New Retail Environments’
Digital Editions App
Our Retail Environments magazine app is now available
free for tablets and smartphones, including iPhone,
iPad, and Android phone and tablet devices.
The app includes current and past issues of the
digital edition of the magazine, which is published
specifically for the people shaping retail today—
retailers, designers, and industry suppliers. The digital
edition features must-read business information,
behind-the-scenes reports on new retail projects,
materials and design trends, and news about A.R.E.
and its members. Enhancements include slideshows of
additional images, digital-only additional content, and video. Once you’ve
downloaded each enhanced issue, you can return any time for offline reading.
Search for “Retail Environments” in the app Store or android Market.
Fall Shoptalks to Debut
A.R.E.’s Design Trends Report
A.R.E.’s Fall round of Shoptalks returns to
Dallas and San Francisco this fall, when the popular educational and networking events
up the ante with the premiere presentations of A.R.E.’s first-ever Design Trends Report.
The report is being developed through a comprehensive review of A.R.E.’s extensive
library of retail projects and displays. The report will be organized into trend stories
to provide attendees with inspiration for their upcoming design challenges.
“At A.R.E., we have realized we are sitting on a treasure trove of information that
can benefit retailers and designers,” said Executive Director Klein Merriman. “Because
our goal as the industry’s non-profit association is to grow the industry, we intend for
this new report to serve as an industry-wide resource for design trends and creative
The evening Shoptalk events, held in major retail centers and hosted by leading
retail executives in each region, bring educational and networking opportunities to local
markets. Shoptalk Dallas will be held October 6 at JCPenney in Plano, Texas (platinum
sponsor is Grottini; city sponsors include CDW Merchants, Chippenhook, and Stylmark).
Shoptalk San Francisco will take place October 27 at Sephora (platinum sponsor is
Grottini; gold sponsor is B&N Industries, and city sponsor is Stylmark). VMSD magazine
is the 2011 A.R.E. Shoptalk media sponsor.
Shoptalk attendance is open to retailers, design firms, and sponsors only. For information on
attending, contact Yajayra Wojtas, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 954-241-4831.
New Additions to Retail & Design Center
A.R.E. new Retail & Design Center is an image- and information-rich online area for ideas,
insight, and inspiration. New content is added frequently; here are a few recent additions:
• Projects, including Hot Topic, Acorn POS redesign, EB Displays solution for
Klein Tools, and Boston Museum of Fine Arts store
• Retail Trends Updates, including video case studies, forecasts, pop-up dining
trend, retail real estate news, and more, and
• New Products, Materials Trends, Consumer Trends, and Design Trends updates,
including video, images, and links.
Visit the Retail & design Center at www.retailenvironments.org. Choose Reail/design from
A.R.E. members: Don’t forget to send us your project and product updates! Submit your
project and/or projects online; see “Submit a Project” and “Submit a Product” links on the
left-side navigation within the Retail & Design Center.
A.R.E.’s web site and social media offerings are deliv-
ering increased visibility for our member companies
through online coverage and in the Supplier|Connect
apps for mobile and desktop searches. Our social
media outreach, a newer project, is growing.
Web Site Visits
(in past 12 months)
magazine app downloads
Web Site Page Views
(in past 12 months)
Supplier|Connect Mobile App
Downloads Since GlobalShop
A. R. E.’s Retail Environments
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by Klein Merriman
“Retail Environments in a Flat World”
by Robert Reeve Frackelton
“End-of-Life Management—the Buck Stops Here”
by Jo Rossman
“Lessons Learned in International Sourcing”
by Michael Diliberto
“Use More Wood to Tackle Climate Change”
by Douglas Martin
You’ll find these, and other blogs from a.R.E.,
on www.retailenvironments.org. Choose Networking
from the menu, then a.R.E. Connect, then Blogs.