TWICE On The Scene: Nationwide’s PrimeTime! Show
A record 4,000 attendees, including 900 retail companies and 100 vendors, helped celebrate the Nationwide Marketing Group’s 40th anniversary at its biannual PrimeTime! buy fair, held here at the Venetian/Sands/Palazzo hotel and convention complex last month.
From left, Nationwide majap merchandising VP Rick Weinberg with Robin and Brian Weisner and Wendy Weinberg
SED International, one of three distributors comprising Nationwide’s Warehouse Direct fulfillment program, showed a selection of tablets, notebooks and other handheld devices.
Schaefer’s Ron Romero, left, president/CEO of Nationwide West, with the retiring Ed Kelly
Dealers shoot advertising inserts outside Mitsubishi’s rolling showroom.
Nationwide dealers Kenneth and Linda Gifford of Gifford TV & Electronics, left, and Mitsubishi’s Max Wasinger check out the manufacturer’s new 92-inch DLP TV at this week’s PrimeTime! show.
Nationwide CE marketing VP Mike Decker
From left, Mary Oates of Great Buys Supplies with Linda Kelly, her grandson Cole Carros, and husband Ed Kelly, chairman of Nationwide
Mark Lynch, CEO of Jeff Lynch Appliances in Greenville, S.C.
Nationwide’s management team of, from left, COO Les Kirk, majap merchandising VP Rick Weinberg, majap marketing VP Adam Thomas, president Robert Weisner, chairman Ed Kelly, CE marketing VP Mike Decker, and CE merchandising VP Doug Schatz
Retailer Larry Klaben, president/CEO of Ohio’s Morris Furniture, parent of Morris Home Furnishings, The Home Theater Store, The Better Sleep Shop and Morris Outlet showrooms
Former Harley-Davidson communications director Ken Schmidt delivered a keynote on marketplace differentiation.
Nationwide-supplied LCD displays provide in-store product information and other customized content.
Nationwide member service operations director (and resident Web guru) Frank Sandtner
Electrolux shared the floor with fellow majap makers GE, Fisher Paykel, BSH, Danby, LG, Whirlpool and Peerless Premier.
Nationwide kicked off the convention with a “Millions in Minutes” special buys auction.
Nationwide majap marketing VP Adam Thomas