Following the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria, Nationwide Marketing Group and No Child Hungry have quickly mobilized to send meals, hygiene kits and more to impacted families and children.
Vinyl Is Back On Top
For the first time in 35 years, consumers purchased more vinyl records than CDs in a given year, according to RIAA data.
Ready to Join the Renovation Nation?
There’s a path into the kitchen (and bath) renovation business that is very much attainable for today’s appliance retailers.
A Look at Some Outdoor Living Trends for 2023
Three outdoor trends will strongly impact a retailer’s ability to have success in the space this year. Let’s dive into each.
Just How Confusing is CPSC’s New Tip-Over Testing?
New furniture top-over standards introduced by the CPSC and the STURDY Act are conflicting and creating confusion in the furniture industry.
WATCH: Understanding the New Furniture Tip-Over Standards
Nationwide Marketing Group’s VP of Furniture and Bedding Jeff Rose is joined by Magnussen Home’s Josh Carter as the two discuss the new tip-over standards that will go into effect in late May, the difference between what the Consumer Product Safety Commission plans to enforce and the recently-passed STURDY Act, and more.
Want to Work On Your Business, Not In It? Here’s How.
Working on your business, not in your business is an integral approach for business owners who want to take their company to the next level. Here are some tips to help you do just that.
Independent Thinking Podcast
156: Pushing the Limits of Luxury Appliances with JennAir
JennAir is a company founded on the idea of challenging conventional norms in the appliance industry. That way of thinking hasn’t changed over the past 57-plus years, and it’s helped the brand continue to stand out as a true innovator of luxury appliances. We dive into all that JennAir has to offer with Nathan Puplis, who leads up the buying group initiative for the company.
155: A Crash Course in Retail Financing with Wells Fargo
From inventory financing to consumer credit, the world of retail financing is vast. To help get a handle on it all, we tapped into our partners over at Well Fargo Retail Services to dive into it. Steve Jermier, SVP of Relationship Management at Wells Fargo, sat down to talk about the work his team does behind the scenes to help independent retailers navigate the ins and outs of retail finance, the cause behind the recent rate changes and strategies to avoid letting it impact your business.
154: How Pocatello Electric Became a Community Staple
For over 120 years, Pocatello Electric has served the many needs of its local residents in southeast Idaho. That longevity has helped them become the oldest family-owned appliance store in the country. We chat with current-day owner Suzie Vigliaturo about business, what’s worked and how they’ve evolved over the years to remain relevant with their customers.
153: An Inflation Reduction Act Deep Dive with Frank Sandtner
Passed in August 2022, the Inflation Reduction Act is considered a landmark piece of legislation that will have a major impact on many industries for decades to come — including retail. The energy efficiency portion of the bill aims to provide consumers with various tax credits and other yet-to-be-determined benefits pending state-level programs that will roll out in relation to this bill. There’s a ton to unpack, but we attempt to do just that with Nationwide Marketing Group’s Director of Business Services Frank Sandtner.