Nationwide Marketing Group, the electronics and appliance buying group with more than 3,500 members, recently capped off its twice-annual regional meeting in Winston-Salem, N.C., where members from all branches of the group discussed closing out 2016.
“This meeting really showcased that the collaboration between our Nationwide regional teams is key to our success,” said Jeff Knock, CCO of Nationwide. “We continue to learn from each other what our members of all sizes need to succeed in their marketplace, which gives our group the opportunity to develop these assets and execute them quickly for our members to take advantage of."
The buying group highlighted the initiatives it affords its members to assist them in increasing share. Noted Frank Sandtner, member services executive VP: “We take the time to inform our entire Nationwide team of what we have to offer as far as services, because it’s important that the staff at every office and out in the field knows what is available, in order to develop a customized plan with each member on the tools to help them succeed.”
Nationwide’s regional divisions have headquarters in various locations of the U.S. and Canada to serve as an accessible resource and handle the needs of the group’s roster.
Dennis Willich, CEO of Nationwide Southwest, says, “I came away from the regional meeting with the feeling of absolute unity, strength, organization and power amongst all regions and divisions with one objective in mind – the independent dealer. We move forward with the mindset that our members are the crown jewels of our business.”
Members also reflected on the March PrimeTime event and plan for the upcoming August event. The next PrimeTime will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 14-17.