CHICAGO — The talk of the industry always seems to hinge on the newest big company to make the scene. And following extensive research from parent company Procter & Gamble, Tide has entered drycleaning well-funded.
Some pundits in the industry doubt Tide stores’ potential, while others think their success is practically guaranteed. History shows us it can be very difficult to “roll up” the drycleaning industry and build a large chain, however. Remember PurpleTie?