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


CNHR News Podcast

cnhr radio hour

News, Views and Happenings in the world of Canadian Natural Health.

Check out this month's podcast here

CHFA West Preview

Build Your Brand through CNHR Magazine • Include CNHR in your branding strategy 

What's in the Jan-Feb issue:

  • • CHFA West Show Preview
  • • Alberta store features
  • • Wrap-Up of HFN AGM
  • • Amazing business columnists

Get into the hands of 10,000+ retailers

Reach 10,000+ natural health store professionals via CNHR Magazine.  CNHR is delivered by Canada Post six times per year to virtually every health food store across Canada.  Retailers are your true sales force.  So, get your product into more stores and get them selling for you.  

Remember, your first sale is to the retailers.  CNHR can get your message in front of them. Connect with the retailers who sell and recommend your product.

Put CNHR’s many resources to work for you:

Display ads, Product Profiles, Trade Talk news in CNHR Magazine along with Facebook, CNHR web page, 

podcasts, inserts, videos posted to our website, sending product samples to stores…we have the access to Canada’s natural health retailers.  Put our many resources to work for your company and products today.

CNHR is your Trade Media source.  We’re more than CNHR Magazine.  That is just part of what we do.  

We are keeping the industry informed and updated through the magazine, the CNHR Website, our Facebook Page, the CNHR Podcast and our industry e-blasts.  Ask me about all we can do to connect you to the industry and give you blanket coverage across Canada.  Let me help put all of CNHR’s resources to work for you!

Contact:  Katherine Stevens:  kstevens@cnhr.ca   647/975-3370         Contact:  Candace Sicari:  candace@cnhr.ca   705/209-9280

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