SENPA SPEAKS! JanFeb 2023
SENPA Speaks JanFeb Newsletter SOHO Expo Edition Happy New Year my fellow retail warriors! Hopefully inventory went well, you are fully staffed, and you have geared up for our selling season!!! As a retailer of over 35 years I personally love when January rolls around. I take a minute to count my blessings as well…Read More
SENPA Speaks! October 2022
SENPA Speaks October Newsletter SOHO Expo Edition We hope you had a wonderful summer! As we head into fall/winter, we are very busy gearing up for SOHO Expo in December. This edition of SENPA Speaks gives YOU insight on our show sponsors, their companies and why they support you, the independent retailer and SOHO Expo.…Read More
Why Attend SOHO Expo as a Retailer?
Why Attend SOHO Expo as a Retailer? SOHO Expo is a tradeshow where new products can be found, where education can be had, and where you can rest assured that your neighbors in their booths and the retailer picking product next to you are independent members of the industry you’ve come to love; they…Read More
SOHO Expo 2021 – Another Great Show In The Books!
SOHO Expo 2021 was a huge hit! We had several first this year that were quite exciting. We started off the weekend with our annual golf tournament. We had the pleasure of having a special guest appear with us: Chris DiMarco, PGA pro. He put on a clinic for our golfers to help them…Read More
Why Independent Retailers Are Still A Mighty Force
As an independent retailer, it may feel like the little guys are in a losing battle. With the ever-increasing power of big box retailers and ecommerce giants, it can feel like you’re facing an uphill battle each and every day to stay relevant and competitive. But, we’re here to say that the independent retailers are…Read More
We Survived 2020. Now What?
While 2020 was a struggle in many ways, we managed to make it through. Even though the natural products industry grew as a whole, many of our retailers struggled. Between layoffs, needing to quickly adopt new services to deal with lockdowns, to limited store capacities, and so on, it’s left retailers exhausted. This begs the…Read More
Is Your Pricing Model Holding You Back?
In a world that is becoming more digital by the minute, price competition has come to the forefront of a lot of retailers’ minds. When a customer can be browsing the aisles of your store, pull out their cell phone and compare your prices to Amazon, it should get you thinking about how to stay…Read More
SOHO Expo 2020: The First In-Person Trade Show of The Year
Many industries were impacted by COVID-19 in profound ways this year. Trade shows definitely fell in that category. Up until SOHO Expo, every trade show was either cancelled, rescheduled or held virtually. As SENPA’s Board of Directors and Staff made tough decisions to cancel both SOHO Healthfest and SOHO Road Shows earlier in the year,…Read More
The Roots Of The Natural Products Industry Are Being Shaken
The supplement industry began as a symbiotic partnership between manufacturers and independent retailers. Independent retailers are historically known as centers for innovation and education, developing loyal communities of consumers who benefit from the education and services that these stores offer. This is part of why SENPA exists. To bring independent retailers and manufacturers together because…Read More