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203: On the Evolution of Legends Home and Launch of Good Vibes Sleep

203: On the Evolution of Legends Home and Launch of Good Vibes Sleep

Legends Home has been hard at work over the past few years evolving as a company, expanding into new categories and providing independent retailers new and streamlined ways of doing business.

202: JennAir Discusses SlimTech and the Impact It Could Have on Refrigeration

202: JennAir Discusses SlimTech and the Impact It Could Have on Refrigeration

Announced late last year, SlimTech looks to be one of the biggest innovations in the refrigeration category in nearly half a century. Why? And how? We sat down with Mario Gonzalez, senior manager of product marketing for the JennAir brand, to dive deep into the new technology and all the impacts it could have on this space.

201: ANDMORE CEO Talks Las Vegas Market, Furniture Trends and More

201: ANDMORE CEO Talks Las Vegas Market, Furniture Trends and More

Bob Maricich, Chairman and CEO of ANDMORE – the brand behind the Las Vegas, High Point and Atlanta furniture market events – graciously stopped by the Nationwide Marketing Group showroom during Las Vegas Furniture Market.

200: PayPal Brings Us Up to Speed on the New Ways to Purchase Product

200: PayPal Brings Us Up to Speed on the New Ways to Purchase Product

PayPal sheds some light on the many ways in which customers prefer to spend their money at retail – none of which involve cash or checks.

199: What’s Behind the Big Boom in Lighting?

199: What’s Behind the Big Boom in Lighting?

To get a grasp on why lighting has experienced such a surge in popularity in the custom integration industry, we chat with Jennifer Kirkpatrick, director of sales for American Lighting.

198: What Does 2024 Have in Store for Custom Integrators?

198: What Does 2024 Have in Store for Custom Integrators?

Hank Alexander, director of Oasys, recaps a roller coaster 2023 and looks ahead to the opportunities coming down the pike for custom integrators.

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.

194: NMG and NASEO Work Together to Tackle the Inflation Reduction Act

194: NMG and NASEO Work Together to Tackle the Inflation Reduction Act

To learn more about how NMG is working with the National Association of State Energy Officials, we sat down with David Terry, President of NASEO. We get into the work the organization does on behalf of its members, how the Inflation Reduction Act has impacted their day to day, and more.

193: Spicher’s Shows Security Can Deliver as a Differentiator

193: Spicher’s Shows Security Can Deliver as a Differentiator

Around in the Hagerstown, Maryland area since the mid-1950s, Spicher’s Appliances took a unique step and expanded into the security category in 2010. Over the past decade plus, Spicher’s has seen that business flourish and prove to be a real differentiator in their market.

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