Mortar & Pesto in Red Deer, AB., is not your traditional pharmacy. That’s because owner Jennifer Fookes is not your typical pharmacist.
There was an excellent turnout in Edmonton for Deane Parkes’ retailer training tour in Alberta in early November. He also spoke to retailers in Calgary and Red Deer. Stores that were represented at the Edmonton talk included Polar Bear Health, Simply Health, Stony Plain Wellness, Optimum Health, Vitality Health, Planet Organic, Morning Sun, Regent Health, Homegrown Foods, Healthmatters and Sangsters. Deane’s education tour was a function of his role as an education ambassador for Natural Factors and Assured Natural Distribution.
CHFA West 2020 is shaping up to be one for the record books, with many opportunities to reach further, together.
CHFA is excited to once again host its Retailer Bus Tour on Thursday, February 20. The tour will include four or five stores located in North Vancouver and downtown Vancouver. Retailers will benefit from the opportunity to see what other health retailers are doing first-hand to attract customers.
Also on Thursday and Friday, you can attend the conference sessions which will include a variety of retail experts, talking about growing sales, remaining competitive and using social media to attract customers.
Back by popular demand, the exciting Launch Pad competition is a must attend event, with eight finalists vying for the title of Most Innovative Product at CHFA West 2020.
During the show on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, don’t forget to visit Incubator Alley, new to CHFA West. This part of the show floor is where small start-up companies and brands that are not widely distributed will be introducing their products to Canadian retailers for the first time.
Online registration is open and retailers can register for free using the CNHR code W20M15. For more information, visit chfa.ca
The theme of the 39th annual @Guelph Organic Conference is ”Where Farmers and Consumers Meet.” The 2020 version of Canada’s largest organic education and trade event is being held in the Guelph University Centre January 23 to 26. “The conference welcomes organic growers, who can meet with leading processors, brokers, distributors and retailers,” explained conference manager Tomas Nimmo. “Another major feature is that motivated consumers can directly contact the organic producers, to buy their products and form lasting relationships.”
The four-day workshop program includes 40 unique sessions, covering everything from farming on 2,000 acres to setting up a balcony garden. The last two days of the conference features a free 150 booth trade show. For more information, please visit guelphorganicconf.ca
Bill and Tammy Watts, co-owners of Foodsmiths in Perth, ON have introduced an eco-friendly fill station they recently developed and installed in the store.
Energy boost for coffee, shakes and more! Start the day off with a kick of healthy fats! Alpha MCT Boost provides 100% coconut-sourced emulsified MCT oil – simply stir into coffee, juice, smoothies or tea to give them a rich, creamy and delicious boost of energy that is keto and paleo diet friendly. Use as a non-dairy, sugar-free creamer that mixes easily, no blender required. Zero mess or cleanup. Available in NEW Mocha Cream flavour. Exclusive to health food retailers. 888/826-9625 assurednatural.com
A great-tasting, zesty dressing for all your leafy green salads, especially kale, and a flavourful seasoning for vegetables. It also makes a great marinade! This vinaigrette offers the sunny flavour of Tuscany with its unique blend of nature’s organic herbs, kale & Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar. bragg.com
Are you ready to put your best foot forward? Healthy Feet & Nerves from Terry Naturally CANADA helps support healthy nerve function, especially in the feet and hands. In addition, it provides support for healthy glucose metabolism. Pair this with Sucontral D and you’ll have a dynamic duo! TerryNaturally.ca 855/287-2646
Flora’s new Apple Cider Vinegar Wellness Shots are thoughtfully brewed in small batches in Burnaby, British Columbia. These daily wellness shots combine the highest quality, US-made apple cider vinegar with herbs and select botanicals to create four unique blends: earthy turmeric & cinnamon, spicy ginger & lemon flavour, fruity elderberry, and sweet red beet. www.florahealth.com
THEOBROMA Chocolat™ is proud to introduce the new 95% dark chocolate 80g bar! Made with only 3 ingredients, the unique flavour of pure cocoa is truly nature at its purest. Indulge in the superior quality and intensity of finely selected organic cocoa beans in this prodigious and creamy chocolate recipe. Every bite reveals the richness of dark chocolate with a subtle fruity note for a perfect finish. theobromachocolat.com
Nunweiler's Flour Company is proud to produce a variety of premium, certified organic, non-GMO whole grains. From fostering strong relationships with local farmers that we know and trust, to perfecting our unique cold temperature milling process; we are committed to providing our customers with top quality grains that are packed with nutrients and quality. Make the switch and taste the difference. nunweilersflour.com
The Vitamin Shop, Victoria, BC – one of Canada’s most iconic and successful health food stores – marked its 35th anniversary on September 20 and 21 with a celebration and consumer event. There were free samples, product demonstrations, cake and more.
The Sweet Potato seems to have hit on a winning formula. The Toronto store is built around a lot of words that begin with “f,” including, friendly, fun, farm fresh, family, full-service and focus on local. Unite these things with organic, great pricing, an astute leadership group and a committed, passionate staff, it is no surprise The Sweet Potato has grown from a part-time weekend venture into a 10,000 sq. ft. store, a high-powered neighbourhood hub for all things good and healthy.
Terry Naturally CANADA has introduced two new products that Canadian retailers and natural healthcare practitioners have been asking for: Sucontral D and Healthy Feet & Nerves.
SuperFoods remain one of the hottest and most engaging food trends in Canada. Prairie Natural’s SuperFood line offers premium quality sources of organic and fermented superfoods that allow users to incorporate these nutritious foods into their lifestyle with ease. www.prairienaturals.ca
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