Profile of UniFirst: a leader in the uniform and textile services industry

 Published On: May, 2012 |    No of Pages: 12 |  Published By: Textilesintelligence | Format: PDF   |   Free Sample Report

UniFirst is one of the world's largest suppliers of uniforms and protective apparel. The company was established in the 1930s as a family-owned laundry business and has since greatly expanded the scope of its operations to include the design, manufacture, sale, rental and cleaning of a comprehensive range of workwear garments. Despite continued economic sluggishness and high unemployment rates in North America, UniFirst is cautiously optimistic about its prospects. In particular, the company expects to maintain its position as one of the industry's leaders by virtue of its focus on expansion within existing markets and entry into new geographical areas. The report highlights the company's development, products and services, distribution and manufacturing, corporate sustainability, competition, customer services and financial performance, as well as providing an outlook for the future. This report is vital for anyone involved in the uniform and textile services industry and it serves as an indispensable case study for those who want insight on a market leader in the industry. 

Table of Contents

SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

COMPANY DEVELOPMENT

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

Standard Workwear

Protective Clothing

Corporate Casual Attire

Industry Specific Programs

Facility Services

Custom Image Programs

Garment sale, leasing and rental

Direct sales

Garment leasing

Garment rental

Garment processing

CUSTOMER SERVICE

DISTRIBUTION AND MANUFACTURING

CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY

COMPETITION

FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE

OUTLOOK


List of Tables

Table 1: UniFirst: sustainability initiatives

Table 2: UniFirst: key financial data, 2006/07-2010/11


List of Figures

Figure 1: UniFirst: revenues by business segment, 2008/09-2010/11



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