Media Center 


The Nationwide Marketing Group Media Center is your home for all things NMG. The Independent retail channel has so many hidden gems and incredible stories that need to be shared, and that’s our goal with the Media Center. Here, you’ll find profiles, podcasts, case studies, and other musings, produced in-house and featuring our Member and Vendor Partners, other Independent retail professionals, and more.
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Catch up on the latest news and press releases from Nationwide Marketing Group, including new vendor partnerships, key initiatives and more.
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Whether in other industry publications or right here on our own blog, the NMG team shares their thoughts and analysis on the Independent retail channel, as well as Member case studies.
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Independent Thinking is a publication for the Members of Nationwide Marketing Group. New issues are published for each PrimeTime.

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.

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.

Member Spotlight: Don’s TV & Appliance

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. 

About Nationwide Marketing Group

Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With more than 5,000 members who operate some 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind, representing billions in combined annual sales across the membership.
For nearly 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete while delivering the unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment. Media Contact: Amy Croom 336-714-8803 gro.puorGediwnoitaN@moorC.ymA