The New Retail - Where will your next Drycleaning Location be? By: Tim Maxwell With 2015 looking like a year of net sale increases for drycleaners reporting to the American Drycleaner Magazine's "Statshots" feature, it appears that the downward trend in sales that many businesses in drycleaning...

The Digital World Part II By:Aaron Newport We have all seen them, popping up here and there. It seems like every other week I read about a new Dry Cleaning app that has just hit the surface; Washio, Starchup, Rinse, Dhobie, DRYV, and that is just to...

“Minding Your Own Business” By Joe Blaha. I happened to be reading the summer newsletter from the PDCA (Pennsylvania and Delaware Cleaners Association) and came across a column (with the title I borrowed above), written by Ricardo Gonzalez, the DLI (Drycleaning and Laundry Institute) Web Developer....

Are British Retailers Starting to See Green? By Garry Knox The annual Technical Visit to Johnson Cleaners organised by the ASBCI for its members has always been a popular and exciting day on the ASBCI event calendar and this year was no exception. This year I...

Modeling Limitations By: Ron Benjamin It is fairly simple to define the term “environmentally non-toxic”. That would be something that does not harm the environment. What’s not so simple, though, is to measure whether something is environmentally non-toxic or not. For toxicity depends on dosage....

Water & Sustainability By: Garry Knox More and more retailers are setting themselves the objective of ensuring that garments can now be machine washed at home rather than being professionally dry cleaned. At a customer level, this may make sense at first, especially from a convenience point of...

Cleaning the Garments of Tomorrow By: Tim Maxwell.   After watching a trailer for the new Disney film "Tomorrowland" the other day, I couldn't help but let my mind wander a little bit into the territory of drycleaning (not the typical perspective of viewers I would guess!). I...

The Digital World – Part 1 By: Aaron Newport. In today’s world, nearly everything we do is done digitally. Not only are we doing everything digitally, the majority of our daily activities can be completed entirely through our phones. There is an app to pay bills, listen...

The Clean Show 2015 “One Industry. One Stage “ By: Joe Blaha. Atlanta had not welcomed the dry cleaning industry to the biannual Clean Show since 1987 and it would seem that this pairing was overdue as the numbers of vendors exhibiting and attendees surprised most everyone. Reported...

Care labeling mysteries: Volume 1 By: Garry Knox. So you remove your dry cleaning hat for a moment and stand in a branded clothing store and look at different items of clothing in particular, the care label. The majority of customers have got their heads around symbols, such...

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