Laundry

To say the least, business partnerships of any kind are always going to be challenging. In fact, the majority of partnerships I’ve ever seen have failed, rather than succeeded. What’s the problem? I believe the issue is that a business partnership is much like a...

A New Beginning

When my husband and I bought our first laundromat in June of 2016, I had been employed by Corporate America for more than 30 years. However, I was laid off just 21 days after that laundromat purchase.I had begun my professional career in 1983 as a designer for Bell...

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