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Unveiling the Digital Storefront: How and Why You Should Leverage an E-commerce Enabled Website

How imperative is it for independent retailers to have and maintain an e-commerce enabled website? We dive into why it’s an absolute must and how to ensure yours is effective.

Nationwide Marketing Group Represents Independent Retail on the Global Stage

During IFA 2023 conference and expo in Berlin, Germany, Nationwide Marketing Group CEO Tom Hickman was an invited participant on a panel that discussed how retail is evolving to provide consumers with engaging and immersive experiences.

Nationwide Marketing Group Names Mike Derro Head of Home Appliances Vertical

Following successful stints on the membership and merchandising teams, Derro turns his focus toward continued growth and development of Nationwide’s appliance category.

First Retail Sales Report of 2024 Has Mixed Bag of Results

What should we make of the first U.S. Census Bureau retail sales report of the year?

Navigating the Future: Key Talent Trends Every Leader Should Know for 2024

Tech’s moving fast and so are the ways we work together. Let’s dive into some noteworthy trends shaping the business landscape this year and how you can use them to give your organization an edge.

4 Biggest Takeaways from Winter Market in Las Vegas

Las Vegas Winter Market provided a great opportunity for all members of the furniture and mattress industry to reflect on the year that was, look ahead and get excited about some of the new trends hitting the market.

Control4 Leans On Support as a Service to Innovate Custom Integration Industry

Control4 Connect and Assist are two new offerings from the SnapOne brand that look to free integrators up while providing recurring revenue opportunities.

Inflation Reduction Act: Moving from Concept to Active State Incentive Programs

While there hasn’t been much to report on the state-level rebate programs out of the Inflation Reduction Act, there has been a ton of work going on behind the scenes to ensure independent retailers have the tools and resources necessary to effectively support their customers once these programs go live.

Unlocking Growth: The Crucial Role of Inventory Finance for Independent Retailers

Inventory finance is a critical tool that independent retailers can use to free up dollars to support other areas of their business – in addition to many other added benefits.

Transparent Tech Seems To Be the Hot Trend Out of CES 2024

Transparent TV tech was the talk of CES 2024 with both Samsung and LG showing off near-consumer-ready product.

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Inflation Reduction Act: Moving from Concept to Active State Incentive Programs

Inflation Reduction Act: Moving from Concept to Active State Incentive Programs

While there hasn’t been much to report on the state-level rebate programs out of the Inflation Reduction Act, there has been a ton of work going on behind the scenes to ensure independent retailers have the tools and resources necessary to effectively support their customers once these programs go live.

3 Things Independent Retailers Should Watch for at CES 2024

3 Things Independent Retailers Should Watch for at CES 2024

There’ve already been a number of announcements ahead of CES 2024 that are noteworthy for independent retailers across every major category. Most involve some implementation of artificial intelligence. But, let’s dive into them.

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197: An Economic Update, and Tips to Leverage Business & Financial Services in Your Retail Operation

197: An Economic Update, and Tips to Leverage Business & Financial Services in Your Retail Operation

In the face of economic uncertainty (and the typical weight of an election year cycle), independent retailers have a number of different levers they can pull to not only protect their business, but ensure that they realize meaningful success this year.

196: Independent Retailers Remained Resilient in ’23, So What’s In Store for ’24?

196: Independent Retailers Remained Resilient in ’23, So What’s In Store for ’24?

To kick off a new year of the Independent Thinking Podcast, we check in with NMG’s EVP of Membership Patrick Maloney who has his finger on the pulse of this channel. After a brief recap of the roller coaster that was 2023, we look ahead to the areas of opportunity for independent retailers in 2024.

195: What Is a Strong Brand, and What Does It Take To Build One?

195: What Is a Strong Brand, and What Does It Take To Build One?

Your brand is everything. It’s what you stand for. It’s what your customers see when they engage with you. It’s the image that comes to mind when others think about you. But what does it take to build a brand – and a strong one at that? We sat down with Rob White, VP of Brand and Strategy for NMG, to dive into that and a whole lot more.

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