Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

ColdQ all-natural oral spray

ColdQ  all-natural oral spray

United Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (UBI) has introduced cold­Q enhancement, an all-natural oral spray, free of pesticides, heavy metals and preservatives.  This unique herbal formula was used by hospitals in China to save the lives of many people during the SARS epidemic of 2003, and was registered for
sale in Canada by UBI, a wholly owned
Canadian company. cold­Q is available in a small countertop six pack bilingual display.  Available through Purity Life.   www.coldq.com

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Preferred adds new products: VegiDay & SeaRich Omega-3

Preferred adds new products:  VegiDay & SeaRich Omega-3

Preferred Nutrition is now distributing VegiDay and SeaRich Omega-3.  The VegiDay line provides “energy from the ground up” with raw, organic plant based proteins and organic coconut snack food.VegiDay is part of a growing movement that encourages everyone to welcome and sustain life by reducing consumption of animal protein.

SeaRich Omega-3 is made using the highest quality omega-3 fish oil. To create a truly delicious family of products, fish oils have been blended with natural, non-GMO flavours to create formulas every member of the family can enjoy including grapefruit punch, coconut-lime and lemon meringue.

 For more information on the VegiDay and SeaRich Omega-3 lines call your Preferred Nutrition account manager or 888/826-9625.  •

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St. Francis buys 50 acre organic farm

St. Francis buys 50 acre organic farm

One a recent road trip, I made my first-ever visit to St. Francis Herb Farms, a family-owned business that has been operating for 27 years. St. Francis is situated in the beautiful Madawaska Valley, a unique, remote, cottage country region, two hours northwest of Ottawa, and three and a half hours northeast of Toronto. Paul Rivett-Carnac is the company president.  His parents – Monique and Jeremy – are the company founders, and today, Paul is a co-owner of the business, along with his wife Caitlin.

The big news at St. Francis during the visit was the announcement of the company’s recent purchase of a 50 acre farm.  “This will take us back to the early days of the company,” explained Paul, “when my parents grew and harvested many of the herbs.  On our new farm, we will grow many of the herbs we use in St. Francis formulations.  Over the years, we have grown so much, and seen multiple expansions to our manufacturing facilities, we have contracted local organic farmers to help augment herb supplies.  The new farm will allow us to – along with our current farming partners – further source as many herbs locally as possible.”                          Story/photo: Bruce W. Cole

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Pure lavender oil

Pure lavender oil

Our oil is pure and un-adulterated.  Inhaling the aroma of lavender will help dispel anxiety, and comfort the mind, body and spirit. Used in a bath or massage application, lavender will only enhance the experience. Lavender vapours help to gently open the breathing while purifying the air.  Box includes: 15mL bottle of essential oil  Available via your favourite distributor. Call 800-669-3275 for more information or email      Lana.Beck@auracacia.com

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Fermented vegan protein

Fermented vegan protein

Revolutionize your customer’s gut health – with new, delicious flavours of fermented Vegan proteins+ from Genuine Health. Now the first highly absorbable, fully-fermented, complete protein is available in chocolate along with new fermented Vegan proteins+ bars in dark chocolate almond and lemon coconut!      www.genuinehealth.com

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Quick, natural relief for cold and flu

Quick, natural relief for cold and flu

Oregano-8 provides quick and natural relief for cold and flu sufferers. Its 8 powerful ingredients work in synergy to attack the infection while strengthening your immune system. Made with Omega Suspension Technology (OST): better absorption and results you can feel.

www.platinumnaturals.com

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Topical chest rub ointment

Topical chest rub ointment

Cutting edge research on essential oils is showing how effective they can be for maintaining good health. Our new topical Chest Rub ointment includes some of the classic essential oils. With deep-penetrating, soothing action, it’s a formula that’s ideally effective in relieving the chest pain and discomfort that so often accompany respiratory infections.       www.stfrancisherbfarm.com

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24hr immune support

24hr immune support

In the world of vitamin C’s, only one provides 24 hour immune support – Ester-C. It is less acidic and gentle on the stomach, and the only form with active metabolites which intensify its absorption and enhance its retention in the white blood cells to help reduce the risk of cold and flu infections. Regular vitamin C just can’t compare. For more information, call 800/663-4163 or visit sisu.com

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Women's multi-vitamin complex

Women's multi-vitamin complex

Life can be tricky. Especially for the high-intensity woman. In order to maintain your pace, you need to keep your body, bones, muscles and skin supplied with the right amounts of vitamins, minerals and probiotics. That’s why we made FitMiss Balance. With loads of vegetable and fruit derivatives plus antioxidants, FitMiss Balance has everything a girl needs to keep her body… balanced. 

www.musclepharm.com

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UTI relief now in Canada

UTI relief now in Canada

Natural, fast and effective

Now available in Canada, UTI E-Drops have been used successfully for over 20 years in Central and Eastern Europe. UTI E-Drops is formulated using all natural essential oils including juniper, lavender, eucalyptus and pine needle with anti-sticking and antibacterial qualities for elimination and prevention of urinary tract infections. Easy to take – just mix with water and drink. PNO.CA

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Kardish takes home top retailer award

Kardish takes home  top retailer award

Three Ontario retailers walked away with hardware during the annual CHFA East Awards on September 19 in Toronto.

Kardish Health Food Centre in Ottawa was named winner of the Brock Elliott Memorial Award for Excellence in Retailing.   Eamonn McKay of  Fiddleheads Health and Nutrition in Waterloo was presented with the CHFA Excellence in Retail Sales award.  Foodsmiths in Perth captured  the CHFA Sustainability Award – Retailer category.  The only non-Ontarian to win a retailer award was Story Sheidow of The Turning Point, in Montague, PEI., who took home the Gordon Storie Memorial Bursary.

 

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Amaranth celebrates 20 years

Amaranth celebrates 20 years

 by Bruce Cole

Amaranth Whole Foods Market in Calgary, AB. had many reasons to celebrate this year, its 20th anniversary.  Thriving and growing in the competitive Calgary marketplace is cause enough to pause and reflect on all that has been accomplished over the past two decades.

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CHFA East marks beginning of Fall

As summer comes to a close, the industry is ramping up for one of the busiest times of the year.  CHFA East (Sept. 17-20) usually marks the unofficial start of Fall, and the team at CNHR and Natural SKU Preview publications has started working on the CNHR November/December issue.  This will be a very exciting issue with lots going on, including our show wrap-up, news and photos from the show floor and related events, a report on the newest products to hit the market, and winners of the CHFA awards. 

Top retailer recognized

In addition, we will also be congratulating the recipient of the Brock Elliott Award for Excellence in Retailing.  You can be involved in this: it is an excellent way to show support for your customer (or potential customer!)  A few words of congratulations along with your logo is only $450.Regular great feature writers
The issue will also feature our wonderful stable of columnists and contributors, and we will be featuring one of the country’s top natural health retailer. 

Send us your company news


As always, please send me your industry news for our Trade Talk section.  It is one of our highest read departments and is a vital part of the link between you and retailers.  This is where you can keep your existing and potential customers updated on your new products, new staff, new website, new promotions, etc….  Deadline is September 9.  This is a FREE service.

Deadlines for November/December 2015

Editorial – September 9

Ad space reservation – September 23

Product Profile submission – September 26
(free with ad placement 1/3rd or larger)

Ad material due – September 30

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Two classic stores in two classic towns

Two classic stores in two classic towns

Brendan Davidson grew up in a health food store.  That fact may have something to do with him currently owning two of his own.

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CHFA East: September 17 to 20, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

CHFA East: September 17 to 20, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building

Summer may be winding down but the industry is just gearing up for what is sure to be the best CHFA East to-date.

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Aura Cacia amber glass bottles let consumers DIY

Aura Cacia amber glass bottles let consumers DIY

Aura Cacia is pleased to be supporting consumers with easy ways to make safe and natural personal care at home using essential oils.

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BioK+ Vanilla in stores now

The long-awaited Bio-K Plus Vanilla Probiotic arrived in stores as of August 1st. 

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Alice Chung wins RBC top entrepreneur award

Alice Chung wins RBC top entrepreneur award

Alice Chung, the owner of Alive Health Centre in British Columbia, recently won the RBC Top Entrepreneur Award.   Alice, who also owns Supplements Plus in Toronto and Morning Sun in Alberta, was also recognized as one of Canada’s Top 25 Immigrants for 2015.

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Carlson introducing Ceylon Cinnamon at CHFA East

Carlson Laboratories is giving CHFA East attendees the first look at Ceylon Cinnamon, its newest product launch into the Canadian market.

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Foodsmiths marks 10 years of BYOB program: has raised over $50,000 for charity since 2005

Foodsmiths marks 10 years of BYOB program:  has raised over $50,000 for charity since 2005

Foodsmiths in Perth, ON held a summer-long celebration (July1-Aug. 31) to mark the10th Anniversary of the store’s BYOB (Bring your own Bag) program.

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