The Association for Retail Environments

A non-profit trade association servicing store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry.
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Design student, Steven Brown with his PAVE design!

Final preparations to host nearly 700 attendees for tonight’s PAVE awards. Such excitement in the room already!

Final preparations to host nearly 700 attendees for tonight’s PAVE awards. Such excitement in the room already!

Well underway for tonight’s PAVE Gala! Such clever student designs are spread throughout the room.

Getting started with Store Design and VM Trends session about to start for Retail Design Collective.

Retail Design Collective in full force at 7W New York!

Retail Design Collective is underway in NYC!

2013 Inspiration Begins with the Retail Design Collective, Dec 5-7 in New York City. WATCH NOW:

A.R.E. Retail Trend Bulletin: Deck the Halls

The holidays are just around the corner. It’s not too late to give your windows and displays a creative jolt, and this video from A.R.E. member Holiday Image is just the jump-start you need. It begins with an amusing, silent film on visual merchandising and ends with a slide show of holiday displays.

The Retail Design Collective is right around the corner…Register Today!

A.R.E. Trend Bulletin: The Thrill of Creation

The wildly successful Pandora line and their imitators let women build their own jewelry from trays of beads of various colors and styles. Many independent retailers take the concept a notch further, allowing customers to pick from a selection of options to create a sort-of custom product that’s manufactured to their specifications. Long-time retailers such as furniture makers are marketing this aspect of their products to take advantage of the trend. How can traditional retailers give these DIY customers more of the thrill of creation?