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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Uniform Supply

Overview: the U.S. 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 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 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

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 Wiping Cloths

Rental Of - Industrial Mats, Including Launderable And Unlaunderable

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 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 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 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

Uniform Supply Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

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

Latest Industry News

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  • Recent AAL News - Jan. 10--A third airline is contracting with Lands' End Inc. to supply uniforms for some of its employees. The Dodgeville apparel and lifestyle company said Tuesday that it was awarded a uniform program to manufacture and outfit 51,000 American Airlines ... (01/10/2018)
  • CRRC to supply 200 Roca EMU cars - ARGENTINA: Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich has given his approval for an order to be placed directly with CRRC Qingdao Sifang of China for the supply of 200 EMU cars ... according to the ministry. Having a uniform electric fleet on the Roca would ... (01/10/2018)
  • American taps Lands' End for new employee uniforms - American Airlines (Nasdaq: AAL) has selected Lands' End to supply uniforms to some 70,000 employees, eventually replacing uniforms from Twin Hill that were rolled out in September 2016. Why Lands' End? In a memo to employees that went out late Tuesday ... (01/10/2018)
  • CompCom continues with school uniform investigation - uniform manufacturers, distributors and other relevant stakeholders, to understand what is required to change practices taking place in the supply of school uniforms. Speaking on the SAfm market update with Moneyweb, CompCom head of communications Sipho ... (01/10/2018)
  • American Airlines picks Lands' End to replace uniforms employees said made them sick - American and Twin Hill agreed to end their relationship last June, but the manufacturer will continue to supply uniforms until the Lands’ End uniforms are ready. That likely won’t be until late 2019 or 2020, American spokeswoman Kristen Foster said, ... (01/09/2018)
  • Uniform rush for parents of all boys school - ... for other uniform suppliers who do not always have all the required uniforms in stock," she said. "For other suppliers, we have had to make our orders so they can supply us with uniforms as these companies don't usually sell QVS uniforms in its full ... (01/09/2018)
  • American Airlines Selects Lands' End for New Uniforms - Fort Worth-based American Airlines has selected popular retailer Lands' End to supply new uniforms for more than 51,000 employees. Lands' End made the announcement on Tuesday. The clothing company will design new uniforms for several departments within ... (01/09/2018)
  • Big changes on the cards for South African school uniform prices: report - The majority of schools which have entered into exclusive agreements for the supply of school uniforms had not done so through open tenders across all provinces. These contracts had existed for a number of years, with the earliest contract being made in 1974. (01/08/2018)
  • Corrections to change uniform style for prison officers - About 9,000 staff members wear uniforms, “which will be replaced as needed,” Corrections said. Although the state is supposed to supply uniforms for the officers, “in practice it has not done so effectively in recent years, whether due to the state ... (01/06/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $15,848,043 on Uniform Supply. It has awarded 378 contracts to 87 companies, with an average value of $182,161 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 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 - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Uniform SupplyOpportunity/Threat
Linen & Uniform Supply
Industrial Launderers Competing industry

Sales from other industries of Rental Of Textiles - Linen Supply Flatwork & Full Dry Linens are less than those from 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
Competing IndustrySales Relative to Uniform SupplyOpportunity/Threat
Linen & Uniform Supply
Industrial Launderers Competing industry

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

Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations"
Rental Of Textiles - Indus Garments, Except Clean Room "Operations" 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

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Towel (except shop, wiping) supply services, Diaper supply services, Bed linen supply services, Uniform (except industrial) supply services, Laundries, linen and uniform supply, Apron supply services, Coat (e.g., barber's, beautician's, doctor's, nurse's) supply services, Linen supply services, Gown (e.g., doctors, nurses, hospital, beauticians) supply services, Cooperative hospital laundries (i.e., linen supply services), Table linen supply services, Laundry services, linen supply, etc.

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