Member Edition
July 12, 2023
Welcome, Randy Fuller

Last month, Randy Fuller joined the URA Board of Directors. Randy owns and operates Discount Uniform Stores located in Tampa, Lakeland, and Apopka, Florida.

Randy purchased his stores in 2010 while working for Florida Medical Prep, an entry-level medical school where he was responsible for purchasing student scrubs for the medical programs. In 2013, he worked with The Wicks Group, a private investment group, and Southern Technical College's 12 medical campuses.

Randy enjoys advising and assisting uniform retailers to improve their efficiency and operations process and become more profitable. Through his years of working with capital investment groups, along with his years of helping uniform retailers, he brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas to the organization.

Welcome aboard, Randy!
Retail Digital Transformation

Compared to other industries, retailers are late to the digital transformation agenda. Where should you start? Which business processes are the best candidates for digital transformation strategies?

These are the questions that the RSR team sought to answer in their latest study, The Digital Transformation Of The Retail Business Model.
Must-Have AI Tools

In recent months, ChatGPT has shown the world how far artificial intelligence (AI) has come. But as AI developers and software companies release more and more AI tools on a near-daily basis, it can be challenging to know which tools are worth it for your small business.

It’s worth digging deeper to learn more about the options available. By harnessing the power of AI, you can potentially compete with big businesses. Learn more about the AI tools that can help take your business to the next level and beyond.
New Retailer Education Added

Hundreds of independent uniform retailers from around the world will gather at the convention center in Ft. Worth, TX, later this year for The URA Trade Show. In addition to the Retailer Education Day on Monday, we are excited to announce that we've added a new session on Sunday afternoon designed for new retailers or those looking to implement systems to streamline their daily workflow.

Plan your trip to take advantage of the education, priceless networking, and a nearly sold-out trade show. Click the buttons below to register for The Show and make hotel reservations.
Retailer Marketplace

Kansas State University Super Store is going out of business and has fixtures for sale. If you are interested, contact the store manager. Click here to view the inventory.

Do you have fixtures you want to sell? Are you opening a new store or closing a store and looking for a buyer? Are you looking for a particular size you don't have in inventory or can't order just one? Let us know and we will share your needs and wants around the globe. Simply email the details to and we will share the opportunities in emails and on the URA's Facebook group. If there is enough interest and it's a service that helps you, we will create a dedicated webpage to make finding what you are looking for easily.
Customer Marketing Topics

Looking for articles or topics that you can write about in your customer newsletters and communications that don't have to do with selling scrubs? We found a few good possibilities.
Member Webinars

Monthly webinars exclusively for URA members are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 2:00 pm ET.

  • July 25 ~ Basic Search Engine Optimization (answers to your basic SEO questions and ways to improve your ranking)
  • August 22 ~ The New Scrub Store (business planning, location, setup, and more)
  • September 26 ~ Leveraging Google My Business (why you need GMB and how to use the features)
  • October 17 - Health Insurance Coverage (learn about the URA benefits and how easy it is to use)

Note: You must log in to register and view recorded webinars.
Uniform Retailers Association

Phone: (866) 775-0080 or (614) 721-0777