NMG Welcomes Back Mattress University; Debuts Furniture Forum

Building on the success of its highly popular “Mattress University” sessions for independent bedding retailers, Nationwide Marketing Group is launching its first-ever “Furniture Forum” at the next Virtual PrimeTime, which runs March 16-18.

The 60-minute live session, which will be held Wednesday, March 17, at 10 a.m. CT, will bring together Nationwide’s independent furniture retailers in a roundtable setting, where they’ll have the opportunity to discuss the success and challenges that they are facing within their industry.

Conversation starters include:

  • Supply chain issues
  • Personnel challenges
  • COVID-19
  • The consumer shopping experience
  • And more

Furniture Forum

“Furniture Forum” will take place during Virtual PrimeTime in a dedicated video call with breakout rooms, each hosted by an NMG moderator. That moderator will take notes during the discussion, which the organization will compile with notes from the other breakout rooms and distributed to the entire membership following the event.

“Furniture Forum” is free to attend, but interested participants must register for Virtual PrimeTime first. Signups for Furniture Forum began on Wednesday, February 24, via an invitation emailed to retailers who have registered for Virtual PrimeTime. Space for the event will be limited, so dealers are encouraged to sign up as soon as they receive their invitation.

Mattress University

Bedding retailers will also enjoy the return of “Mattress University” at Virtual PrimeTime in March. The 90-minute session will be split into three 30-minute discussions around critical business topics, including:

  • The consumer’s shopping journey through digital marketing and websites. NMG’s Jennifer Danko will discuss what you need to be doing to maximize your website and digital presence, providing key action items that you need to embrace right now to be successful.
  • The consumer’s shopping journey inside your brick- and-mortar store. Bob Muenkel, a long-time industry veteran, will discuss the consumer’s in-store shopping experience and how to win at retail.
  • Product that has changed over the years: Technology is everywhere, including the bedding industry. NMG’s Director of Bedding Chad Fischer will walk through all the different products that have evolved to bring the most state-of-the-art technology into the bedding world.

Free and open to all Virtual PrimeTime attendees, Nationwide Marketing Group will hold “Mattress University” on Tuesday, March 16, at 10:30 a.m. CT.

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About Nationwide Marketing Group: Nationwide Marketing Group works on behalf of thousands of Independent appliance, furniture, bedding, electronics, specialty electronics, custom installation and rent-to-own dealers helping them grow their businesses and thrive on their own terms. With more than 5,000 members operating some 14,000 storefronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind, representing billions in combined annual sales across the membership. The organization has remained committed to the Independent channel for the past 50 years, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete while delivering the unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment.