Current Issue: Houston, February 2020
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As a truly small-town retailer, Webb’s Home Store has to be nimble in its strategy. In that regard, Owner Grant Webb has learned to embrace innovation.
In November 2019, as the Nationwide Week of Giving was in full swing, that movement saw the 1,000,000th meal of the partnership between NMG and No Child Hungry packed and sealed.
The quick and exponential growth that Urbandale, Iowa-based retailer Royal Flooring has experienced is no accident. Co-owner Johnnie Kennell shares some of his secrets to success.
Lawrence, NJ-based appliance retailer Mrs. G Appliances leans in on the meaning of being a local business — a strategy that has lead to sustained success.
At PrimeTime, you has a tremendous opportunity to see for yourself how energy and innovation can drive your business to new heights in 2020 with ENERGY STAR®.
Conversions are ultimately an engagement with your customer. This could be an online sale or some type of inquiry about your products or services. The type of engagement tells us where they are in their path to purchase.
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well with Martinsburg, WV-based Orsini’s Appliance Sales & Service.
In February 2019, Nationwide Marketing Group launched a full-service marketing agency that supports you, our Members, in all of your efforts to drive brand recognition, create a larger digital footprint and increase your annual sales.
Independent We Stand is a nationwide movement of Independent small business owners dedicated to celebrating local business and educating consumers about the importance and strong economic benefits of buying local.
More than a label, ENERGY STAR offers resources to help you differentiate, excel and increase revenue.
Determining what is the best marketing mix for your store is a multilayered process that involves matching messaging, media options and ad placement with consumer demographics, dealer offerings and budget.
The tiny home was a great example of what’s possible in the world of connected home technology, especially in the form of GE’s Kitchen Hub. But the experience also exposes us to some of the bitter truths around the category.
If you’re ready to start the new year off with a new look in your store, here are four trends that I think will majorly impact the furniture showroom shopping experience in 2020.
If you are part of the 66% who do not offer non-prime credit solutions, many customers will simply avoid shopping your store because they are not sure if they can get approved for credit.
Product protection margins played a major role in affording one Nationwide member the confidence to chase his dream of opening a new location.
A deep dive into some of the newest insurance services we’ve made available to Nationwide Members.
Our goal is straightforward: Increase revenue, reduce cost of operation and simplify operations for each Nationwide Member — all with an end goal of better sell-through and support for your products.
Staying relevant and profitable in today’s retail environment requires responding to the needs of the new “connected” consumer and staying on top of the trends currently disrupting traditional retail.
The HTSN Summit brings together approximately 20 dealers and 10 vendors who participated in Member- and vendor-lead learning academy-style presentations.
In today’s retail landscape, there are few things that wield as much influence over a retailer’s success as the customer experience.
What started as a part-time gig just to get him through grad school eventually turned into a full-blown career that led Mike Manthey to Nationwide Marketing Group.
While a newly hired team member, Melissa is certainly familiar to Nationwide and has worked with us for many years as part of the staff at Sterling Events Group, where she spearheaded coordination of our PrimeTime tradeshow and conference.
The year 2020 is without question going to be a year of experience-driven opportunity in the Consumer Electronics world.
The constant need for home appliances creates opportunity for your business and the Independent retail channel to serve as the preferred shopping destination for consumers.
TYTUS Grills, a recent entrant in the outdoor living space whose grills can be assembled in less than five minutes with no tools or additional parts needed, recently launched its new partnership with Nationwide Marketing Group.
If you’re not selling products in the outdoor living space, you’re missing out on one of the hottest and most profitable categories for Independent retailers.
The best way to beat the giants is by offering something that they can’t. Discover our important new programs around “connected home,” differentiated business services offerings, and exciting new technologies that can help you improve the overall shopping experience for your customers.