Nationwide Marketing Group and MEGA Group Prep for First Combined PrimeTime! Event
Nationwide Marketing Group and MEGA Group announced on Tuesday that they completed their first joint National Planning Meetings in Winston-Salem as the two groups continue to consolidate operations, develop new member services, and look to enhance the program.
National Planning Meetings are nothing new to Nationwide—they conduct two each year with the leadership and member services teams from the group’s regional divisions. But this was the first to incorporate members of the MEGA Group staff, which recently joined forces with Nationwide. The merger resulted in a single organization that now represents more than 5,300 member companies who operate around 14,000 stores and generate an estimated $18.5 billion in annual sales.
“As the two groups combine and increase our investments in technology, education, marketing, operations and more, members can expect more initiatives, lower costs and improved delivery of services,” Nationwide Marketing Group CEO Dave Bilas said in a statement. “In addition, vendors will benefit from more efficient access to the majority North America’s appliance, electronics, furniture, bedding and outdoor Independents via a single point of contact. As a result, Nationwide’s Independents will access advantages that, until now, have only been available to corporate chains.”