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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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4 Tips to Win More New Shoppers

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.

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Independent Thinking Podcast

121: What’s Hot in the Outdoor Category Right Now?

121: What’s Hot in the Outdoor Category Right Now?

There’s nothing like talking about the Outdoor category with John Laing, Nationwide Marketing Group’s director of appliances and outdoor. You learn something every single time, and his passion for all things outdoor entertainment is infectious. Mr. Laing jumps onto the podcast to share the trends he’s watching, talk about the PrimeTime Backyard experience in Orlando and more. 

120: Diving Into Employee Engagement Platforms with Cooleaf

120: Diving Into Employee Engagement Platforms with Cooleaf

Employee engagement has always been a hot topic in the HR world, but the past two-plus years has really put the spotlight on the industry. We sat down with John Duisberg, co-founder of Cooleaf, to talk about the benefits of investing in a platform like theirs. 

119: Schewels Home Celebrates 125 Years of Retailing

119: Schewels Home Celebrates 125 Years of Retailing

With five generations of Schewels successfully guiding the company over 125 years, it’s no wonder the Lynchburg, VA-based retailer will be honored as a Giant of Bedding Retail by Furniture Today. We sit down with Jack Schewel, a co-owner of the business with his brother Marc, to talk about their long legacy and what’s been the keys to their sustained success.

118: Mattress World Northwest Owner Reflects On Growing the Business

118: Mattress World Northwest Owner Reflects On Growing the Business

With a major bedding industry recognition on the horizon, Sean Hathaway, owner of Mattress World Northwest sat down to reflect on his time in retail. While it’s something he never envisioned getting into, Hathaway has seen massive success, growing to more than 20 locations in the Pacific Northwest.

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