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148: A Walk Down Memory Lane with NMG’s Rick Weinberg

148: A Walk Down Memory Lane with NMG’s Rick Weinberg

As he prepares to retire at the end of 2022, Nationwide Marketing Group SVP of Business Services Rick Weinberg recaps a 30-plus-year career with the organization — and an even longer stint serving the independent retail community.

146: How Beko Has Built a Culture Around Convenience and Health

146: How Beko Has Built a Culture Around Convenience and Health

The commitment to creating products that promote convenience and a healthier lifestyle for the consumer (and world) at Beko is one of the things that sets the brand apart.

145: Crafting a Compelling Story — and Badass Products — with Austere

145: Crafting a Compelling Story — and Badass Products — with Austere

As a brand in its infancy, Austere should’ve stood no chance against a raging pandemic. But Ghazarian and her team created such a compelling brand story — not to mention some seriously awesome product — that the business not only survived, but is thriving.

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.

140: A Sit Down with CEDIA Global President & CEO Daryl Friedman at CEDIA Expo

140: A Sit Down with CEDIA Global President & CEO Daryl Friedman at CEDIA Expo

Barely nine months on the job, CEDIA Global President & CEO Daryl Friedman has been a busy man, getting full ingrained with the world of custom integration. We sat down with Friedman during the recent CEDIA Expo in Dallas to talk about the challenges the industry faces, the importance of education and more.

139: Signature Kitchen Suite Innovates the Luxury Appliance Game

139: Signature Kitchen Suite Innovates the Luxury Appliance Game

As one of the younger brands in the luxury appliance space, Signature Kitchen Suite is in prime position to disrupt the market. Director of Sales Mike O’Keefe chats about the ways the brand is innovating the luxury game and what excites him about working with Nationwide dealers.

138: Retail Trends and More With Furniture Today Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin

138: Retail Trends and More With Furniture Today Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin

After spending a few days with us in Orlando for his first-ever PrimeTime show, Furniture Today Editor-in-Chief Bill McLoughlin recaps his time at that show. We also dive into FT’s upcoming Leadership Conference, furniture retailing trends and more.

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