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“Nationwide has been the exact partner we were looking for. From our initial conversation with our representative, Mark, and our trip to their buying show, we knew we were making the right decision. Nationwide, Mark, and countless vendors have helped us every step along the way. We might be a small independent hardware store in a small, rural community in central Indiana, but Nationwide along with the vendors have allowed us to compete with big multi-million dollar corporations. We would recommend Nationwide to anyone thinking about making a switch to their appliance, home, or furniture business.”
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With over 5,000 members operating some 14,000 storefronts, we are the largest buying, marketing, and business support organization for the major appliance, consumer electronics, furniture, bedding, flooring, and outdoor industries. Representing billions in combined annual sales, Nationwide Marketing Group members have the scale, technological sophistication, and efficiencies needed to compete without sacrificing the freedom to do business on their own terms.
As your distribution and marketing partner, we are committed to providing unmatched business intelligence, account training support, forward-thinking collaboration opportunities, and exclusive events to enhance your promotional reach and drive sales within North America’s independent channel.
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Studies have shown that local businesses donate to community causes at more than twice the rate of chains. As a group, we take it one step further, amplifying our efforts to positively impact lives all over the world. You may have heard our mantra, “We will give back”. It’s more than a nice idea. We walk our talk, every year.
NATIONWIDE MARKETING GROUP EARNS 2019 ENERGY STAR® PARTNER OF THE YEAR – SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD
Over Two Decades of Member Support Promoting ENERGY STAR Culminate in 13th total Award and 5th consecutive Partner of the Year Award
Winston-Salem, NC – Nationwide Marketing Group is proud to announce that for the 5th consecutive year, it has received the 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This award, presented by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, honors the efforts of Nationwide and its Members for their leadership in both raising consumer awareness of ENERGY STAR qualified products, and assisting consumers in the selection of new energy efficient appliances and consumer electronics. These efforts have resulted in the replacement of countless less efficient products, as well as the resulting energy, water and money saved by scores of consumers.
“At Nationwide, ‘We will give back’ is not just a slogan, it is what we truly practice and being recognized as a 5-time ENERGY STAR partner of the year shows that caring powerful force we have with our members and manufactures,” said Nationwide’s President Tom Hickman. “When we promote and sell ENERGY STAR qualified products, we are both driving local business and protecting the local environment by encouraging less energy and water usage in our community."
Nationwide salutes our Members’ contributions toward the achievement of an Energy Star Award and we continue to harness strategic relationships with many of the nation’s leading Manufacturer Partners to help save consumers’ money, reduce energy consumption and improve the environmental impact of global warming pollutants. Those efforts are helping us connect with more consumers today than ever before. In fact, recent studies show that the ENERGY STAR brand is recognized by over 90% of U.S. Consumers.
“For more than 25 years Nationwide Marketing Groups members, vendors and staff have worked to ensure we brought to market the most innovative, feature rich and energy efficient ENERGY STAR qualified consumer product solutions available,” said Nationwide’s Sr. VP Business Services Richard Weinberg. “Today’s consumers insist on great consumer experiences not just at the time of purchase but during the lifecycle of the products and when we present and sell ENERGY STAR and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient products, we are giving today’s consumer the best possible opportunity for a great cost-effective energy efficient experience, including using less energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the environmental benefits of cleaner and more efficient energy use.”
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations – representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors and this year, Nationwide is the only buying and marketing organization in our Independent Retailing industry to receive such an honor.
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 over 5,500 members operating more than 14,000 store fronts, Nationwide Marketing Group is the largest buying, marketing and business support organization of its kind with members representing billions in combined annual sales. For nearly 50 years, the organization has remained committed to the independent channel, empowering members with the scale, sophistication and efficiencies they need to compete, along with unmatched business intelligence, tools and resources required to win in an ever-changing business environment. For more information visit nationwidegroup.org About ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers