Who is Nationwide Marketing Group and how do they bring value to their members?
Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, dealers, and custom installers. Nationwide helps them grow their businesses and thrive on the best possible terms.
How many members and storefronts belong to the marketing Group?
With over 5,500 members operating more than 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind with members representing billions in combined annual sales.
How long has Nationwide buying group been around?
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, along with unmatched business intelligence, tools, and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment.
How does Pure Talalay Bliss benefit by being a member of the Nationwide Marketing Group and participating in their events?
Beginning on August 17th and running through the 20th this year’s PRIMETIME event was held a the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. PRIMETIME is a twice-annual event where members have an opportunity to meet with manufacturers, attend seminars, vendor exhibits, and participate in charitable endeavors.
Who attended the event, and what was their role?
Steve Karns VP of Sales represented Eclipse International and was primarily responsible for managing the space and coordinating the team. Our Texas licensee Sleep Design, represented by CEO Stan Schnitzer and Plant Manager Rick Cope, supplied, delivered, and picked up all of the Pure Talalay Bliss Mattress sets for the exhibition. Representing Illinois Sleep Products was James Short, sales manager.
On display were the Pamper, Nature and the Beautiful. We had the traditional Pure Talalay Bliss accompaniments, including a full POP setup as well as the bench where a customer can test the difference between foam, memory foam, and Talalay latex.
Our space, situated across the aisle from Serta, drew an impressive crowd of interested participants on day one, followed by a host of Nationwide reps covering the Western and South-Central United States on day two. All in all, Steve Karns felt the show was a big success. We opened Dealers and wrote several respectable orders covering the Northeast, Texas, and Florida territories.
The No Kid Hungry Charity.
Additionally, we recognize Laurie, wife of Steve Karns, who for two days represented Pure Talalay Bliss at the No Kid Hungry Charity event. At the event, they assembled 5,000 rice packages that will result in 30,000 meals for kids in New Orleans and Haiti.
Under separate cover, Steve Karns distributed an Excel spreadsheet with the demographic information of the Nationwide Membership. If you have any questions, please call Steve directly at 717-554-5370.