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Upgraded Gaylord Palms Set to Host PrimeTime this August

With new water park amenities and expanded convention and meeting space, the Gaylord Palms is ready to host PrimeTime this August 13-16.

An Update on Credit Card Interchange Rates

After two years of no changes, credit card networks are making their first adjustments to credit card processing fees.

PrimeTime to Take Over the CityWalk at Universal Studios

During our PrimeTime event in Orlando, August 13-16, Members will have the chance to galavant around Universal’s CityWalk.

Cybersecurity Steps You Must Take to Protect Your Business

Businesses can take a number of steps to secure themselves from a potential cyberattack. Here are several cybersecurity best practices that your organization should have in place.

5 Reasons Independent Retailers Should Be Excited Right Now

Despite continued challenges, we are seeing areas of economic improvement, which are bringing opportunities for independent retailers to continue to offer great solutions to consumers in need. 

Three Predictions for Customer Experience in 2022

Customers’ shopping habits change on a regular basis. Leading brands recognize this and look to adapt their understanding of their customers on a regular basis, and use technology to meet them where they are.

Add Value with Accessories

Add-on accessories sales are a great way to educate customers, so they are making smart decisions to maximize the technology in the hardware they are purchasing.

4 Tips to Win More New Shoppers

While not every shopper takes the same path to purchase, technology plays a role across every step. An efficient omnichannel strategy can help you deliver great experiences that engage customers via their channels of choice.

Outdoor Adventures Await the Independent Channel at Nationwide Marketing Group’s Orlando PrimeTime

Registration for Nationwide’s 59th edition of PrimeTime, to be held Aug. 13-16 in Orlando, Florida, officially opens.

5 Outdoor Living Trends That Will Drive Consumer Spending This Summer

From grill types, to outdoor electronics, we take a look at the biggest trends that will drive consumer spending outdoors this summer.

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Three Predictions for Customer Experience in 2022

Three Predictions for Customer Experience in 2022

Customers’ shopping habits change on a regular basis. Leading brands recognize this and look to adapt their understanding of their customers on a regular basis, and use technology to meet them where they are.

Add Value with Accessories

Add Value with Accessories

Add-on accessories sales are a great way to educate customers, so they are making smart decisions to maximize the technology in the hardware they are purchasing.

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Independent Thinking Podcast

125: Upgrading the Cooking Experience with Cooksy

125: Upgrading the Cooking Experience with Cooksy

Launched at KBIS 2022, Cooksy is an innovative gadget that’s designed to be your digital sous chef. Andreas Hansen, part of the Cooksy team, shares what excites him about getting the product into the Independent retail channel.

124: Castle Rental & Pawn Talks NIL Deal with Local College “Rental” Athlete

124: Castle Rental & Pawn Talks NIL Deal with Local College “Rental” Athlete

The stars aligned perfectly for Enos Barger, managing partner at Castle Rental & Pawn, to sign an NIL deal with a local college athlete and recent transfer student. But theirs is a situation that other independent business owners can learn from and look to capitalize on in their own markets.

123: Celebrating 70 Years of Queen City Audio Video & Appliances

123: Celebrating 70 Years of Queen City Audio Video & Appliances

Started as a TV repair shop in 1952, Queen City Audio Video Appliances has grown into a widely successful independent retail business in the Charlotte, NC market. As they celebrate 70 years in business, we sit down with second-generation owner Roddey Player and his kids Roddey Jr. and Kate to talk about the company’s legacy, their expansion efforts and more.   

122: Brand Story Time with Todd Getz from GE Appliances

122: Brand Story Time with Todd Getz from GE Appliances

A lot fo work and effort goes into crafting an effective brand story. Just ask Todd Getz, Executive Brand Director for GE and GE Profile, who has made stops at Coca-Cola, P&G and Colgate Palmolive before landing in Louisville. Todd shares his experience at GEA and dives into some of the things he’s working on.

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