ASAE Honors CLA, LaundryCares with 2020 ‘Power of A’ Award

ASAE has honored the Coin Laundry Association’s LaundryCares Foundation with a 2020 Summit Award, which is the highest recognition under The Power of A awards program. “On behalf of everyone at the Coin Laundry Association and the LaundryCares Foundation, I would like...

Aaxon Now Scheduling In-Store Visits

Aaxon Laundry Systems, headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has announced that it will be visiting laundromats this fall by appointment. As an alternative to the company’s annual fall shows, Aaxon will go directly to the owners – visiting stores in Orlando in...

‘In the Middle of Every Difficulty Lies Opportunity’

How to Stay Wired to Successfully Deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic Can I be completely honest with you? I certainly don’t in any way mean to minimize the very real human toll that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacted. However, I’m finding this whole coronavirus mess to be...

The Next Chapter

Laundry Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a First-Time Store Owner After more than 20 years of helping would-be laundromat owners finance their entrepreneurial dreams, Stephen Gramaglia has opened his own vended laundry business – CleanFresh...

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CLA COVID-19 Update

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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....

Coping with COVID-19

Coping with COVID-19

Laundromat Owners Share Their Thoughts on Providing Essential Services During These Historic and Unsettling Times With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, our world changed – seemingly overnight. At least for now. Sheltering in place, social distancing and personal...

The Art of Legendary Customer Service

The Art of Legendary Customer Service

How to Create a Culture of Connection Within Your Marketplace Customer service in a laundromat may not qualify as an “art form,” per se. However, over the years, I’ve encountered some fantastic store owners and attendants who let me know that I definitely was in the...

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HappyNest Launches Location in Daytona Beach

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Daytona Beach, Fla., market. “We have made a concerted effort to find the best partners on the east coast of Florida, and we continue that trend with our new partner, Mykal Tairu,” said HappyNest...

States Expand Worker Protection in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

As legislatures return to governing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of their work will clearly change in response to a changing world. In terms of employment and labor policy, all levels of government have begun considering expansion of worker benefits...

CLEC Names Director of Operations for Dallas Location

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co., a factory-direct distributor of Alliance Laundry Systems equipment, has promoted Sam Husain to director of operations for its Dallas facility. Husain, who joined the CLEC team in 2018 as a regional sales manager, has since...

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,...

Jetz Service to Accept Mobile Payment Across All Compatible Machines

Laundry service and equipment provider Jetz Service Co. – which operates in 18 states throughout the Midwest – and PayRange Inc. recently reached an agreement for Jetz to provide PayRange mobile payment acceptance to all of its PayRange-compatible machines. Currently,...

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?

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....

Stomping on the Front Lines

Many of us got into the laundromat business due to its simple nature and consistent characteristics. For most people, doing their laundry is a weekly demand. For all, it’s a basic necessity – not a luxury. And, for store owners, this provides a smooth and reliable...

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Webinar: Pros and Cons of Building a New Laundromat

CLA will host successful store operators who will share their experiences in building a new laundromat and what they learned along the way. Register today.

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2020 Industry Survey

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This Month's Issue

  • The Lifeblood of Your Laundromat:  A Look at the Current Utilities Markets – And What Laundry Owners Are Doing to Control Costs
  • Federal Reserve, U.S. Mint Team Up to Alleviate Coin Shortage
  • Wash-Dry-Fold: Independent Contractors vs. Store Employees
  • Up Close: Industry Veteran Stephen Gramaglia Discusses His New Life as a
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Fowler to Offer Touchless Mobile Payment

Fowler Laundry Solutions, headquartered in Union, N.J., has chosen mobile payment provider PayRange to upgrade the distributorship’s equipment with touchless payment via PayRange’s mobile app. Fowler is mobilizing to adapt to the new realities of doing business during...

HappyNest Launches Location in Daytona Beach

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded into the Daytona Beach, Fla., market. “We have made a concerted effort to find the best partners on the east coast of Florida, and we continue that trend with our new partner, Mykal Tairu,” said HappyNest...

States Expand Worker Protection in the Wake of COVID-19 Outbreak

As legislatures return to governing in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of their work will clearly change in response to a changing world. In terms of employment and labor policy, all levels of government have begun considering expansion of worker benefits...

CLEC Names Director of Operations for Dallas Location

Commercial and Coin Laundry Equipment Co., a factory-direct distributor of Alliance Laundry Systems equipment, has promoted Sam Husain to director of operations for its Dallas facility. Husain, who joined the CLEC team in 2018 as a regional sales manager, has since...

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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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Master Your Message

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

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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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Good for the Community, Good for Business

For two days this past March, the somewhat esoteric worlds of early-childhood education and library science intersected with the pragmatic, bottom-line business of laundromat ownership. Strange bedfellows, indeed. It’s a partnership that, at first glance, maybe...

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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