In response to strong demand from the industry, the WorldWide Retail Exchange (WWRE), the Internet-based business-to-business (B2B) exchange for retailers and their suppliers, today announced it will reopen its membership ranks to new retailers starting April 1, 2001. The move is expected to increase the WWRE's retailer base from its original 53 members, allowing more companies to deal directly with suppliers through a single, web-based community.