Nationwide Increases Strategic Retail Support

Press Release, May 18, 2017

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Winston Salem, NC, May 17, 2017 -- Nationwide Marketing Group is pleased to announce the addition of veteran retail executive Mike Manthey to its Member Support Team. With over 20 years in appliance and electronics retailing, Mike has held responsibilities at virtually every level of sales, merchandising and operations management with a variety of larger and growing appliance and electronics retailers.

Most recently, Mike was Chief Merchandising Officer for Karl’s of South Dakota. Mike states, “My experience working with Elmer Karl and the Karl’s organization has helped prepare me to better serve them as Members of Nationwide. I appreciate Elmer as a mentor and industry leader and am grateful for his support in this move. Joining Nationwide presents exciting challenges and opportunities, while also providing geographic advantages for my family.”

As a member of Jeff Knock’s Member Development team, Mike will work directly with Nationwide’s Members to identify their changing needs and leverage the group’s resources to help Nationwide Members maximize sales, optimize margins and improve productivity. Nationwide’s Tom Hickman sums it up this way, “Since much of Mike’s career has been spent with Member companies of Nationwide Marketing Group, his retail perspective and experiences with the group’s programs and services will be invaluable in serving our Members’ future needs as our Members benefit from struggling big box retailers.”

Nationwide Marketing Group is the leading Appliance, Electronics, Furniture, Bedding and Outdoor buying and marketing group in North America. With more than 3,500 members operating some 11,000 storefronts with approximately $15 billion in sales, Nationwide’s stated mission is to help members “buy better, sell smarter and compete tougher.”

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