A.R.E. apps connect retailers, designers and manufacturers

HOLLYWOOD, FL — To better serve both retailers and members, the Association for Retail Environments has launched two new apps for Supplier | Connect, its search function connecting retailers to the hundreds of A.R.E. member suppliers and designers.

Designed for office use,  the Supplier | Connect desktop is an interactive directory that sits on computer desktop for access without using an Internet browser. The interface looks like a store interior, and the "showroom" will be "remodeled" every six months to reflect the evolution of retail design. The app also links to the latest industry news from the showroom page.

For on-the-road use, Supplier | Connect mobile is available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, Droid and other smartphones. It can be used to browse quickly through the detailed product/service categories for on-the-spot sourcing, or users can be taken directly to a specific member company. The app also has info on A.R.E. events.

Posted by Karen Koenig

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