At Virtual PrimeTime, Prizes and Giveaways Galore!

At Virtual PrimeTime, NMG and our partners are giving away more than $130,000 in cash and prizes! You can’t afford to miss it – and your odds of winning have never been better!

Is the Future of Tradeshows and Conventions Digital?

Virtual events are here to stay. But organizations can’t continue to make the mistake of trying to recreate their physical show in a digital environment.

What’s Next for Retail? A Focus on a Healthy and Safe In-Store Experience

The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on consumer shopping habits. For retail, that means the need to place a greater emphasis on a safe in-store experience.

Discover More Ways to Give Back at Virtual PrimeTime

At Virtual PrimeTime, March 16-18, Nationwide Members will have a number of opportunities to give back to the charities that are close to our hearts and close to their communities.

Guided by Member Feedback, Nationwide Marketing Group Launches Refreshed Content Strategy

Updated Media Center and new Independent Thinking newsletter to deliver fresh, targeted content to independent retailers throughout the channel.

WithIt Breakfast to Focus on The Art of Influence

WithIt’s popular market education breakfast is virtual this month, and everyone in the industry is invited to this event, titled “Influence, Inspire and Impact.” The session, which features presenter Lynne Jensen-Nelson, focuses on how to build and leverage influence, which is one of the most important soft skills that employees need to learn. Jensen-Nelson has been a favorite presenter for the WithIt audience and has also presented during the Furniture Today Leadership conference.

NMG Index Jumps 3% as Independent Retailers Eye Strong March

Independent retailers saw their confidence levels increase to near-record highs in the March NMG Index survey. The climb was driven by anticipated spending as consumers receive more stimulus checks and tax return payouts.

COVID-19: An “Out of Cycle” Upgrade for Your Business

Prolonged stay-at-home orders and concern over the safety of in-person shopping combined to push the fast forward button on the typical TV upgrade cycle.

Nationwide Marketing Group to Welcome Back “Mattress University,” Debut “Furniture Forum” at Virtual PrimeTime

Virtual PrimeTime, the second all-digital edition of Nationwide’s free business, networking and education event, will run March 16-18.

2020 Changed Everything: Outdoor Living Edition

2020 will also go down in history as the year everything changed. Here’s a look at three key trends that will linger, especially when it comes to outdoor living.

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Two Years In, AT&T Program Continues to Evolve

Two Years In, AT&T Program Continues to Evolve

Over those two years, Nationwide and AT&T have continued working closely with participating dealers to learn more about the in-store experience and how the program could be improved upon.


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54: Rotmans Plans and Preps for a Major Store Reformatting Project

54: Rotmans Plans and Preps for a Major Store Reformatting Project

Seeing a “store closing” sale pop up in the middle of a pandemic may elicit some sorry thoughts. But for Worcester, MA-based Rotmans, the promotion comes with a catch: They plan to reopen in a few weeks time with a completely reformatted store.

53: On Safe In-Store Shopping Trends with Guardsman

53: On Safe In-Store Shopping Trends with Guardsman

A lot has changed over the past year, and as customers start venturing back into physical stores, special attention must be paid to providing a clean, safe shopping experience. Guardsman, distributors of the COVID killing Monofoil disinfectant, chats about those trends and more.

52: Mike Derro’s Vision for Furniture and Bedding in 2021

52: Mike Derro’s Vision for Furniture and Bedding in 2021

Nationwide Marketing Group welcomed VP of Furniture & Bedding Mike Derro into the fold in mid-October — right before Virtual PrimeTime. We caught up with Derro recently to get to know him a little better and to understand where he sees the category heading in 2021.


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