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

Your customers have spoken.  The numbers are convincing: Canada’s natural health retailers turn to CNHR for your new products.  A survey conducted in June 2020 shows retailers read the ads and Product Profiles, and react to them.  They order products they’ve seen in CNHR.  They look for your new products in CNHR.  Reach your customers via CNHR by print, video and/or podcast.  Various opportunities available to fit any budget. 

• Launch your new products

• Support your sales team

• Be visible as stores re-focus and re-charge

• Stake your position in the “new normal”

• Reach more stores – from coast to coast

• Introduce your company to new potential customers • Combine CNHR’s print, video and podcast options

 

New!  Product profile package

Retailers want to see more of your new products.  So, we’re making it easier for you and them. 

Introducing our new Product Profile Package:  a three-pronged way to reach retailers by combining print, video and podcast.  You get all three!

PRINT:  Claim a spot on CNHR’s Product Profile pages, mailed to health food stores coast to coast, and read by over 10,000 retail store buyers, owners, managers and staff.

VIDEO:  This is new for CNHR – video product reviews.  You’ll get a 30 second review of your product with product image and voiceover.  Five products per video, then e-blasted to CNHR’s database, to be shared among staff and with the store’s customers.   

PODCAST:  Also a new feature.  Your product will get a mention on the New Products portion of the popular CNHR News Podcast, hosted by CNHR editor Bruce Cole and Deane Parkes.   Your company name, product name, a couple of lines, followed with your company contact information.

Three-platform exposure for your new products, delivered by CNHR, the trusted source of industry information retailers have counted on for 24 years.   Three platforms for $699.00

The Product Profile Package is FREE to all full or half page advertisers!

Contact Candace Sicari for more information:  candace@cnhr.ca , 705-209-9280     Deadline for the Sept/Oct issue is July 31

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