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A podcast on, and for, the Independent retail channel, created by Nationwide Marketing Group.

Independent Thinking Podcast Nationwide Marketing Group

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A podcast on, and for, the Independent retail channel, created by Nationwide Marketing Group.

    119: Schewels Home Celebrates 125 Years of Retailing

    119: Schewels Home Celebrates 125 Years of Retailing

    With five generations of Schewels successfully guiding the company over 125 years, it's no wonder the Lynchburg, VA-based retailer will be honored as a Giant of Bedding Retail by Furniture Today. We sit down with Jack Schewel, a co-owner of the business with his brother Marc, to talk about their long legacy and what's been the keys to their sustained success.

    • 30 min
    118: Mattress World Northwest Owner Reflects On Growing the Business

    118: Mattress World Northwest Owner Reflects On Growing the Business

    With a major bedding industry recognition on the horizon, Sean Hathaway, owner of Mattress World Northwest sat down to reflect on his time in retail. While it's something he never envisioned getting into, Hathaway has seen massive success, growing to more than 20 locations in the Pacific Northwest.

    • 34 min
    117: An HTSN CI Summit Debrief with Hank Alexander

    117: An HTSN CI Summit Debrief with Hank Alexander

    HTSN Director Hank Alexander sits down to recap the first HTSN CI Summit in nearly three years. We talk themes that came out of the show, giveback efforts and CI trends and opportunities.

    • 25 min
    116: Unwasted Founder Shares Incredible Startup Story

    116: Unwasted Founder Shares Incredible Startup Story

    If it were up to Ashley Gorrie, her company, Unwasted, wouldn't have enough raw material at its disposal to even exist. But, until we can stop pulling plastic from our oceans, Unwasted will work to use them to manufacture its product. Gorrie jumps on the Independent Thinking Podcast to share the brand's inspiring story.

    • 24 min
    115: Catching Up with NMG’s Furniture & Bedding Team

    115: Catching Up with NMG’s Furniture & Bedding Team

    These first few weeks of 2022 have been some of the busiest for the Nationwide Marketing Group Furniture and Bedding division. After Las Vegas Market and PrimeTime in January and February, the F&B team quickly turned around for High Point Market in April. We recap it all with Mike Derro and Jeff Rose.

    • 23 min
    114: Connected Design Talks HTSN CI Summit, Home Tech Trends and More

    114: Connected Design Talks HTSN CI Summit, Home Tech Trends and More

    Just days removed from her attendance at the 2022 HTSN CI Summit in Dallas, Vanessa Zitzmann, senior managing editor at Connected Design, recaps her experience. We also dive into some home technology trends that she's keeping an eye on and more.

    • 28 min

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