A.R.E. Announces Partnership with WindowsWear PRO

WindowsWear PRO

WindowsWear PRO will provide association members with valuable market intelligence through exclusive visual and editorial content.

A.R.E. (Association for Retail Environments), the only non-profit trade organization that represents the entire retail environments industry, has partnered with WindowsWear PRO (http://pro.windowswear.com) to provide A.R.E.Â’s 700-plus member base with stronger digital engagement tools and valuable market intelligence.

The new online resource gives A.R.E. members unique insights and comprehensive reporting on the latest trends in visual merchandizing and store environments, including visual design and mannequin trends. Through the site, members can search thousands of high-quality images of window displays to get ideas that can aid them in their business. In addition, WindowsWear PRO allows vendors of window display products and services the opportunity to showcase their work to retailers by identifying their products and services featured in every window with their brand name.

WindowsWear PRO covers the best retail brands and stores in the top fashion capitals of the world including New York, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

“A.R.E. entered into this partnership to provide a unique and innovative tool for its member companies to be inspired, create more engaging visual displays and win new business among the 500+ brands that WindowsWear PRO covers,” said Todd Dittman, A.R.E. executive director. “We are pleased to provide our members with a 20% discount on a WindowsWear PRO subscription and advertising services.” In addition, WindowsWear PRO will provide A.R.E. with exclusive editorial content that will be featured in Retail Environments magazine, RetailEnvironments.org, Retail Environments Network LinkedIn group, and A.R.E.'s Retail Trend Bulletin.

“This partnership with A.R.E. will provide members with trend analysis from retail environments in more than eight cities around the world,” said Jon Harari, CEO of WindowsWear. “Not only can A.R.E.’s members utilize WindowsWear PRO to gain access to new vendors and partners, but they can better understand trends and competition in the fast-paced retail and visual display industry.”

“The missions of the two organizations align perfectly,” says Mike Niemtzow, President & CFO of WindowsWear. “We are thrilled that such an important organization as A.R.E. has partnered with us and we believe this is a strong testament to the unique and innovative product and service that WindowsWear PRO offers.”

For more information on the Association for Retail Environments, contact Karen Schaffner at Karenschaffner@retailenvironments.org or visit http://www.retailenvironments.org. For more information on WindowsWear PRO, contact pr@windowswear.com or visit http://pro.windowswear.com.

About A.R.E.

A.R.E. is an international non-profit trade association representing the retail environments industry. The organizationÂ’s 700+ member companies from around the globe include store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products and suppliers of materials and equipment for the retail environments industry. Member capabilities include importing, exporting, consolidating, installing, project management, engineering, design and more. A.R.EÂ’s mission is to advance the industry and to help member companies become successful through on-site, online and on-target venues that connect retailers and brand marketers with the professionals who bring their brands to life. A.R.E. is sponsor of GlobalShop, the annual industry trade show, and is producer of Retail Design Collective, the annual industry showroom event in New York City. A.R.E.'s educational events for retailers and designers also include regional Shoptalks, while educational events for members include the annual Industry Summit.

A.R.E. also publishes a magazine called Retail Environments, which provides proprietary research and business information. It also connects members with buyers and specifiers through an online, mobile and print directory known as Supplier|Connect. In social media, A.R.E. operates the industry's largest discussion forum. For more information on A.R.E., log on to http://www.retailenvironments.org.

About WindowsWear

WindowsWear PRO is a subscription service that provides comprehensive trend reporting, analysis and data on the world's fashion window displays, covering all the windows of the world's fashion capitals including NYC, Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, L.A., and Hong Kong. Glamour Brazil says it's "the Google Earth of store windows."

WindowsWear.com allows users to digitally shop the latest styles and looks in the windows of the world's fashion retailers. ELLE says "impressive", Glamour says "stunning", Redbook says "awesome", WWD says "WindowsWear bridges technology and e-commerce."

WindowsWear's Fashion Window Walking Tour (http://tours.windowswear.com/) is NYC's premiere fashion tour. It's an in-depth journey into NYC's fashion industry, its most famous stores, how they design their windows, and the latest fashions on display. Time Out New York says "WindowsWear took window-shopping to a whole new level."