URA Trade Show promises to be “Beyond Expectations”


The URA (Uniform Retailers Association) is making final preparations for it’s annual Trade Show in October. This year’s event, “Beyond Expectations”, will be held in historic Charleston, SC at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center from October 5 thru 8.

This is the industry’s premier event, attended by hundreds of independent retail store owners and operators, manufacturers and suppliers, all focused on growing their businesses. The show provides retailers unique opportunities to experience what is available in the marketplace in a relaxed comfortable setting.

In addition to the trade show floor showcasing the retailer booths, attendees will find educational workshops and special evening events.

Workshops will be held Sunday and include UniformMarket founder Rick Levine with an afternoon of engaging presentations discussing online stores and how uniform retailers can get the most out of them. UniformMarket has been building online solutions for the uniform industry for 8 years and recently launched a new platform allowing retailers and manufacturers to seamlessly share data and work together. Uniform Solutions is also scheduled to give presentations.

On Monday Education Day highlights include “Prescription for Uniform Retailing – Maximizing Profit by Making Inventory Work for You”,  “Hospital Trends – How Uniform Programs Impact Patient Outcomes”, “Compression Hosiery in the Uniform Marketplace” and  “Improving Retailer Profits”.

Tuesday continues with a presentation of  the results of the  URA’s recently completed landmark study analyzing trends in the US scrubs market will be presented. . The survey was designed to help independent uniform retailers and scrub manufacturers meet the evolving needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals.

Evening events include the popular annual fashion show showcasing the newest looks from the leaders in medical and work apparel. The Champion Awards honoring manufacturers in various categories will also be presented.

The Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center is conveniently located to the airport and complimentary shuttle is provided. Guests will find all the amenities they could possibly want from hi-tech business services, health and fitness facilities to family comforts.

Anyone looking to explore sites outside of the trade show walls will find plenty to do. Ambience rich Charleston is perfect for strolling. It’s brick-walked, Spanish-mossed downtown feature historic homes such as the Nathaniel Russell House, Drayton Hall and Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. Nearby waterfront and beach attractions await. And let’s not forget southern cooking and that famous “Southern Hospitality. A perfect location for work and play.

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