www.retailenvironments.org RETAIL ENVIRONMENTS september.2013
7 | Calendar
10 | A.R.E. News
14 | Inspirations
43 | New Members
44 | Business Briefs
16 | All About Flooring
New technologies and options make flooring nearly as flexible as
a store’s merchandise.
22 | Prepare for Growth By Dr. Jeff Dietrich
Despite swirling headlines about debts and deficits, sequestration, taxes,
and health care costs, the U.S. economy continues to expand at a mild pace.
24 | Sales-Boosting Technologies By Jo Rossman
15 strategies that focus on ROI and customer experience.
32 | Purchasing Forecast By Tracy Dillon
Technology and fixtures are poised to overtake signage/graphics for
increased purchases—but not by much.
39 | Focus: Flooring and Materials
A.R.E. members offer a growing number of options in flooring and
6 | The Conversation: Will digital window displays be the
future of shopping?
8 | CEO Express: Meet A.R.E.’s New Executive Director, Todd Dittman
By Bob Rosean
34| Green Notes: Nurturing Sustainability Within Future Designers
By Wesley Woelfel
36| Above and Beyond: Carlson Group and Aurora Mills
By Gail Finke and Helen Wolt
48| Commentary: The Fluid Shopping Mall
By Rick Hill
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