Summer may be winding down but the industry is just gearing up for what is sure to be the best CHFA East to-date.
Summer may be winding down but the industry is just gearing up for what is sure to be the best CHFA East to-date.
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.
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.
Genuine Health has re-formulated and re-launched fast pain relief+, fast arthritis pain relief+ and fast joint care+, three of its natural products used to combat pain and swelling.
Alpha Health is bringing a heat safe cooking oil to the market. This product is exclusive to natural health stores. Distributed through Alpha Health & Purity Life.
100% Non-GMO Project Verified face, body and hair care with fruit stem cell science for clinically proven, age-defying results.
Come and see new and innovative ideas for you to grow essential oil sales. We will be displaying our new shelf and floor stand units for DIY merchandising.
Drop by and get your FREE sample of our new Bio-K+ Vanilla drink!
Visit Bragg Booth 2052 for limited supply samples/Bragg bags & meet Patricia Bragg! Find Patricia at our distributors’ booths, too!
Retailers are invited to visit CHFA booth 1100 for a chance to win an Apple Watch
Come see the new Allimax Gel, 60’s size and to qualify for our Allimax Umbrella!
CNHR’s popular Photo Wall is back…shots from the past year’s issues and events on display…some never before seen!
Don’t miss Ecoideas’ newest innovative products at this year’s CHFA. Also in store: new packaging, samples and prizes!
Visit Eden Foods at CHFA East and see our wonderful organic food offering.
Flavorall, a Canadian stevia brand with 15 different flavours is excited to partner with Tony Waters Agencies for sales in the grocery channel across Canada.
Come visit us in the Marsham aisle to sample our line of Non-GMO Project Verified cereals and find amazing show specials.
Stop by Homeocan and Mustela booth 1923 and see fall and winter products that will grow your business.
Come taste two new products, launching early 2016: St-Gregoire Organic Cheddar and Organic Smoked Cheddar.
Come and visit Mettrum Originals in Booth 846 and discover more about nature’s original super food – hemp!
Come visit us for fun, food, free giveaways, contests and order incentives.
Our Nursing Pads have been re-launched in new packaging, alongside our post-birth Maternity pads and organic Baby Wipes.
Natural Factors is launching three new products: Super Mushroom Immune & Energy Formula, Garcina Cambogia and Berberine.
Drop by for free samples, Omega7 pens and super hydrating Omega7 Sea Buckthorn oil lip balms (while supplies last).
Come join Organika as we celebrate our 25th anniversary by introducing 4 BRAND NEW products and amazing show specials.
Come to visit and meet our knowledgeable and friendly sales team, get your free sample and enjoy our great booth special!
Stop by our booth to take advantage of our show specials, take home some giveaways and see our great new look!
Receive CASH BACK, FREE Book signings and meet W. Gifford-Jones MD, Marita Schauch ND, Brad King, Jack Davidson and Maca George!
Meet plant sterol expert Stephen Wicks from South Africa to learn more about immune modulator Moducare.
St. Francis is launching a topical chest rub. See us for more details on the newest addition to our cold and flu season line-up.
Sarafino is proud to introduce its new line of organic and fair trade chocolates, soda syrups, spices, herbs and salts.
Stop by and experience our NPA certified line of natural fragrances and bath and body care products.
Strauss is going to distribute directly to its accounts and will not be using distributors anymore. Drop by to learn more.
The publisher of the leading French health, nutrition and fitness magazines, Vitalite Quebec and Fitness Quebec, is proudly celebrating 20 years of printing Vitalite.
Get to know Vitargo, a multi-patented carbohydrate fraction taken from non-GMO starch, and is sugar and gluten-free.
Dozens of retailers and suppliers of natural health products across Canada are preparing for Natural Health Products Week (NHP Week), taking place November 2 to 8. This year, the Canadian Health Food Association’s (CHFA) initiatives will focus on continuing to educate Canadians on the benefits of NHPs by developing a positive and engaging campaign.
Vega has agreed to be acquired by WhiteWave, one of the world’s leading makers of plant-based foods and beverages. The transaction is designed to create further opportunities for growth, making plant-based nutrition more accessible.
“As a pioneer in the plant-based movement, we’ve introduced Vega to a core loyal fan base and we are confident that WhiteWave will provide us with the expertise and resources to further realize our vision of empowering the world to thrive through clean, plant-based nutrition,” said Charles Chang, president and founder of Vega. •
Hempola – one of the first hemp companies in Canada – has now been re-branded as Mettrum Originals.
These aromatherapy pastilles from St. Claires are made of pure essential oils and herbal extracts in a base of organic molasses granules. Produced in a dedicated allergen-free facility. Distributed by Sproutmaster. www.sproutmaster.com firstname.lastname@example.org
With great fanfare and many friends and industry colleagues in attendance, Avril Supermarché Santé opened its first store in the Québec City region (Levis, QC) on May 27.
According to Avril, the 20, 000 square foot Levis store becomes the largest of its kind in the region and represents an investment of $4 million. Like its Brossard, Granby and Longueuil locations, it offers organic and natural products, fine grocery, local and gluten-free products, certified organic fruit and vegetables, natural supplements and vitamins, natural and organic cosmetics.
Dining options include the Avril Café with 60 seats, offering breakfast, a daily menu, a sandwich and salad bar, smoothies and a delicious selection of desserts and snacks. The first Crudessence counter in the Quebec City region offers organic, raw food.
Sylvie Senay and Rolland Tanguay, owners of the other three Avril Supermarché Santé stores, are the initiators of this project. “For a few years now, the people of the Québec region have been requesting a store through our website,” says Sylvie. “We noticed during Expo Manger Santé that the people of Quebec are aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle.”
“We offer a 100 per cent healthy and natural alternative to traditional supermarkets,” added Rolland. •
The 4th Annual John Holtmann Memorial Golf Tournament was a great success. “CHFA was thrilled to take the lead in organizing the event this year,” said CHFA president Helen Long. “Thanks to all our sponsors and golfers, we were able to make a significant contribution to the Vitamin Angels. We would like to thank everyone that participated in the event and helped to make it a wonderful and successful day.”
Finlandia Pharmacy and Natural Health Centre was founded in 1974. The vision of pharmacist Harlan Lahti, Finlandia has stood the test of time. It was a unique business when it opened, and continues to be to this date, offering customers and clients a vast selection of products, the benefits of a compounding pharmacy and a multitude of professional services.
Mark Wednesday August 26 on your calendar: CNHR Magazine is hosting the first-ever Greater Ottawa Natural Open Golf Tournament at Pine View Golf Course in Ottawa.
“We have two goals with this tournament,” explained CNHR publisher Bruce Cole. “We want to create a regional event, bringing industry members from eastern Ontario and western Quebec together for a day of fun and camraderie. Secondly, we want the natural health community to support an important local charitible organization. This year, we will be working with Harmony House in Ottawa.” Harmony House serves a vital role in the nation’s capital: it is a second-stage women's shelter (the only one in eastern Ontario), assisting women and their children in making the transition from a life of fear and abuse to one of security, confidence and independence.
The day will include lunch, 18 holes of golf (team scramble format scoring), dinner, prizes and a silent auction. Retailers and suppliers are welcome to enter a foursome or sign-up individually. Single players will be formed into foursomes. Sponsors are invited to take part. Hole sponsorships are available. Out-of-town guests can find tournament accommodation rate at Marriott Ottawa East for $139 per night. Cost for tournament entry is $125 per player plus GST ($40 for dinner only plus HST). For more information, email Candace Sicari at email@example.com. or firstname.lastname@example.org •
On January 23, 2015, the five owners of SOL Natural Foods in Aylmer, QC (James McConnell, Jean-Guy Beaudry, Guy Couture, Marie Couture and Monique Enright) began a long-awaited expansion project. The current store will be increased by 3,000 sq. ft., taking the store size to 6,000 sq. ft. (4,000 sq. ft. sales floor). “We’ve been dreaming of this project for 10 years,” said Monique. “We wanted to offer our customers a sales area of 4,000 sq. ft. Since 2005, SOL has felt the need to double its existing space. Finally, in 2007, an opportunity presented itself. A restaurant went up for sale 600 feet from our location at that time, and the available space was equivalent to the space we were already occupying . We could see expanding our sales area to the 4,000 square feet that we needed. The additional sales area will enable us to increase our inventory. We will also be able to enhance the presentation of our products, improve our customers’ comfort and shopping experience and better serve our customers.”
General manager Guy Couture said despite the work going on, the store has remained open. “One of our greatest challenges has been to let our customers know that we were open during the renovations.” The expansion will be complete this spring. SOL was opened in 1986 by the current owners. •
Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) is now selling its Ontario Natural brand outside of Ontario. “In an effort to expand and develop its Ontario Naturals brand, ONFC decided late in 2014 to begin shipping to existing ONFC members and customers beyond the Ontario border,” explained Jennifer Hyde, Ontario Natural’s brand manager. “This was a momentous occasion since we had always restricted the sale of our products to Ontario customers. This expansion allowed us to ship to our 125+ customers outside of Ontario, as far west as Winnipeg and as far east as Halifax.
“Alongside this was our decision to develop a working relationship with Horizon Distributors in British Columbia. ONFC and Horizon have had a long-time relationship but had never done any business together, until now. In February of 2015, we started shipping the Ontario Natural sauerkrauts and canned tomatoes to Horizon, which has exclusivity within the province of British Columbia. So far, pick up at the retail level has been strong.”
For more information, contact Jennifer at email@example.com. •
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