Members of A.R.E., the Association for Retail Environments (formerly NASFM), are retail environments professionals and proven industry leaders - companies that are well known for excellent craftsmanship, topflight service, and cutting-edge innovation. Member companies offer a full range of products and services for retail environments, and 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.
We are an alliance of at-retail companies committed to delivering exceptional sales, marketing and service support to B2C manufacturers and retailers across all channels and countries. Together — we are committed to elevating retail excellence via accredited company certification, interactive workforce development, key resource delivery, and collaborative research.
Our members are retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers/distributors, brokers, retail service providers and support service providers working collaboratively in the retail space. These members represent the entire spectrum of retail.
POPAI, the Global Association for Marketing at-Retail, is the only non-profit association serving the global marketing at-retail industry. On its member's behalf, POPAI initiates strategic programs that positively impact the industry's direction and protect the industry from undue regulation. POPAI provides the industry with research, education and resources; plus the Outstanding Merchandising Awards (OMA) contest. The organization also facilitates an international dialogue and information exchange between its worldwide members. POPAI, in conjunction with the Association of National Advertisers, is committed to establishing metrics for the marketing at-retail medium so it can be used on par with front end media. POPAI is also leading the industry in the area of digital signage and supporting media networks -- technology that has already opened up the market to hundreds of new creative ideas that promise to further stimulate growth. POPAI was founded in 1936 and has offices in over 20 countries.