Retail Environments magazine has been recognized for editorial excellence in the 2016 Tabbie Awards, organized by TABPI (Trade Association Business Publications International). Retail Environments is the flagship magazine for Shop!, a trade association focused on enhancing retail environments and experiences. Competing with more than 400 entries from around the world this year, the magazine was among only eight publications that won four awards.
Retail Environments received Honorable Mention for:
- Feature Design: Renaissance Man
- Best Single Issue: July/August 2015
- Feature Article: Renaissance Man
- Special Section: Celebrating 60 Years
“Our team is thrilled to be recognized in four categories,” said Jo Rossman, LEED AP ID+C, editor. “We strive to produce a quality editorial product that upholds professional standards of journalism, helps readers enhance retail environments and experiences, and promotes association members. This honor from a longstanding program validates the expertise of our magazine team.”
The contest was more global and more competitive this year than in past years, according to TABPI President Paul J. Heney. Entries came from more countries than ever, and “the competition seems to be stepping up. It’s inspiring to see the level of excellence in b2b editorial and design that’s being put out today. It’s as high as we’ve ever seen it.”
The Tabbies b2b magazine competition encompasses 18 categories, and is open to English-language publications published at least three times per year. Retail Environments is published six times a year with an additional Winners Book special edition in April and Buyers’ Guide in October. It is distributed to more than 22,000 retailers, brands, designers and industry suppliers.
“As our flagship industry magazine for eight years, Retail Environments is instrumental in helping Shop! deliver on our goal to be a collaborative, global voice for enhancing the experience of retail environments,” said Steven Weiss, CEO of Shop! “We take pride in being a top resource for store designers, visual merchandisers, educators, industry supplier/producers, in-store marketing and POP professionals around the world.”
Shop! (shopassociation.org) is the global non-profit trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences. Shop! represents more than 2,000 member companies worldwide and provides value to the global retail marketplace through our leadership in: Research (consumer behavior, trends, futures), Design (customer experience design, store design, display design, fixture design), Build (manufacturing, construction, materials, methods, logistics, installation), Marketing (in-store communications, in-store marketing, technology, visual merchandising, and Evaluation (ROI, analytics, recognition/awards). Shop! is the new name for A.R.E. | POPAI The New Association.