Founded in Reading, Berkshire in 1968 by 12 Independent carpet and furniture retailers, the Group soon established itself across the south of England under the name of Southern Marketing Group.
By the mid 70’s, SMG had expanded nationwide and in 1979 the organisation changed its name to the more apt ‘SMG The National Furnishing Group’.
Initially, the Group’s membership was predominantly complete house furnishers but with the property boom of the 1980s and the demise of many independent furniture specialists, a major change of direction took place which led to SMG becoming one of the strongest carpet and floorings Groups in the UK.
Celebrating its 50thyear, SMG continues to specialise in ensuring that our superb relationships with the UK’s top suppliers gains the maximum benefit for the membership.
SMG offers retailers the lowest membership fees in the industry, the best prices, rebates, promotions and, best of all, complete independence for our members with no contract to be tied to.
Currently SMG has over 320 Members, the largest of the Groups, and is always interested in talking to independent retailers who would like the strength of a Group behind them.
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