Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

CNHR Magazine was founded in 1997 with the goal of providing Canada's traditional natural health retailers with a steady supply of practical business information.

What We Do

CNHR is a unique business publication as it is the only magazine in Canada that is focused solely on traditional health food stores.
Our mandate is to help natural health retailers improve their business through better hiring and training practices, improved advertising, marketing and merchandising, better use of their local media, and other business aspects that will improve the image of their store and ultimately their bottom line. In fact, anything that will help retailers improve their business is potential editorial for CNHR.

Who We Reach

Our magazine is sent via Canada Post – addressed by name – to 2,500 store owners, managers, buyers and staff of virtually every health food store in Canada. However, our readership goes deeper than that number. A survey conducted at the end of 2009 of our retailer readers indicated each copy of CNHR going into health food stores is read by 4.7 people. This puts our actual readership over 11,500! This means we are reaching the front-line people, the people who not only buy your products, but the thousands of trained professionals who SELL your products to consumers.

What makes us different?

Unlike other trade magazines, which often try to be "all things to all people," we have elected to serve only one audience: the natural health retailer. Everything we print is focused on helping their business. Our theory for this is simple: if the stores become better, and sell more product, everyone wins. Business articles containing practical information which helps their business is what retailers are looking for, and that is what we provide.

Investing in CNHR

A company which chooses to run an advertising program is guaranteed one thing: retailers are going to see your advertisement and editorial content, be it a new product release, a new staff member or any other company-related notice. That is because retailers read CNHR: they read it, they pass it along and they keep copies. Having advertising and editorial exposure in CNHR ensures everyone in the store is going to learn about your company, which will make the selling process easier. Familiarity is a wonderful "door opener" when it comes to the buying-selling process.

If you'd like to learn more about CNHR Magazine, please email Donna at: donna@cnhr.ca


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November/December Issue

Editorial in this issue:

CHFA East Wrap-up

We'll be providing coverage of CHFA East, including new product launches, news and photos from the show and coverage of the CHFA award winners.  We’ll have some photos from the fun we’ll be having at our booth.  We’re holding a TIFF-themed event, including a red carpet, a photo wall, swag bags and mini-interviews with “the stars of the natural health industry” (the retailers!)

Follow-up with customers after CHFA East

When CHFA East is over, CNHR can help you follow-up and re-enforce all of your sales efforts at the show by blanketing your target audience from coast to coast.  

I can explain all of the advertising, new product and editorial opportunities available to you to help you maximize your show expenditures and take your sales message out into the field.  Remember: CNHR reaches all of the retailers who attended the show, plus the thousands who didn’t attend!  Think of CNHR Magazine as your only sales person that gets into all health food stores from coast to coast, six times per year.

Book now for 2020, get 2019 rates!

Book your 2020 ad plan with CNHR before December 1 and we’ll give you the 2019 ad rates, plus an extra Product Profile in both CHFA show issues.  (Applies only to half-page ads and larger).

Congratulate the Brock Elliott Award winner

Congratulate the store that wins the prestigious Brock Elliott Memorial Award for Excellence in Retailing in print in CNHR.  Your logo and congratulatory message (for only $450) appear on the page with other vendors, extending your best wishes to the winning store.

Unsurpassed value – Product Profiles

Ask me about our Product Profiles. They are super-effective and super-affordable. Regardless of your company size or advertising budget, you cannot beat the value of a Product Profile in CNHR. Reach thousands of key buyers in stores from coast to coast for only $450 per issue for pennies per reader!

Contact: Candace Sicari - candace@cnhr.ca or Katherine Stevens - kstevens@cnhr.ca

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