On behalf of Shop!, our volunteer leadership, and our global membership, we warmly welcome you to Shop!, the trade association dedicated to enhancing retail environments and experiences.

These pages are intended to provide you with information on the many benefits we offer, ways you can get involved with the association, and our plans to continue some of the benefits you enjoyed with WARES, such as the retail recruitment platform and the company accreditation program (GOLD).


As an introduction, Shop! is a growing association with 25 staff members to support you, and we are committed to help your business thrive within the retail industry. As a global association we sponsor and produce some of the industry’s most important gatherings. Our research, education, and publications teams regularly publish essential information to help our approximately 900 members globally and our network of affiliate organizations be successful.

Member Value

Shop! members include retailers, brand marketers, manufacturers, producers, suppliers, technology companies, design and architecture firms.

SHOP! Delivers value to its members…

Shop! delivers value to its members and the global industry throughout the Shop! Value Cycle, the spectrum of activities that drive shopper purchases at retail.

Member value is driven through every phase of the cycle in the form of globally relevant:

  • Education
  • Certification
  • Research
  • Thought leadership
  • Networking
  • Events and more

Contact Us

If you have any other questions about our benefits, or know you are ready to join Shop!, please contact Elizabeth George, Director of Membership, at [email protected] or 954-241-4841.