World’s Largest Natural and Organic Products Trade Show Sets Record Attendance
Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo continues to set pulse for industry 30 years later with 5 percent growth in industry attendance.
BOULDER, Colo. (March 15, 2010) — Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, (www.expowest.com, www.supplyexpo.com), celebrated its 30th anniversary, March 11-14, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. The event drew nearly 56,000 from across the industry, uniting entrepreneurs and established natural products alumni indicating a healthy market outlook for growth.
Nutrition industry sales totaled approximately $110 billion in the U.S. in 2009 up $10 billion from 2008, according to Nutrition Business Journal. “While the economy recovers, the natural and organic industry continues to grow. 2010 metrics including attendance and hundreds of new product introductions at Expo West are proof positive of the strategic value surrounding in-person business events,” said Adam Andersen, show manager for Natural Products Expo West.
“Natural Products Expo West has grown because it is the premiere show in the industry.” This is the most economical way to see a broad spectrum of customers,” said Michael Season, president of Natural Snacks LLC, who attended the first Expo West as a distributor, in 1981, when the show attracted 3,000 attendees.
The Natural Living pavilion at Expo West featuring eco-friendly home and lifestyle products doubled in size proving that trending pushes beyond food and beverage choices. “This year’s Natural Products Expo West mirrors major business and consumer shifts to values of health and sustainability,” said Fred Linder, president, New Hope Natural Media. “The focus on growth of natural products industry, as evidenced at this trade show, demonstrates the consumer’s desire for products that are healthy and environmentally sound.”
SupplyExpo completes Expo West by bringing the entire industry value chain together in one place. Len Monheit, Supply Network director notes “new products begin with the latest ingredients and technologies sourced at SupplyExpo to start manufacturer innovation and formulation for global success.”
Natural Products Expo West/SuppyExpo are co-located with Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, Healthy Baking Seminar and Nutracon, encompassed more than 1 million sq. ft. of education, community and business building events, and exhibits including 654 new exhibitors for brands entering this market, 30 years later the spirit of the industry is stronger than ever. This fall Natural Products Expo East unites the natural and organic industry in Boston, October 13-16, 2010.
Cornerstone Consulting Inc. Announces Participation in the 2010 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show
Cornerstone Consulting, Inc., application integration specialists, web development company and top value added reseller of SAP Business One, Sage Software, and Comgine e-Commerce, announced today their participation at the 2010 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California. The company will be exhibiting SAP Business One with integrated Comgine E-commerce software. As a result of the company’s success in providing streamlined business management software solutions to Natural Products enterprises, Cornerstone Consulting purchased booth space to showcase their products and services from March 12-14, 2010 at the Natural Products Expo West Trade Show.
Tampa, FL, January 08, 2010 – Cornerstone Consulting, Inc., a top value added reseller of SAP Business One, Sage Software, Comgine e-Commerce, and web application integration development company, announced today their participation in the 2010 Natural Products Expo West Trade Show. The company will be exhibiting at the trade show to educate business leaders about integrated software and innovative technology solutions which eliminate redundancy, streamline tasks and make business processes more efficient. Cornerstone company representatives will demonstrate SAP Business One integrated with Comgine E-commerce software to those attending the Natural Products Expo West Trade Show.
Company representatives are looking forward to showing executives of small to mid-sized natural products enterprises how utilizing integrated software and technology can help boost productivity, simplify processes, reduce overhead costs and streamline operations. Business leaders who visit Cornerstone’s booth will learn how Comgine E-commerce facilitates real-time order status information, instantaneous viewing of tracking numbers, secure sockets layer (SSL) encrypted transactions and much more. In conjunction with Comgine E-commerce, business leaders can also be educated about the benefits of implementing SAP Business One’s completely integrated accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory management software solution. With SAP Business One, users can easily maintain: accurate sales forecasting, appropriate inventory levels, a lean business operation, sufficient company resources, customer loyalty and increased revenue generation.
Companies currently using an integrated e-commerce, accounting, customer relationship management (CRM) and inventory management system reduce transaction costs, streamline the online ordering processes and generate additional profits from their web store sales. The reason is that pertinent information is processed all the way through the accounting, customer relationship management and inventory management software, without any duplication of data entry. An integrated system is efficient because: the order comes in from the website; the system fulfills the order from stock and orders replacement inventory from vendor; a payable is created; the picking/packing ticket is created; the product is shipped; the web payment is applied to order/ invoice; and, paid invoice and tracking information is automatically emailed to the customer. Accordingly, a unified and streamlined e-commerce system saves time and permits easy maintenance of accurate, up-to-the-minute product, customer and vendor/supplier data. CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, Owners, Presidents, and Sales Directors are encouraged to visit Cornerstone Consulting, at booth number 3687 in Hall D, to see live demonstrations of Comgine’s integrated e-commerce, accounting, and inventory management software system.
Cornerstone Consulting’s representatives enjoy educating enterprise leaders concerning what cutting-edge business management software systems currently available on the market have to offer.” The Comgine brand stands for exceptional e-commerce software innovation, integration capabilities and unsurpassed quality. We are extremely proud to be the premier reseller, implementation and customization specialists of Comgine’s E-commerce solution for SAP Business One,” said David Boos, President of Cornerstone Consulting. He added, “Comgine’s easy-to-use dashboard interface, in combination with SAP Business One’s integrated accounting, inventory management and CRM (customer relationship management) system, offers Natural Products enterprises the ultimate streamlined e-business management experience.”
In today’s ever-changing global marketplace, competitive small and midsized companies require adaptable software programs that provide the ability to: improve efficiencies by streamlining transactions; automating business processes; integrating with numerous applications; helping enterprises optimize for profitable growth; assisting employees to make better, faster decisions and remain relevant into the future. The commitment to provide the right software solutions, with customizable programs that can meet each client’s exact specifications, earns Cornerstone Consulting yearly recognition as one of Accounting Today’s Business Pacesetters and listed as one of Accounting Technology’s top Sage Software VARs in the nation.
About Cornerstone Consulting, Inc.:
Cornerstone Consulting Inc. is a reseller of Comgine’s integrated e-commerce applications and a leading provider of Sage Software and SAP Business One business management software solutions to small and mid-market organizations. Founded in 1983, Cornerstone is a privately-owned company that provides a full suite of information technology for numerous small and mid-sized business clients in North America, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Canada. Cornerstone provides clients with the ability to make faster business decisions, experience profitable growth and outperform the competition through the use of integrated, unified, streamlined, simple-to-use, scalable and customizable software. Our products and services support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, and a variety of specific needs of the wholesale distribution, pharmaceutical, natural products and manufacturing industries. Cornerstone’s services include: system integration for LAN, WAN, VPN, wireless and Internet networks, Custom Programming, EDI, Barcodes and Scanning, RFID, E-commerce, Website Design and Hosting, Security, Networks, Remote Monitoring, VOIP, E-Learning and Custom Web Application Development. Headquartered in Tampa, FL at 5550 West Executive Drive, Suite 240, Vice President, Eleanor Mullaney can be reached at (813) 321-1300 xt. 2783