The Clean Show traffic was strong with drycleaners, both domestic and international, traveling to Las Vegas to stay on top of industry developments.
Everybody is playing the eco angle in all types of products. Green sells!
Labor reduction and management continues to be the goal of equipment refinement. This is especially true in tensioning form finishers for garments of all types.
Alternative solvents, chemicals to support them and machines to run them are a major theme.
The education sessions are covering sustainability, consumer preference, customer relations management, marketing and regulatory issues.
It is a very exciting time to be in the business.
Diana Vollmer is managing director of Methods for Management (MFM) Inc., a consultancy specializing in drycleaning businesses.