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Nationwide Marketing Group Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award for 7th Year in a Row

Nationwide Marketing Group is proud to announce that it has received the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for the 7th year in a row.

Serta Simmons Bedding Promotes Two, Makes Other Growth-Focused Moves

Melanie Huet has been named Chief Commercial Officer and Shelley Huff becomes Chief Operating Officer as Serta Simmons Bedding aims for transformational growth.

6 Lessons Retailers Learned During an Unprecedented Year

Here’s a look at the six most frequently mentioned lessons learned from independent retail business owners over the past few months.

Nationwide Gets Set for APRO Virtual Legislative Conference

Nationwide Marketing Group and the Nationwide RentDirect team are gearing up for this year’s Association of Progressive Rental Organizations (APRO) Virtual Legislative Conference on Wednesday, April 28.

Nationwide Marketing Group Announces Las Vegas Market Live Experience for Furniture & Bedding Dealers

Virtual event from Las Vegas will feature one-off conversations with vendors, live updates from Nationwide’s Furniture and Bedding team and more.

Nationwide Mourns the Passing of Longtime Friend and Retail Partner Bill Ward

Nationwide Marketing Group is saddened to learn of the recent passing of a longtime friend and partner of the organization William Ward. Bill, who passed on March 22, had a long and storied retail career that began at an Austin Dillard's store and ultimately saw Bill...

2021: The year of Optimism and Resolve for Furniture & Bedding

With a challenging 2020 behind us, Nationwide’s VP of Furniture & Bedding shares what he’s optimistic about for 2021 and beyond.

Independent Retail Confidence Skyrockets to Record High in April NMG Index

The Nationwide Marketing Group Independent Retail Confidence Index (NMG Index) soared to a record high entering April 2021.

Here’s Why the Suez Canal Situation is a Huge Deal to Retail

Some $9.6 billion in goods passes through the Suez Canal on a daily basis. Or, at least, it did until the Ever Given ran aground blocking one of the busiest trade routes in the world.

Rent-to-Own Navigates Challenges in Today’s Competitive Environment

Brick-and-mortar rent-to-own dealers face many of the same challenges as traditional retailers today. Among them, how to increase sales, drive customer foot traffic, increase web conversions and manage inventory levels.

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65: A Chat with ENERGY STAR on How the Program Continues to Evolve

65: A Chat with ENERGY STAR on How the Program Continues to Evolve

Ahead of Earth Day, we sat down with Dan Cronin, program manager at ENERGY STAR, to talk about how the nearly 30-year-old program has adapted over time, and how retailers can leverage the program within their stores.

64: NKBA Provides Kitchen & Bath Market and Design Trend Updates

64: NKBA Provides Kitchen & Bath Market and Design Trend Updates

Pam McNally, the Vice President of Marketplace for the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), dives into the latest market and design trends that NKBA is following — and that retailers need to know about.

63: Mike Whitaker Pt. 2, Turning the Mic on Rob Stott to Talk NMG Communications

63: Mike Whitaker Pt. 2, Turning the Mic on Rob Stott to Talk NMG Communications

In part two of our conversation with Nationwide’s Mike Whitaker, he turns the tables and takes over interviewing duties, putting the spotlight on Nationwide’s communications efforts, the rebranded media center, and more.

62: Deep Dive Into Retail and Digital Trends with Google

62: Deep Dive Into Retail and Digital Trends with Google

Patrick Tam of Google provides data and analysis around consumer shopping trends related to the ongoing pandemic — both from a product and shopping journey perspective. This episode of the Independent Thinking Podcast was first broadcasted during Virtual PrimeTime as a Main Stage session.

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