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Nationwide Adds $200M In New Memberships

Winston-Salem, N.C. – Nationwide Marketing Group (NMG) said
recent growth in membership has increased its total sales volume by more than
$200 million.

Recent dealer additions include former NATM chain Queen City in
Charlotte, N.C., as well as Friedmans Appliance Center, Long Beach, Calif.;
Friedmans, Pleasant Hill, Calif.; and Airport Home Appliance, Hayward,  Calif.

NMG executive VP Robert Weisner said four of the top 20 U.S.
appliance dealers are now Nationwide members, underscoring the group’s
continuing growth. “With the current economy, it’s absolutely necessary for
dealers to inject fresh, new ideas into their business in order to take it to
the next level and that’s exactly what dealers get at PrimeTime,” he said,
referring to NMG’s biannual convention.

In prepared statements, Queen City CEO Roddey Player and
Friedmans’ principal Sylvia


cited the group’s member services,
marketing tools, buying opportunities and shared best practices.

“I am blown away by how much they have developed their member
services,” said Player, an early Nationwide dealer. “These will definitely help
us compete tougher and take our company to the next level.”

Added Weisner: “Yes, it is difficult, yes, it is challenging, but
there are still a lot of opportunities, especially with all of the new
technologies and expansion of product lines. Independents can move much faster
and keep up with these market changes better than big-box stores can. That’s
the exciting part of it and that independent spirit is what Nationwide
Marketing Group was built on.”

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