Kathy Shackleton of Harmony Whole Foods Market, Orangeville, ON and Thomas Bedford of Renew Life will soon be getting some major industry exposure. They were the big winners in CNHR's first-ever "Expose Yourself in CNHR" Contest at Expo East. The grand prize was a full page feature for one retailer and one supplier in the 2012 March-April issue of CNHR magazine. Other winners include Simon Palu of Prana, who won a radio interview with Lisa Petty on her natural health radio program, Lisa Live! on NewsTalk 610 CKTB in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Four people – Evelyn Dorfman of Thuna Herbals, Toronto, Tara Dwivedi of Herb & Spice Shop, Ottawa, ON, Paula Porumbaceanu of Pascoe Canada and Don Gonder of Purity Life – took home huge gift baskets of natural products, generously contributed by Body Plus, Canadian Bio, Eden Foods, Flora, Genuine Health, Natracare, Natural Factors, Platinum Naturals, Preferred Nutrition, Purity Life, Sequel Naturals, Soladey Canada and Taste of Nature.
Winners of CNHR T-shirts and hats were Audre Morggan of Health Plus Nutrition Center, Ajax, ON, Julie Beaver of Health Wise, Welland, ON, Angela Fleming of Nutrition House, Ottawa, Shahalam Talukder of Nutrition House, Toronto, Michel Sirgent of Bio K+, Pat Mangan of St. Francis Herb Farms, Theresa White of Natracare, Claudia Redfern of Hapifoods Group Inc. and Linda Startz of Stortz and Assoc. •
Preferred Nutrition, with the help of participating Health Food Stores, raised $40,468 through its Have a Heart campaign. This money will be used across Canada by the Canadian Women's Foundation (CWF) to support programs that invest in the power of women and the future of girls. These programs focus on stopping violence, helping to end poverty and empowering girls.
Deane Parkes was privileged to sit on the CWF grants committee. He was extremely moved by the programs the CWF supports. "I have to admit, it was a heart wrenching experience – especially since the money from donations was enough to support only about 20 per cent of the applications. I can assure you, the money we raised will be put to very good use! ...My hope is that we can continue this kind of support, on both the national and local levels, for many years to come." •
by Melissa Chapman
Hats off to Foodsmiths in Perth, ON, for reaching the magic 35th year in business. Started on the back porch of a log house in 1976, Foodsmiths survived a catastrophic flood in its early years, which nearly wiped out the fledgling business. From that point, things have only continued to get better for owners Claire and Don Smith. On-going success has prompted five moves, each to a bigger and better location than the last.
Clef Des Champs introduced new packaging to its line, including cough syrup, cold & flu and organic baby care products.
Raw Elements; represented by BioResource, introduced several new products including Olive Oil, Hemp Pea, RawTella, and Dandy Blend, a dandelion coffee substitute.
Madhava Natural Sweeteners introduced Coconut Sugar with two flavours: regular and blonde at the show. The product came straight from coconut trees.
Zen Soy introduced a line of pudding and jello without extra sugar, that is completely vegan and organic. It comes in a pack of 4 with 108g each.
Suncoat introduced Nail Polish Remover Gel that is alcohol-free, vegan, and corn and soy based at the show, with currently a patent pending. It comes in a travel pack size of 30mL.
AOR introduced a new line called Axioma Health with products including OsteoNOx, RejuveNOx, CardioNOx, ImmuNO, AntioxidantNOx, and InflaNOx.
Hain Celestial Canada introduced the Greek Gods Yogurt, all natural Yogurt, Spectrum Oils such as Asian Stir Fry and Coconut Dream in a cream, milk, and water form.
ProBar introduced Halo Bars with vegan marshmallows and only 150 calories per bar.
Stortz & Associates Inc introduced a new line of Eco-Friendly toys called Begin-Again, "Soil not Oil."
Living Naturally introduced the iHealthKiosk, a online touch-screen health book for consumers.
Stealth Health Foods Inc introduced a new Salba product: Banana Powder in January 2011.
Adeeva introduced Clinical Weight Loss.
Camino introduced a new line of juices and bars.
SISU introduced Ester-C Energy Boost, a daily vitamin drink mix. "Bring water to your life!"
Peak Performace Products introduced a New Zealand Whey Protein Isolate, unflavoured in a bag.
Natracare introduced re-designed and re-named Natural Panty Liners with 30 in a box.
Organika introduced Instant C Orange Flavour in one-a-day packages.
Pascoe introduced Pascoe Agil for joint pain
Soladey introduced a toothbrush called the Ionic J3X. This model uses the same technology as the Soladey Eco with the added efficiency an integrated solar panel.
Lorna Vanderhaeghe introduced GLA Skin Oil with Borage Oil.
Maison Orphee introduced a new type of dijon mustard and Quatuor blend of oils.
MacKellar Farms launched 100 per cent all-natural Canadian edamame, grown on a Canadian family farm.
Ecover launched both Zero Natural Dishwashing Powder, a phosphate-free formulation and Zero Natural Laundry Powder without fragrances, optical brighteners, phosphates, dyes, colouring agents or chlorine.
Raincoast is offering five different flavours of canned sardines. Rich in omega-3's and one of the ten best eco fish.
Steaz introduced zero-calorie sparkling fair trade organic green tea, naturally sweetened with stevia.
Manitoba Harvest introduced a new and refreshed package.
Amy's Kitchen launched hearty soups, light & lean pastas and rice crust pizzas.
The Winning Combination launched Abrexin, as well as Vitamints: easy mints on the go.
Allergic Solutions introduced a great tasting, versatile baking mix that meets all your allergic needs.
Greeniche introduced stevia, containing premium quality natural stevia extract with 97 per cent purity of Reb-A.
Heart Chocolate has been infused with CM-X extract, a unique proprietary formulation of cinnamon cassia.
Silver Hills introduced Mack's Flax Bread with delicious, high fibre, and omega 3 flax seeds.
Natusoy Foods Ltd launched Sea Veggies in three flavours: Sea Salt, Hot
Chili and Black Pepper. Healthy seaweed snacks.
Nature's Path sampled Love Crunch premium organic granola, which has three new flavours: Aloha Blend, Carrot Cake and Apple Crumble.
Genuine Health has launched three new products just in time for CHFA Expo East. Vegan proteins+ in natural strawberry flavour is a complete protein with a balance of all essential amino acids and is made from a unique combination of vegan proteins including non-GMO pea, cranberry, organic sprouted brown rice, alfalfa and hemp. It provides 36g (20g dietary) of protein per serving.
T.A. Sciences of New York, NY, has named Core Natural Limited, Newmarket ON, to be the Canadian distributor of TA-65 MD. According to TA Sciences, TA-65 is the only patented and double blind tested extract of astragalus that promotes telomerase activity in the DNA of the cells.
Carlson Laboratories was founded by John and Susan Carlson 46 years ago with a single vitamin E formula. Carlson Laboratories exhibited at the very first NPA show in 1972 (when it was still known as NNFA).
"Our parents were involved in the NPA almost from the very beginning," Carlson president Carilyn Anderson said after receiving the award along with her sister, Kirsten Carlson, at the NPA Marketplace 2011 Convention in Las Vegas last month. "Their involvement in such an ethical and forward-thinking organization undoubtedly played no small part in our family's success."
"At Genuine Health, we believe everyone deserves a healthy, vibrant life, and time spent in nature is fundamental to human health," says Stewart Brown, founder of Genuine Health.
Lisa Live, "health radio that walks the talk," (hosted by CNHR columnist Lisa Petty) has moved to NewsTalk 610 CKTB in St. Catharines, Ontario - Niagara's heritage talk station.
The show will continue to air live at 10 AM at 610AM on the radio dial, and stream live online at LisaLive.ca. The shows will also be podcast on 610 CKTB, K-lite FM, Oldies 1150, 820 CHAM, LisaLive.ca and, very soon, iTunes. Free downloads of shows are also available to retailers to broadcast in their stores. Look for new retailer-specific offerings in the near future.
Lisa invites everyone to join her each week as guest experts provide education, inspiration and motivation. •
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