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Survey: Cleaning industry surviving a tough economy

September 28, 2011

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Professional has released the findings of its national "2011 Cleaning Industry Insights" survey, according to a press release.

The survey''s findings revealed that in today''s economic climate, the preferable action, as reported by 75 percent of total respondents, to improve their business'' bottom line would be to "find ways to become more efficient;" compared to 20 percent who would prefer to "raise prices for clients or customers," the release stated.

According to the release, six out of 10 respondents indicated their business has taken a "doing more with less approach" within their organization by "doing more or the same amount of work with fewer employees," while the other four out of 10 respondents indicated they''ve taken this approach when it comes to internal products and services, such as using multiuse cleaning products.

P&G Professional launched the survey to explore the perceptions, attitudes and behaviors, as they relate to the current economic climate, of decision-makers managing in-house or contract cleaning services in the health care, food service, hospitality/lodging and commercial industries, the release noted.

To view the full survey, click here.

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