In his On the Wash Front column in this issue, Anthony Analetto makes the case for reexamining site selection rules. Specifically, he contends that for various reasons the “three-mile radius” rule no longer reflects reality. He...
Conventional wisdom has held that car washing is a relationship business. In structuring their operations, car washers have adhered to the maxim that people do business with people and, as a result, have worked at staffing their...
With temperatures already hitting the 107-degree mark in Phoenix, one might be forgiven for questioning the fact that the summer solstice is still a month away.
“The largest convention we’ve had in 10 years.” That was the welcome statement David Begin, president of the International Carwash Association, made at The Car Wash Show during the State of the Industry Breakfast.
Car washers meet in Las Vegas this month. Whether operator or supplier, single site or multi-regional chain, old hand or newbie, the International Carwash Association’s The Car Wash Show is the cannot-miss industry event of the...
It’s becoming ever more difficult to keep up with technology. It is also becoming ever more necessary to do exactly that. The facility and cost advantages that modern communication methods provide
The view is widely held that getting the message out about a product or service via word-of-mouth is marketing at its most effective. This should surprise no one. It’s difficult to argue with the notion that consumers would put...
I recently moved house. It was not much of a move — just one zip code over, no more than a two-mile drive. It may as well have been 100. The short distance of the move held no benefit with regard to packing up,
We have just celebrated Thanksgiving. And with Christmas decorations brightening up many stores and shopping centers since Black Friday, we have clear indications of what’s to come: not only the holiday that proclaims “good will...
Last month, we spent some time looking at a couple of studies that attempted to divine the future of in-city transportation.
“Self-Driving Vehicles, Robo-Taxis, and the Urban Mobility Revolution,” a new report by The Boston Consulting Group, envisions the consequences of widespread urban adoption of self-driving or autonomous cars
In her article, Menu Design, in the August 2016 issue of Auto Laundry News, Chelsea Beyer refers to the estimated 5,000 ads consumers are exposed to on a daily basis and how it is becoming more difficult to sift through the...
There are few industries that keep as close a watch on the weather as professional car washing. Will it or won’t it rain today? If it rains, what will my labor requirement be?
Having recently returned from the biggest Car Wash Show in 10 years, where both exhibitors and attendees expressed not merely satisfaction but actual delight with the turnout, the educational sessions, and the activity on the
There was some skepticism in the ranks when it became known that the International Carwash Association’s The Car Wash Show for 2016 was destined for Nashville, TN.
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