It’s been a busy few months for the Nationwide Marketing Group. Before the turn of the calendar to 2018, the group announced a massive merger with longtime rival buying group the MEGA Group. The merger created a single organization that now represents some 14,000 storefronts throughout the country and that represents an estimated revenue pool of $18.5 billion.
The two have been hard at work since then planning for their first combined PrimeTime tradeshow, which will take place at the end of February in Orlando.
Nationwide VP Tom Hickman took some time out of his insanely packed schedule to sit down with Dealerscope to talk about the merger and how it will benefit the new combined membership. And we also spent some time talking about the benefits of being an independent retailer, and how these “little guys” are coming together to compete against some of the biggest names in retail.