Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Pure, elemental magnesium

Pure, elemental magnesium

CanPrev Magnesium Bis-Glycinate 200 delivers exactly what the body needs and what your customers are looking for;  200mg of pure, elemental magnesium in every capsule.   Bis-glycinate is the superior form of magnesium due to its unsurpassed bioavailability and gentleness on the bowels. Consumer-friendly vegetable capsules - 90 day supply for great value.  

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Achieve greater focus

Achieve greater focus

Alpha BRAIN is a complete, balanced nootropic created from scientifically tested Earth-grown ingredients to specifically activate vital areas of neurotransmission. This is a nutrient combination for your brain which in a pilot study indicated improvements in verbal memory and executive function, helping you to achieve greater focus, memory and mental clarity.    Visit www.hedleys.ca for more details.

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Guelph Organic Conference attracts over 1,800 attendees

Guelph Organic Conference  attracts over 1,800 attendees

Energy, enthusiasm and passion” are the three words conference manager Tomas Nimmo used to describe this year’s Guelph Organic Conference, held January 29 to February 1 at the University of Guelph.

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CHFA West running April 9-12 in Vancouver

CHFA West running April 9-12 in Vancouver

Retailers know that April doesn’t just bring the first signs of spring – it’s time for CHFA West.  Running April 9 through 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre, CHFA West is a must-attend event for everyone involved in our industry. 

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St Francis launching new products at CHFA West

St Francis launching new products at CHFA West

St Francis Herb Farm is launching its new Deep Immune Allergy and All-Seasons Detox Kit at CHFA West April 11-12. Deep Immune Allergy has been specially formulated for non-drowsy natural relief of year-round allergies. Supercharged with special allergy-relieving herbs, Deep Immune Allergy helps fight sneezing, runny noses, itchy watery eyes and throats.

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SISU restructures sales management team

SISU restructures sales management team

To better serve its customers and to address changes in the industry, SISU has restructured its sales management to divide eastern and western Canada and provide full oversight for its independent, national and key account businesses.   Tracy Creighton, a familiar face to many retailers, will now focus exclusively on  eastern Canada as regional sales director.

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Goodness Me! expands in several south Ontario markets

Goodness Me! expands in several south Ontario markets

Goodness Me! Natural Food Market has been on a recent expansion program in southern Ontario, opening three stores in 2014, and two in 2015.  The long-time Hamilton-based natural retailer, which was founded in 1981 by Janet Jacks, saw new stores pop up in Mississauga, Guelph and Barrie last year.  A new location opened in Waterloo in February and another is slated for Paris, ON. this summer.   This will bring the Goodness Me! store count to 10.

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Organic wipes from Natracare

Organic wipes from Natracare
Certified organic cotton wipes
Natracare’s organic cotton wipes have received organic status from the Soil Association.  Made only from organic cotton and the very best plant-based and organic ingredients,  this certification provides consumers with confidence that our products have undergone rigorous analysis to conform to top industry standards.  natracare.com
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Herring Gold from Natural Factors

Herring Gold from Natural Factors
Rich in DHA and EPA
Herring Gold 500 mg and 1000 mg provides more omega-3 phospholipids than krill oil.  Herring gold is rich in DHA and EPA, as well as choline and astaxanthin. Sustainably sourced from the row of Norwegian spring-spawning herring.
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Relief for hemmorhoid symptoms

Relief for hemmorhoid symptoms
Flora Manufacturing and Distributing has launched HemorAid, an innovative new product that relieves symptoms of hemorrhoids.
 
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Plant based sausages from Tofurky

Plant based sausages from Tofurky
 
Tofurky artisan sausages are plant-based protein for a healthy, compassionate and sustainable diet. Non-GMO, cholesterol-free and a good source of protein and fibre. Find us at tofurky.com. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for updates. www.tofurky.com
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Protein bar from MusclePharm

Protein bar from MusclePharm
New gluten-free  Combat Crunch Bars 
MusclePharm Combat Crunch bars are a multi-layer baked protein bar giving you a soft-batch cookie experience.
 
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Pascoe Balanced Mood

Pascoe Balanced Mood
NEURAPAS balance can help to promote a healthy and balanced mood, which makes the long winter season more joyful for everyone.
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Probiotic chocolate from Sisu

Ohso probiotic chocolate combines  Belgian dark chocolate with one billion live probiotic bacteria per bar.
 
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St. Francis Herb Farm Allergy Relief

St. Francis Herb Farm Allergy Relief
St Francis is launching its new Deep Immune Allergy. While Deep Immune has always been a highly effective allergy remedy, Deep Immune Allergy has been specially formulated and supercharged with special, allergy-relieving herbs. In addition, Deep Immune Allergy inlcudes gentle homeopathic ingredients that are the perfect complement to this classic formula.
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Ancient grain from Bob's Red Mill

Ancient grain from Bob's Red Mill
Cracked freekeh is made by lightly roasting whole wheat kernels, then cracking them to create a whole grain food with a texture similar to bulgar, with a mild, nutty flavour.  Freekeh is an excellent source of fibre, high in iron and other essential minerals, and provides seven grams of protein per serving.  www.bobsredmill.com
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Bragg organic salad dressings and marinades

Bragg organic salad dressings and marinades
Bragg’s healthy and delicious dressings are organic, gluten-free, kosher and are a super- healthy, tasty way to enjoy salads, veggies, and marinated fish, poultry or tofu! They are made with world famous Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and will compliment any meal! 800/446-1990 or Bragg.com
 
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greens+ Extra Energy

greens+ Extra Energy
Nourish the body
greens+ EXTRA ENERGY nourishes the body and builds vitality through the power of research-proven superfood greens+ and whole food energy boosters like kola nut and taurine, providing long lasting, natural energy. No sugar, no-over stimulation, no additives… no crash!
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CNHR March/April 2015

Happy New Year!

I hope you were able to enjoy the holiday season with family and friends.  As the New Year kicks off, the team at CNHR Magazine has already started working on the CHFA West show issue (March/April).  CHFA West will run from April 9 to 12 in beautiful Vancouver.
 

Previewing CHFA West

This will be our show preview issue, guaranteed to be one of the most highly read and circulated issues of the year.  This is a great place to specifically reach the large number of retailers in the Western region of Canada.
 

Free promo for your company

Our March/April issue will be in the mail one month before the show dates. This gives you plenty of time to do your pre-show marketing and invite the retailers over to your booth to see and sample new product lines, contests, book signings, etc…  Be sure to include your booth number and a short invitation in your ad this issue if you will be exhibiting at CHFA West.  As well, send me your 20 words of Pre-Show Buzz – what will be new and exciting at your booth.  Deadline is January 12.  This is a FREE service.
 

Sustainability and your business

Along with our great regular columnists this issue, we will be running a feature titled “Sustainability as a Business Strategy.”  We’ll hear from some of our industry retailers and suppliers who have embraced the concept of sustainability and implemented it into their businesses.  Also, we will share the experiences of four Canadian retailers who visited Finca Luna Nueva, a certified organic, biodynamic farm in Costa Rica.  They’ll discuss how this visit enhanced their knowledge of sustainability and how they plan to use it in their stores in the future.
 
As always, please send your industry news for our Trade Talk department. You can forward to the publisher Bruce Cole - bruce@cnhr.ca or your sales rep.    Trade Talk is one of our highest read sections and is a vital part of the link between suppliers and retailers.  This is where you can keep your customers and potential new customers updated on your new products, new staff, new website, new promotions, etc. Deadline is January 12.  
This is a FREE service.

Deadlines for March-April 2015

Editorial – January 12
Ad space reservation – January 23
Product profile submission – January 26
Ad material due on – February 2
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Nathalie Gélinas, the president and CEO of Panier Santé

Nathalie Gélinas, the president and CEO of Panier Santé

As a youngster, Nathalie Gélinas began laying the groundwork to someday take over her family health food store, although she didn’t realize it at the time. Working quietly in the back room of Panier Santé in Pointe-du-Lac, Quebec, in the Trois-Rivières area, the 11 year-old Nathalie diligently weighed and carefully packaged bulk food items before taking them to the sales floor and putting them out on display for sale to customers. 

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