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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Linen & Uniform Supply

Overview: the U.S. Linen & Uniform Supply Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Linen & Uniform Supply: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Linen & Uniform Supply industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Commercial Laundry Services

Retail Laundry And Dry Cleaning Services (Include Drop-Off And Pick-Up Services.)

Rental Of Uniforms, Linens, And Other Textiles

Rental Of - Linen Supply Garments, Including Gowns, Coats, Aprons.

Rental Of - Linen Supply Flatwork And Full Dry Linens

Rental Of - Industrial Garments, Excluding ""Clean Room"" Operations

Rental Of - Industrial ""Clean Room"" Garments

Rental Of - Industrial Wiping Cloths

Rental Of - Industrial Mats, Including Launderable And Unlaunderable

Rental Of - Industrial Mops, Cloths, And Miscellaneous Dust Control Items

Other Laundry Services

Resale Of Merchandise

All Other Receipts

All Other Operating Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Linen & Uniform Supply company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Linen & Uniform Supply industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Linen & Uniform Supply measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Sales and Related Occupations 18%
Retail Sales Workers 15%
Counter and Rental Clerks and Parts Salespersons 13%
Counter and Rental Clerks 13%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 58%
Textile, Apparel, and Furnishings Workers 51%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 35%
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Workers 35%
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 14%
Pressers, Textile, Garment, and Related Materials 14%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 11%
Motor Vehicle Operators 8%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 8%
Driver/Sales Workers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Linen & Uniform Supply Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Cintas trademarks "TRUCOUNT" - Laundering of uniforms, towels, and linens for others - 03/02/2018
  • Clean Rental Services trademarks "CLEAN RENTAL UNIFORMS CHANGING THE WAY YOU RENT" - Rental of uniforms - 02/16/2018
  • Sobel Westex trademarks "BLACK & LIGHT" - Curtains - 01/12/2018
  • Cintas patents Emblem Adhesive Removal Assembly And Associated Methods - 08/31/2017
  • Sobel Westex patents Mock Duvet Cover - 03/16/2017
  • G&K Services patents Providing A Rechargeable Halogen-binding Fabric To Customers - 04/15/2010

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Sobel Westex171
    G&K Services51

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Vertica Analytics Delivers 419% ROI for AmeriPride - North American uniform rental and linen supply company, AmeriPride, achieved 419% ROI with Vertica for analytics and data management using the vendor's core SQL database for a bigger multi-phase data project. AmeriPride deployed quickly within the first ... (01/04/2018)
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    • America‚Äôs 25 dying industries include sound studios, textiles, newspapers - While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth was far from uniform. A handful of industries more ... employment at curtain and linen mills in the United States has declined substantially over the past decade. Since the last of ... (12/28/2017)
    • Twin Cities uniform-rental giant G&K Services sold to Cintas for $2.2B - The deal is the largest ever in uniform ... of National Linen Service, a leading provider of uniform and laundry services in the southeast U.S. Cintas got its start in 1929 as Acme Overall & Rag Laundry and moved into uniform rentals in the 1950s when ... (08/16/2016)
    • Falvey Linen Supply plans $7 million expansion into Springfield - SPRINGFIELD -- A Rhode Island linen supply and uniform-rental company plans to expand into the Springfield market with a $7 million plant on Brookdale Drive. Falvey Linen Supply plans to buy and renovate the 240,000-square-foot building on 17 acres of land ... (07/13/2015)
    • Fire At Sno-White Linen In Old Colorado City - Someone walking by the Sno-White Linen & Uniform Rental in Old Colorado City around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday saw flames and smoke coming from the building and called 911. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the 25th Street location within three ... (09/05/2013)
    • National Linen & Uniform Service Sold to Alsco; Transaction Vastly Expands Geographic Reach of Largest U.S. Linen Service Company - ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 31, 2006--Kelly Capital announced today that it has sold significantly all of the assets associated with its affiliated portfolio company, National Linen & Uniform Service ... Southeast's largest linen rental service ... (08/31/2006)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $66,952,770 on Linen & Uniform Supply. It has awarded 1,611 contracts to 311 companies, with an average value of $215,282 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Linen & Uniform Supply to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations"
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Linen & Uniform SupplyOpportunity/Threat
    Industrial Launderers Competing industry
    Linen Supply Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations" are less than those from Linen & Uniform Supply. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations" sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations" Product Sales Report

    Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Linen & Uniform SupplyOpportunity/Threat
    Linen Supply Competing industry
    Industrial Launderers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens are less than those from Linen & Uniform Supply. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens Product Sales Report

    Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Garments, Inc Gowns, Coats
    Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Garments, Inc Gowns, Coats Product Sales Report

    Rental Of Textiles - Indus Mats, Inc Launderable/Unlaunderable
    Rental Of Textiles - Indus Mats, Inc Launderable/Unlaunderable Product Sales Report

    Commercial Laundry Services
    Commercial Laundry Services Product Sales Report

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