Nationwide Learning Academy
Vendor Product Training

GE Sessions
The GE Team
Sunday, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Whirlpool Sessions
The Whirlpool Team
Sunday, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Monday, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Tuesday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Bosch Sessions
The Bosch Team
Sunday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Monday, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

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Electrolux Sessions
The EMA Team
Sunday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Monday, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

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LG Sessions
The LG Team
Sunday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Samsung Sessions
The Samsung Team
Sunday, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Samsung QLED, the Complete TV Solution
Scott Cohen
Monday, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Course is intended to educate the audience on the complete TV and entertainment experience Samsung has brought to market in 2017. Showcasing the premium series of TV, Q offers the best in class picture, design, smart platform and style, in the industry. Integrate this premium visual experience with Samsung’s Sound+ or Dolby Atmos audio solutions, and now you’ve brought the perfect entertainment solution into your living room! Samsung’s one hour session will focus on these TV and Audio technologies to better understand what makes these products an ideal offering to consumers.


Selling Better TVs with LG Electronics
Mark Major & Gregg Lee
Monday, 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM

Focused on selling better and best TVs. Sharing tips and explaining better technology so it can be easy to sell again.


Tempur+Sealy “Sleep Elegantly” Gallery Program
Ali Condron
Monday, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

The “Sleep Elegantly” Program is a Tempur+Sealy mattress gallery system exclusive to Nationwide members only, designed to help elevate and simplify the mattress shopping experience.   The Sleep Elegantly Gallery will help guide shoppers to the right mattress for them which will increase both loyalty, and spend.  It helps the RSAs meet their shoppers’ needs and ultimately sell higher tickets. Plus, it drives shoppers to your store, while improving conversion, profits, and overall customer satisfaction.


Nest, Google, and Nationwide  Present the Smart/Connected Home Opportunity
Dean Sottile, Gene LaNois, and David Stacey
Monday, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Don’t sit on the sidelines and miss the opportunity to participate in this exploding market of products and services!  Come join members of the Nest and Google Hardware teams as they lay out both the total market opportunity and their plans to be the leaders in the space. In this session, we will also review the “Works with Nest” manufacturer integrations with brands like Whirlpool, Google, Phillips Hue, and more. Also covered will be the NMG exclusive dealer program where we will talk extensively about NMG’s merchandising plans, including the Kiosk, that can be customized to fit your business.  With over $200 billion dollars in sales over the next five years up for grabs, Nationwide, Nest and Google have the plan to help you get your piece of the pie!


How to Recruit, Interview, Onboard, and Keep Great Employees by Core Brands
Gordon Isaac, Core Brands
Monday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

This is not a sales pitch! In traveling around the country and meeting with over 1000 dealers, I consistently hear the need for finding or keeping good employees. Learn from my experiences on how to find talent, hire talent, and keep talent to help your company grow. Let’s work together to keep our industry strong by adding great people to your great companies.


Martin Roberts Design Session
Martin Roberts Design Team
Monday, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

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Grow your Bedding Business with SSB
Brad Smith & George Banning
Monday, 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

Learn how SSB can help you grow your retail business. You will learn the power of the Serta as well as the Beautyrest brands and how to capitalize on each to grow your mattress sales.

You will also learn about the latest in sleep technology with the Sleeptracker product. You will understand how to make any bed a smart bed. What the benefits of measuring your sleep can do for your consumers and increase your tickets.

Finally, Brad Smith will provide a presentation on increasing your tickets through adjustable base selling.


Innovative Leather Furniture with Leather Italia USA
Michael Campbell & Marshall Evans, III
Monday, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

During this course Retailers will learn about leather upholstered products offered by Leather Italia USA through our domestic warehouse program & general leather knowledge that can be used at the retail level.

The highlight of this course will be discussing an innovative new model exclusively offered by Leather Italia USA. The Morgan model features a mechanism only offered by Leather Italia USA in American allowing a power motion reclining sofa to convert into a sleeper sofa! This unique model offers the convenience of a sleeper sofa for guest while enjoying the benefits of a power reclining sofa during the day.

The leather knowledge discussed in this course will provide an education on how leather is created / tanned, the characteristics of leather, and sales features that can be used at the retail level. This information, when used for training at the retail level, has been proven to provide to increase retail sales on leather furniture.


Living in a 4K HDR World
Tributaries
Monday, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

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Conquering Soft Goods Sales – Reaching the 10% Balance of Share Mark – And How PureCare is Helping Retailers Get There
Sean Bergman
Monday, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM

Soft Goods sales are all the rage today, and no longer are specialty mattress and furniture retailers standing on the sidelines watching the six billon dollar plus bed linen, pillow and protector industry pass them by. Today, these retailers are capturing 10 percent or more of their total bedding business with savvy advertising, streamlined merchandising, striking retail environments, educated selling processes, and compelling employee incentive programs. Most importantly – retailers are creating the sales increases without traffic growth. Soft Goods today are among the most profitable product lines a retailer can sell, and if you aren’t adding a minimum of 10 percent sales volume to your total bedding business, then this course is perfect for you.

Bergman will focus on soft goods sales, marketing and merchandising as a whole, breaking down the most important aspects of a successful soft goods program that delivers targeted results. He will share retailer success stories, and explain how PureCare partners with each retailer to design and implement a program tailored to their unique strengths. Bergman will also identify how PureCare’s collection of products create the perfect addition to any mattress sale, and how they are specifically built for specialty mattress and furniture retailers to beat big box stores at their own game. Fused into this course will also be an introduction and overview of PureCare’s core product lines, and the key features that make them compelling additions to any retail floor.


Acme E-Commerce
Jeffrey Wallner
Tuesday, 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM

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Network Security
Brian Koutsky
Tuesday, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

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