Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Organika Enchanced Collagen

Organika’s Enhanced Collagen has met its “matcha!” 

Combines the benefits of collagen with organic matcha’s antioxidant profile, and providing alertness without the caffeine jitters.  For more great recipes and other product uses, follow @organikahealth organika collagenor visit our website at organika.com/blog

 

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Inika Organic Makeup

Certified organic beauty brand

INIKA Organic is an Australian-owned certified organic beauty brand.  Our promise is premium quality, 100% natural products that meet the highest organic standards possible, and are Certified Vegan and Cruelty Free, always.  With INIKA, there’s no need to compromise your skin’s health to get beautiful, flawless results from your makeup, every time.   orionsam.com

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Natural Calm Magnesium Gummies

The better-tasting, better-absorbing, best-loved magnesium, now in a delicious, chewable gummy.  Vegan, gluten-free and less than 1 gram of sugar per serving.  Available December 2018.

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St. Francis Deep Immune Line

Improves immune function

Our Deep Immune line is a best-selling cold and flu preventative.  Available as a liquid tincture and a highly potent 5:1 powder extract in the convenience of a capsule.    This powerful combination improves immune function and decreases the frequency and severity of colds, flu and infection. A versatile formula, it also acts as a tonic for fatigue and exhaustion and helps to mitigate immune depression. 

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Eden Foods Spicy Berry Mix

Sweet, tangy, spicy!

Eden Spicy Berry Mix is a hearty, healthy snack. Seasoned pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, raisins and blueberries provide sweet, tangy and spicy flavours. For school, home, work or travel. Organic, GF, 1 oz. or 4 oz.      edenfoods.com

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Joy of the Mountains Oregano Oil

Joy of the Mountains is a family business specializing in premium quality oil of oregano. An independent UBC study showed Joy of the Mountains was up to four times more effective against the H1N1 virus than other leading brands. Voted #1 Immune Product. 866/547-0268.joy of the mountans oregano

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Sisu 24-hour immune support

What is the Ester-C difference? It’s the only one that provides 24-hour immune support. Ester-C is clinically proven to be absorbed faster and remain in the white blood cells of the immune system longer. It is pH neutral, gentle on the stomach, and is the only form that contains active vitamin C metabolites. Plus, Sisu Ester-C is the most advertised, with the most merchandising support! For more information, visit sisu.comsisu esther c

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VitaDay Multi's for men and women

New VitaDay multivitamin and mineral formulas are four unique supplements formulated to meet the specific needs of men, men 50+, women and women 50+. These distinctive formulas feature a whole food greens blend, coenzyme B vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants for superior immune, bone, heart and eye health.   VitaDay Multivitamins are non-GMO, vegetarian, gluten-free and contain organic greens, vitamins and minerals.  888/826-9625.natural factors vita day

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Sisu Magnesium relaxation blend

Sisu Magnesium Relaxation Blend is a great-tasting drink mix that works quickly to relieve stress and tension, promoting a more relaxed state. It features magnesium bisglycinate/citrate with GABA and L-Theanine, to safely and effectively manage signs of stress, including anxiety and insomnia. Available in a delicious raspberry-lemonade flavour. Visit sisu.comsisu magnesium

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Facial care system

NOW Solutions’ new Charcoal Detox Facial Care system is perfect for most skin types and includes a gel cleanser, facial mask and moisturizer. Activated charcoal helps absorb excess oil, dirt, and impurities to refine the appearance of pores while acai and goji berry help to rejuvenate the skin and replenish its youthful glow. wwww.nowfoods.ca/beauty-healthnow foods anika

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Clean collagen

Introducing clean collagen from Genuine Health!  Each serving contains 10 grams of pure, hydrolyzed collagen from grass-fed, pasture-raised USDA cattle or sustainably sourced wild-caught fish from the North Atlantic. Both available in unflavoured and lightly flavoured water enhancers. Non-GMO, dairy and gluten-free.      genuinehealth.comgenuinehealth.comgenuine health collagen

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55+ Multivitamins

Every Woman's and Man's 55+ One Daily 

Multivitamins delivers fermented nutrients targeted for adults 55 and over, along with a clinical dose of plant-based astaxanthin and immune boosting Beta-Glucans. See your New Chapter account manager for details, and place your preorder now for additional special offers.     www.newchapter.canew chapter

 

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Community Farm Store

community far store staffOne of the most unique things about Community Farm Store in Duncan, B.C. is it holds its management meetings in the soothing waters of the nearby Cowichan River.

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New Avril store features organic microgreen farm

The newest Avril Supermarché Santé has taken “going green” to a whole new level.

avril supermarche santeThe giant Quebec-based natural health retailer opened its newest – and largest – location on June 6 in Laval, QC.   One of the most amazing features of this 44,000 sq. ft. store is an indoor farm.  The CultiGo automated vertical farming platform is a technology developed in Quebec by Inno-3B and it will allow Avril Laval to grow organic microgreens on-site year-round. Revolutionary and ecological, this farming technique reduces greenhouse gas emissions, eliminates pesticides and encourages local farming for incomparable freshness. Several varieties and blends of microgreens will be grown at the Laval store, and then be distributed to Avril’s other stores. Avril is the first retailer to use the CultiGo platform.

The Laval location – which the company says via press release is the largest health food store in Quebec – represents a $10M investment for Avril, which was founded in 1995 by Sylvie Senay and Rolland Tanguay. The opening of this new store has created 200 new jobs, bringing the total number of employees to nearly 1,000, working at one of the stores, at the logistics and distribution center or at the head office in Granby.

Three principles

Adapting to its customer’s needs and lifestyle, Avril Laval offers even more choice, based on three main principles: flavour, freshness and simplicity. Customers can now purchase fresh fish, homemade pizza, organic roasted chicken, bread and pastries, gelatos and grab-and-go meals. 

The gelatos are prepared in the traditional Italian style. The pizzas are made from the finest organic ingredients, including San Marzano tomatoes, and are baked on stone in a state-of-the-art oven. The fish comes from sustainable fishing practices and most are Ocean Wise certified.

The new store has a 130-seat food court and a 48-seat terrace. Two menus are offered:  one bistro-style and a vegan alternative.

Avril Laval has a large natural cosmetics department, designed to display iconic natural and organic cosmetic brands from here and abroad. Customers can also benefit from personalized recommendations from beauty advisors and receive skin care treatments in private treatment rooms.

“The opening of our eighth store in Laval is another step towards achieving our ultimate mission of making natural and organic products accessible to all,” says Sylvie. 

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Healthyway prioritizes WOW!

healthywayWhen the Pakosz family was planning a new building to move their health food store to, they all had the same word at the top of their wish list: wow.

After years of continually outgrowing the space at a strip mall, the owners of Healthyway Natural Foods in Campbell River. B.C. – Donna and Will, and Will’s parents Kay and Bill – made up their minds to create something big enough for now and for the future, and they wanted it to be special.  “We aimed to create a ‘wow’ factor when customers walked through the door,” says Will.  “We wanted our merchandising and store layout to have an intelligent plan.”  

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Alain Roy joining CNHR as business columnist

alain royCNHR is welcoming back one of its original (and most popular) business writers, Alain Roy. Alain brings a great deal of industry experience, having worked in all facets of our industry over the years, including retail, distribution, manufacturing and consulting. Currently, he is president of Veeva and Natural Business Partners.

Alain will be focusing his efforts into a series of continuing articles on the benefits of strong partnerships between retailers and suppliers. He will be asking industry leaders to share their greatest partnership success stories. “During my career, I have seen and been part of different partnership attitudes. Like personal relationships, working in true partnership means understanding each other’s needs. This new series will focus on understanding the needs of vendors and retailers alike, so we can all continue thriving.” Alain’s first article will appear in the September-October issue.     Welcome back, Alain!

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New company aims to help retailers and suppliers with e-commerce sales

raji kalraRaji Kalra has co-founded a new company called Peopletail. Its purpose is to make it easy for people to include their own links to e-commerce retailers in their articles, photos and videos - making their content into shoppable recommendations for other consumers to buy through. “The user-generated content from everyday people will help increase traffic to e-commerce stores of health food retailers,” explained Raji.

Peopletail (the name combines “people” and “retail”) rewards people for creating content for products they love. “In the natural health channel, people really listen to other people’s recommendation to learn about what products are good and what products work,” said Raji. “This will be a chance for people to get rewarded by sharing their product knowledge and experiences with others. This can be for products they love or believe in.”

Raji, who has been producing content for brands for nearly nine years, feels we are shifting into an era where brands won’t actually have to produce their own content as much in the future.   “We envision a future where brands will be able to focus their efforts on rewarding people for their content, especially when certain content generates with retailers.” Peopletail – which will be in testing phase starting June 2018 – will be collaborating with leading brands, magazine publishers and retailers in the natural health industry. Raji is the former head of Alive Studios, a digital division he sold to Alive Publishing Group in 2014. For more information, please email raji@peopletail.com.

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Saying goodbye to retail

don claire smithAfter an impressive 41 years in natural health retail, Don Smith and his wife Claire are moving on. They have sold their 6,500 sq. foot store - Foodsmiths - in Perth ON and are putting their retailing days behind them.

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Thoughtfully formulated products

mrs meyers cleaning productsMrs. Meyer's® Clean Day makes thoughtfully formulated household products that are powerful and a pleasure to use. Try relaxing Lavender, crisp Basil, or energizing Lemon Verbena to provide an aromatherapeutic experience while you clean. All products are ECOLOGO and Leaping Bunny certified. Now available in Canada!   mrsmeyers.ca

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Chicken bone broth

orgaika bone brothTraditionally made, this is a pure, easy to mix, “on the go" Bone Broth Protein Powder that’s as nutritious as ever. High in collagen, calcium and potassium and free of all antibiotics and added hormones, this cage-free chicken bone broth is simmered to ensure the maximum amount of nutrients.     organika.ca

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CNHR News Podcast

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News, Views and Happenings in the world of Canadian Natural Health.

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November/December Issue

Editorial in this issue:

CHFA East Wrap-up

We'll be providing coverage of CHFA East, including new product launches, news and photos from the show and coverage of the CHFA award winners.  We’ll have some photos from the fun we’ll be having at our booth.  We’re holding a TIFF-themed event, including a red carpet, a photo wall, swag bags and mini-interviews with “the stars of the natural health industry” (the retailers!)

Follow-up with customers after CHFA East

When CHFA East is over, CNHR can help you follow-up and re-enforce all of your sales efforts at the show by blanketing your target audience from coast to coast.  

I can explain all of the advertising, new product and editorial opportunities available to you to help you maximize your show expenditures and take your sales message out into the field.  Remember: CNHR reaches all of the retailers who attended the show, plus the thousands who didn’t attend!  Think of CNHR Magazine as your only sales person that gets into all health food stores from coast to coast, six times per year.

Book now for 2020, get 2019 rates!

Book your 2020 ad plan with CNHR before December 1 and we’ll give you the 2019 ad rates, plus an extra Product Profile in both CHFA show issues.  (Applies only to half-page ads and larger).

Congratulate the Brock Elliott Award winner

Congratulate the store that wins the prestigious Brock Elliott Memorial Award for Excellence in Retailing in print in CNHR.  Your logo and congratulatory message (for only $450) appear on the page with other vendors, extending your best wishes to the winning store.

Unsurpassed value – Product Profiles

Ask me about our Product Profiles. They are super-effective and super-affordable. Regardless of your company size or advertising budget, you cannot beat the value of a Product Profile in CNHR. Reach thousands of key buyers in stores from coast to coast for only $450 per issue for pennies per reader!

Contact: Candace Sicari - candace@cnhr.ca or Katherine Stevens - kstevens@cnhr.ca

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