The Nationwide Marketing Group is offering up “Prepare for Share,” a seminal multi-pronged plan of action designed to help its independent CE and appliance dealer membership raise their brand profiles by more effectively capitalizing on market opportunities – such as the continued decline of Sears – now existing in the changing retail landscape.Besides being provided…
Sears Holdings has begun rolling out Connected Solutions shops to 200 Sears and 300 Kmart stores nationally as the Internet of Things (IoT) gains ground with consumers. A larger home demonstration and display is also in the works for a single store in San Bruno, California.
Nationwide Marketing Group has opened registration for its PrimeTime event in March. And the event has an unusual focus- helping customers take advantage from the rapid decline of Sears.
Around 950 member companies and over 4,000 attendees made the trek to Nashville this week for the Nationwide Marketing Group’s PrimeTime! Conference. Once there, they were entertained by the likes of top-tier music talent (including performances at the Grand Ole Opry by some of their own), exposed to the wares of some 200 product and services vendors, educated by multiple seminars on business management, marketing and sales, and reassured by a bullish Robert Weisner, the group’s co-CEO with co-CEO Les Kirk, that Nationwide would continue to be “the savior of the independent.
Here are some observations that Brand Source CEO Bob Lawrence and HES executive vice president Jim Ristow made during the group’s Las Vegas-held 2012 Convention this week about their members’ businesses and about what they are doing – beyond the major initiative of the new ExpertTech cloud-based POS platform – to refine the suite of services they offer to help their dealers get more feet in the door and more profits in the coffer:
As we look back at the last three years, I must admit that we have spent an incredible amount of time and energy to do/be something, which we did not need to do/be. The more things change, the more they stay the same, let me highlight.
Nationwide Marketing Group CEO Robert Weisner said that the organization’s PrimeTime! Show, held this week in Orlando at the cavernous Gaylord Palms Resort, drew 3,400 total dealer and vendor attendees – a record for the semi-annual East Coast exhibition and the first time each of the divisions had exceeded their attendance goals.