Consumer Tracker Raises Hopes for Dining-In Renaissance

11/18/2022

Prospects are dubious for restaurant patrons to return to previous high levels of dining in versus carrying out. Dining in is likely to grow from current levels, however, as some defection to takeout subsides and the overall restaurant market grows. A leading consumer trend analyst who advises foodservice operators offered this forecast in a Nov. 1 webinar.

Survey Results to be Presented at Healthcare Conference

11/04/2022

TRSA recently conducted the Healthcare Laundry Benchmarking Survey with the goal of providing a valuable business planning tool for healthcare laundry operators and to provide a resource to the healthcare sector. Specific operational, financial and strategic questions were developed by the TRSA Healthcare Committee and TRSA staff leadership in conjunction with the Mackay Research Group, a third-party research firm that conducted the benchmarking survey.

Virtual Roundtables Engage Members in Sharing Experience

10/14/2022

Smaller group interaction moderated by TRSA leaders and a focus on impacts of inflation on the industry marked the Oct. 12-13 TRSA market-specific virtual roundtables on Zoom, keeping a steady flow of conversation for each hour-long discussion as members shared their experience with issues related to labor, supply chain, customer communications and more.

Operators Optimistic Despite Inflationary Pressures

09/23/2022

Robert W. Baird & Co. and TRSA recently released the results of the September 2022 (Third-Quarter 2022) Uniform & Linen Rental Survey. Both uniform and linen rental executives were optimistic about their growth prospects for the next 12 months, despite continuing inflationary pressures on their business.

Survey Confirms Member Value, Sets Priorities for TRSA

09/16/2022

More than 300 individuals from linen, uniform and facility services companies and supplier partners responded this summer to a TRSA survey to guide the association’s activities and communications. Results highlighted the need to remain focused on issues related to workforce, cost containment and growth, and identified Textile Services magazine among TRSA media channels as providing the most value.

Marketing Toolkit Now Available for TRSA Operators

09/09/2022

After a year of researching consumer and industry end users, compiling in-depth data, developing insights, creating personas based on key target audiences and developing a messaging platform, TRSA announced the creation of a marketing toolkit and collateral available free of charge to all operator members.

Compensation Survey Updated with HR Managers’ Input

09/02/2022

TRSA’s Human Resources Committee reviewed the TRSA Plant Employee Compensation study and recommended updates to the survey to make it more current and more likely to be filled out by human resources (HR) departments. For example, revising the survey to include salary and hourly rates in ranges, instead of exact numbers, allows more HR managers to be able to complete the survey.

What is Driving Natural Gas Prices Higher?

07/08/2022

Natural gas prices continue to experience volatility in 2022, with summer shaping up to be no exception to that trend. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects the Henry Hub price to average $8.69 per MMBtu in the third quarter of 2022, which is up from an average of $8.13 per MMBtu in May. Natural gas prices are rising in large part due to three factors: natural gas inventories, LNG exports and high demand.

Call for Data: TRSA’s Industry Financial Benchmarking Study

07/08/2022

TRSA is urging operators to complete the 2022 TRSA Industry Performance Report (IPR) survey. Participation in the IPR survey creates industrywide financial data that provides intel on the linen, uniform and facility services market so operators can identify strategies, markets and best practices to facilitate growth and long-term success. TRSA members who participate receive an individualized industry performance report (IPR) for easy comparison with competitors free of charge.

Survey Seeks Opinions on How to Improve TRSA Services

06/24/2022

A survey is underway of linen, uniform and facility services operators and supplier partners to guide TRSA in better serving you. Results will help guide future decisions about benefits and TRSA’s communication vehicles. The questionnaire is similar to membership surveys of recent years, with added emphasis on identifying the key issues likely to affect the industry’s success in the next three years.

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