You've always wondered—just how do other retailers handle some of the challenges you come up against daily? Now's your chance to find out. Join Industry experts Jon Fiume, Zedrick Clark, Cheryl Hughes and Howard Pollack and the Delicious Living retail staff for a sneak peek at several natural products stores in their native environment—Southern California. You'll have a chance to interact with managers and get advice on your daunting dilemmas. The Retail Store Tour will leave the Anaheim Convention Center on Thursday, March 13 at 8 a.m., and will return around 1 p.m. The cost is $60 and a boxed lunch is provided. To sign up in advance, go to www.expowest.com.
Rock away the hours with Tower of Power
Aside from all the networking and order-writing, it's the most anticipated event at Expo—the Live Music Party. This year, none other than Tower of Power, the 1970s band responsible for such hits as "You're Still A Young Man" and "What is Hip?" will rock the house. Together for more than 30 years, the band has lent its horn section to numerous artists, including Little Feat, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Huey Lewis and the News, the Eurythmics, Lyle Lovett and Phish. The lineup may have changed over the years, but you'll still recognize the soulful sound when Tower of Power funks it up at the Marriott Ballroom on Friday, March 14 from 9 p.m. until midnight.
Get an organic buzz
If you still have some party 'tude left on Saturday night, head over to the 5th Annual Organic Wine & Beer Festival, held in the Marriott Ballroom from 6 to 9 p.m., where dozens of vendors from around the world will be sampling their products. For an entrance fee of $15, you get to taste as many organic beers and wines as you like, plus indulge in light appetizers and groove to live music. Your colleagues will be there— shouldn't you?
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