Sarasota, Florida (October 6, 2014) – Richard’s Foodporium®, a 35 year old chain of natural & specialty products headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, is excited to announce its 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Expo on November 15th, 2014 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at Robarts Arena in Sarasota.
Richard’s is the first retailer to bring the top vendors from products they sell in their stores directly to the consumer for the experience to educate and promote new items. Last year’s expo was a success with over 2,000 attendees, and will likely be exceeded this year by adding more booths, a photo shoot contest, cooking demos, and expanding it’s ‘Make your own trail mix’ station.
This year will feature over 80 booths of vendors from the Health & Beauty, Supplement, and Grocery industry as well as local businesses and non-profits. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit each booth to test and take home samples, watch live performances of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Kai Dance, sign-up to win any of the 10+ raffle items, or visit the designated Kids Zone with games & toys.
For the 2nd Annual Expo, Richard’s has invited Toys for Tots of Sarasota to be its sole beneficiary. All Richard’s locations will be collecting un-wrapped toy donations leading up to the event and through December. This year, Toys for Tots is committed to providing for over 13,000 children this holiday, and is looking forward to working with Richard’s to help meet their goal.
This event is family-friendly and free to the public. All questions and booth inquiries can be directed to Deva O’Donnell, PR & Marketing Coordinator at Richard’s Foodporium. Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 1979, Richard’s is locally owned and operated, growing from one store to become the nation’s only franchisor in the natural and specialty foods niche. Today Richard’s has 18 corporate and franchise locations along the Gulf Coast from Dunedin & Oldsmar to Port Charlotte along with one location on Florida’s east coast, in Palm Coast, Flagler County. Richard’s is known for its affordable and value driven pricing, huge bulk selection, customer service focus, and nostalgic, turn-of-the-century décor. The Sarasota based chain was named Best Independent Chain Retailer in the Nation by Vitamin Retailer Magazine and has won dozens of local and national awards. All Richard’s Foodporium® franchise locations are independently owned and operated.