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Q&A: Legacy Classic Chats Rebrand, New Distribution Model

While we were there together at PrimeTime, we sat down with Tahirah Dock Johnson, director of sales operations for Legacy Classic, to talk about the company, the partnership and much more.

Member Registration Opens for Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime Event in Dallas

60th edition of Nationwide’s biannual conference and buy fair will take over the Gaylord Texan, March 25-28, 2023

NRF Predicts Strong Holiday Shopping Season Despite Economic Headwinds

Even with inflation continuing to clamp down on consumers’ budgets, the National Retail Federation anticipates healthy holiday spending.

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Elements

Elements officially launched its Butterfly collection of mattresses at PrimeTime in Orlando, and Joey Middleton swung by CenterStage to share more details about the bedding products.

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Tempur + Sealy International

Tempur Sealy made a splash at PrimeTIme in Orlando, showcasing not just its private label lines – Golden Elegance and Crown Jewel – but also giving Nationwide Marketing Group Members a sneak peak of the new Stearns and Foster line that will launch later this year. Scott Warlick and Brent Muse spent some time on CenterStage to share more about these programs, as well as the Amplify gallery program, which can transform a Member’s retail space in as little as two days.

Service Leaders Network Virtual Conference Brought Appliance Service Community Together for Education, Networking

Three-day virtual event hosted by Nationwide Marketing Group’s Service Leaders Network, provided unique access to manufacturers, vendors, parts distributors and service trade groups.

Appliances, Smart Tech Featured in “Future Design Trends” from NKBA

A new report from the NKBA highlights how appliances and technology are seeing increased demand in kitchen design projects.

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Wells Fargo Consumer Financing

Steve Jermier of Wells Fargo stopped by CenterStage at PrimeTime in Orlando to talk more about the shift to digital financing applications like scan-to-apply and how these new technologies are changing the Independent retail landscape.

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Whirlpool

Bob Salvano, Whirlpool’s GM and vice president of sales and marketing, was able to step away from the Expo booth for a few minutes to join us on CenterStage and share some of the company’s latest innovations on display at the show.

What Can Retailers Expect This Holiday Shopping Season?

Recent retail data starts to shed light on how consumers will approach this holiday shopping season — with inflation still top of mind.

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PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Wells Fargo Consumer Financing

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Wells Fargo Consumer Financing

Steve Jermier of Wells Fargo stopped by CenterStage at PrimeTime in Orlando to talk more about the shift to digital financing applications like scan-to-apply and how these new technologies are changing the Independent retail landscape.

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Whirlpool

PrimeTime Orlando CenterStage: Whirlpool

Bob Salvano, Whirlpool’s GM and vice president of sales and marketing, was able to step away from the Expo booth for a few minutes to join us on CenterStage and share some of the company’s latest innovations on display at the show.

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Independent Thinking Podcast

144: Telesystem Shares Cybersecurity Tips for Retailers

144: Telesystem Shares Cybersecurity Tips for Retailers

Fresh off of Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, we’re extending the conversation with Telesystem. Ira Feuerstein, manager of cybersecurity business development for the brand, shares a number of tips, tricks and fair warnings for retailers around protecting their data and educating their employees on this always-important matter. 

143: Diving Into Holiday Shopping Trends and More with Dealerscope

143: Diving Into Holiday Shopping Trends and More with Dealerscope

Fresh off of his first trip to Berlin for IFA 2022, Dealerscope Senior Managing Editor Sam Hitt hops onto the podcast to talk about the latest gadgets, holiday retail trends and more. We dive into everything from gaming tech, e-mobility trends, the Metaverse — and the list goes on.

142:  Profile of a Fast Growing Company with Orsini’s

142: Profile of a Fast Growing Company with Orsini’s

For the second year in a row, Martinsburg, WV-based retailer Orsini’s has been recognized in the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list. We sat down with Owner PJ Orsini to talk about the honor, how the business has continued to thrive during uncertain times and more.  

141: Andy Orozco Dives Deep Into the Custom Integration Industry

141: Andy Orozco Dives Deep Into the Custom Integration Industry

Custom integration industry veteran Andy Orozco hit the ground running — literally — as Nationwide Marketing Group’s new Senior Vice President of CI. His second day on the job brought him to Dallas for CEDIA Expo. A few weeks in now, Orozco sits down to talk about what excites him in working with NMG’s CI dealers, the opportunities that lie ahead in this industry and more.

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