Independent Thinking is a publication for the Members of Nationwide Marketing Group. New issues are published for each PrimeTime.
Nationwide Marketing Group Sticks with Highly Successful Virtual PrimeTime Format for First 2021 Show
Nationwide Marketing Group will again hold a Virtual PrimeTime in March. The group also is eyeing a return to in-person events once it’s safe to do so, including regional shows.
Peer groups provide networking support and exclusive training opportunities to members who service appliances
Building on the success of Element’s appliance program for the independent retail channel, the consumer electronics brand will offer smart lighting, smart power, security and other connected home solutions to Nationwide members.
Innovation in the TV space was on full, ahem, display at CES 2021 thanks to the intro of rollable and transparent screens and more.
Smart home products introduced at CES 2021 had one main theme that brought them all together: creating comfort and convenience for the consumer.
Nationwide Marketing Group’s independent retail confidence index report remained relatively flat heading into the first month of 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.
51: On Tech, Retail and the All-Digital CES with Steve Koenig of the Consumer Technology Association
Even as the calendar flips to a new year, the ongoing effects of the global pandemic are still being felt. We sat down with Steve Koenig, VP of Research for the Consumer Technology Association, to talk about the role tech has played in enabling so many businesses and industries to continue operating during this time — and we dive into the first-ever all-digital CES that CTA will host in January.
Renee Spresser is the owner of Paul’s Furniture in Selden, KS — the small-town furniture store with a larger-than-life personality.
Donnie Thedford, second-generation independent retail store owner and operator of Don’s TV & Appliance, shares details on COVID’s impact on his business and where he’s found success in the new normal.
here are five valuable lessons that Independents retailers can take from the pandemic about their place in the market and how to preserve it.