Putting a New Spin on Laundromats


28m 00s
Broadcast on September 17, 2022 Available until March 17, 2023

The number of laundromats in Japan has doubled over the past 20 years. This episode shows how new takes on the traditional business model are offering more choices to consumers and helping their owners to draw in new customers.

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