HOLLYWOOD, FL -- The 7th Annual A.R.E. Above and Beyond Award will be presented at the A.R.E. Design Awards ceremony during the 2013 GlobalShop event located in Chicago on April 16, 2013. This is the only award in the industry that acknowledges the outstanding levels of performance that retail manufacturers provide to their customers each year.

Judges review nominees and recognize the company winner based on its ability to overcome a business challenge, accomplish a manufacturing feat, and overall exceed customer expectations. A.R.E. fixture and visual presentation supplier member companies are eligible to be nominated for the Above & Beyond Award by retail customers. The winner will be notified in February 2013 and be presented the award at the awards ceremony.

Prior winners include: Rose Displays, Coloredge-New York-Los Angeles, Impressions Marketing Group, Boden Alexander Group, Custom Surroundings and PIN.

The deadline to submit nominations for the Above and Beyond Award is Dec. 17, 2012.

In addition to the Above and Beyond Award for high performance, recipients of the prestigious A.R.E. Design Awards will be announced. Winners of the A.R.E. Design Awards have shown excellence in design, originality, quality and concept. Retailers, designers, architects or suppliers of projects may submit entries.

For more information on how to nominate or for full coverage of award-winning projects, visit AREDesignAwards.com. Print and digital versions of A.R.E.'s Winners Book will be available online and to magazine subscribers in April of 2013.

About A.R.E.:

The Association for Retail Environments (A.R.E.) is an international non-profit trade association advancing the retail environments industry. Members are leaders in the international retail environments inddustry, including store fixture suppliers, retail design firms, suppliers of visual merchandising products, suppliers of materials and equipment for the industry, and service providers.

 Source: A.R.E.

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