Rinse cycle: Revenue growth has been sustained by declining unemployment

The Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry in Canada, which supplies linen, uniforms and dust-control items to food services, hospitality and manufacturing operators, has experienced growth over the five years to 2018. Over the past five years, industry revenue growth has been sustained primarily by declining unemployment and rising demand from the healthcare, food services and manufacturing sectors. The average profit margin in the Canadian Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry is expected to decrease. This decline is the result of higher competition and rising regulatory requirements. However, rising employment in the service and manufacturing sectors for most of the period has stabilized profit declines...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1bn
Annual Growth 13-18
1.8%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
9,079
Businesses
217

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will be bolstered by improvements in employment and disposable income
  • Market share concentration has increased moderately
  • Companies will continue to consolidate through mergers and acquisitions
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    As a service-based industry, the Canadian Industrial Laundry and Linen Supply industry’s business locations largely follows Canada’s population distribution. Establishments are also typically distributed according to the locations of manufacturing and hospitality service companies, as these are the industry’s major clients. Ontario and Quebec have the largest shares of industry establishments, accounting for a respective 39.4% and 25.6% of the industry total. Ontario also accounts for the largest share of the Canadian population at 38.7%, while Quebec follows with 22.9%. Despite these provinces covering an expansive geographic area, the majority of the population resides in the southern part of the country. In fact, 90.0% o...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry are

  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as National unemployment rate and Demand from accommodation and food services in the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry?

    Operators in this industry supply laundered items, such as uniforms, gowns and coats, table linens, bed linens, towels, diapers, clean room apparel and treated mops to various other industries. These items are provided on a rental or contract basis. Typical clients include industrial plants, healthcare, food service and hospitality establishments.

    Industry Products
  • Uniform rental and cleaning
  • Linen rental and cleaning
  • Linen garments rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mat rental and cleaning
  • Industrial wiping cloth rental and cleaning
  • Industry Activities
  • Providing towel rentals and laundering
  • Providing uniform rentals and laundering
  • Supplying bed linens
  • Supplying table linens
  • Supplying protective apparel
  • Supplying flame resistant clothing
  • Supplying dust control textile items (i.e. cloths, mats, mops, rugs and shop towels)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • National unemployment rate
  • Demand from accommodation and food services
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Demand from healthcare and social assistance
  • Consumer Confidence Index

  • Current Performance
  • Rising market share concentration
  • Fluctuating profit margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and mergers
  • Healthcare growth
  • Going green
  • Table: Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction In Canada
  • Manufacturing In Canada
  • Retail Trade In Canada
  • Healthcare and Social Assistance In Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Boiler & Heat Exchanger Manufacturing in Canada
  • Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Canada
  • Textile Mills in Canada
  • Waste Treatment & Disposal Services in Canada
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Uniform rental and cleaning
  • Linen rental and cleaning
  • Other
  • Linen garments rental and cleaning
  • Industrial mat rental and cleaning
  • Industrial wiping cloth rental and cleaning
  • Chart: Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food services
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Hospitality and lodging
  • Retail and service
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Aramark, Cintas Corp., UniFirst Corp.,
  • Table: Aramark - financial performance
  • Table: Cintas Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: UniFirst Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Laundry & Linen Supply Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • National Unemployment Rate (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Cleanroom Garment
  • A garment, such as boots and hoods, worn by semiconductor workers, equipment engineers and employees in the medical profession to prevent skin and hair from entering clean environments.
  • Nonylphenol Ethoxylate (Npe)
  • Chemicals, also known as nonoxynols, used as detergents, emulsifiers, wetting and defoaming agents.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Tunnel Washer
  • An industrial laundry machine, also known as a continuous batch washer, designed specifically to handle heavy loads.
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