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Business Mirror – What it takes to build up a good nationwide franchise business

ACCOUNTING for over 1,400 brands carried by 200,000 stores licensed to carry these names, franchising appears to be the preferred business model of Filipino entrepreneurs. Now on their 12th year in the highly competitive laundry business, Ang relates that one of their early successes was “getting their chemistry right” beginning with the right detergent in… // read more »

Laundry franchise thrives on innovation (from Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – By placing more information at the fingertips of both franchisees and their clients, Suds Laundry and Dry Cleaning’s Caloy Ang hopes to bring unprecedented efficiency to the laundry business, a franchise category favored by first-time entrepreneurs. Suds’ 30 stores in Luzon and Cebu City are set to adopt an enterprise-wide program by year end that integrates… // read more »

Laundry franchise thrives on innovation – from Business Mirror

BY placing more information at the fingertips of both franchisees and their clients, Suds Laundry and Dry Cleaning’s Caloy Ang hopes to bring unprecedented efficiency to the laundry business, a franchise category favored by first-time entrepreneurs. Suds’s 30 stores in Luzon and Cebu City are set to adopt an enterprise-wide program by year-end that integrates data from daily transactions… // read more »

Better Laundry Days with Suds – from mymomfriday.com

As a homemaker, I am in charge of running the household, managing the helpers, planning our meals, and running errands including scheduling grocery and laundry days. And that’s not all of it. With the load of responsibilities, I want to have efficient helping hands at home and reliable outsourced services for cleaning and maintenance of… // read more »

Suds Laundry Takes Step in Becoming a National Brand

Suds, one of the fastest-growing laundry chains in Metro Manila, has set its eyes in expanding beyond South Luzon, where it started. Its first store in Cebu will be opening this October 2014, bringing to the city the brand’s unique blend of innovation. The business was the first to introduce computerized transactions into laundry service.… // read more »

Using design, color and lighting to woo customers

(Philippine Daily Inquirer) Looks do count in almost all kinds of retail business, according to avid franchisor Caloy Ang, whose Suds Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services has grown from two stores in 2009 to 22 as of today and counting. The rare laundry enterprise that includes visual merchandising as one of the services it offers… // read more »

Provinces offer franchise brands huge growth potential

(Philippine Daily Inquirer) In 1995, franchising was a business model associated mainly with Jollibee and McDonald’s and a handful of other big brands.  Today, this business arrangement based on a special licensing agreement for the distribution of services and products is to be found in almost every city of the Philippines. Even more surprising, according… // read more »

Redefining the laundry business

(From Philippine Daily Inquirer) Additional services, a keen knowledge of chemistry and marketing has propelled Suds to become a preferred franchise model With an average of eight out of 10 customers returning to do repeat business, the laundry service franchise is gaining recognition as an enterprise built for the long term, notes Caloy Hanzyl Ang,… // read more »