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Nationwide Predicts Big 'PrimeTime!' Turnout

8/13/2008 10:38:00 AM Eastern

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Nationwide Marketing Group is predicting that despite the down economy, its summer PrimeTime! buying show will beat last year’s attendance numbers.




The Nationwide ‘Cash Back’ booth at a previous PrimeTime! show

The three-day vendor exhibition will officially begin on Sunday, Aug. 17, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.

While not providing projected numbers of members and vendors who have registered for the show, Nationwide said it is also expecting a record number of vendors who will be exhibiting on a 250,000—square-foot PrimeTime! showroom floor.

Vendors include brand-name appliance, electronics and furniture manufacturers who will be showcasing merchandise from their newly launched product lines, the group said.

“Our vendor partners see PrimeTime! as an excellent opportunity for them to effectively reach out to a viable independent retail market representing 8,000 storefronts across the country,” said Rober Weisner, executive VP of the Nationwide Marketing Group, in a prepared statement.

During the show Nationwide will offer members tools for running their businesses, and special programs like CashBack and “deeper discounts and more aggressive pricing on purchases made exclusively at PrimeTime!,” the group said.