Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

May/June 2015

The thoughts of spring, warmer temperatures and flowers blooming will be a welcome reality after this frigid winter most of us have endured.  CHFA West in Vancouver is just around the corner, April 9-12, 2015.   Team CNHR is now working on our CHFA West post-show issue, which is one of our fastest growing issues of the year.  This is a perfect time to follow up your trade show efforts with an ad and news item in Trade Talk to refresh the memory of those retailers who saw your new products at CHFA West, and to also let those retailers who didn’t attend know what they missed at your booth.

CONGRATULATE THE WINNING RETAILER:
The May-June issue is also the perfect time to acknowledge excellence: specifically, to recognize the winner of the Brock Elliott Retailer of Excellence award.  You can take part in congratulating the winning retailer for only $425: this is your chance to recognize your customer on their win OR if they are not currently your customer, this is a fantastic way to be “introduced” to the winner of this award.  Once the issue is in the mail, call the retailer to follow up or better yet when the sales person visits, it can be a conversation starter.  
The $425 spent on this ad can lead to a long-lasting relationship with the winning retailer.

NEW PRODUCTS:   Don’t miss this opportunity to feature your new product for only $425.  If you place an ad (one third or larger), you receive a free Product Profile.   Just send us a high resolution image (300dpi) and a 40 word product description.  Also, include contact information to make it easy for the retailers to contact you.

EDITIORAL FEATURE:
How to better market your fridge space for Probiotics.    
We invite suppliers with a probiotic product to participate in this feature article.  Please contact me for further details.  Deadline for submissions is March 23.  (This feature is free to participate in.)


STAY IN THE NEWS WITH CNHR’S TRADE TALK
As always, please send me your industry news for our Trade Talk section.  Trade Talk 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 customers and potential new customers updated on your new products, new staff, new website, new promotions, etc.  Deadline March 23rd.  This is a FREE service.

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Organic aloe water

Organic aloe water

Lily of the Desert ‘s new USDA organic aloe water – Aloe H2O – is the optimal way to stay active and hydrated, and it only contains 3g of sugar per serving!  Aloe Mix n’ Go is the perfect solution to receiving aloe’s benefits while on-the-go.  Each packet contains the equivalent to a daily dose of aloe and you just mix with water n’ go!  www.lilyofthedesert.com

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Organic chicken and vegetable broth in 8 oz. cartons

Organic chicken and vegetable broth in 8 oz. cartons

Pacific Foods is excited to introduce 8oz multipack Organic Low Sodium Chicken & Vegetable Broths. Ideal for the inspired home chef, each 8oz carton is the perfect recipe size for your favourite dishes, insuring that no product goes to waste! Each unique 8oz carton is made for convenience – easy-to-pour and reclosable!  www.pacifacfoods.com

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24hr immune support

24hr immune support

In the world of vitamin C’s, only one provides 24hr immune support – Ester-C. It’s clinically proven to be absorbed faster and remain in the white blood cells of the immune system longer. Regular vitamin C just can’t compare. Ester-C Supreme is enhanced with immune-boosting Larch arabinogalactan and berry bioflavonoids and quercetin for potent antioxidant support.

For more information call 800.663.4163 or visit sisu.com

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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.  

 www.canprev.ca   888-226-7733

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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.
naturalfactors.com
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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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CNHR News Podcast

cnhr radio hour

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

Check out this month's podcast here

Your customers have spoken.  The numbers are convincing: Canada’s natural health retailers turn to CNHR for your new products.  A survey conducted in June 2020 shows retailers read the ads and Product Profiles, and react to them.  They order products they’ve seen in CNHR.  They look for your new products in CNHR.  Reach your customers via CNHR by print, video and/or podcast.  Various opportunities available to fit any budget. 

• Launch your new products

• Support your sales team

• Be visible as stores re-focus and re-charge

• Stake your position in the “new normal”

• Reach more stores – from coast to coast

• Introduce your company to new potential customers • Combine CNHR’s print, video and podcast options

 

New!  Product profile package

Retailers want to see more of your new products.  So, we’re making it easier for you and them. 

Introducing our new Product Profile Package:  a three-pronged way to reach retailers by combining print, video and podcast.  You get all three!

PRINT:  Claim a spot on CNHR’s Product Profile pages, mailed to health food stores coast to coast, and read by over 10,000 retail store buyers, owners, managers and staff.

VIDEO:  This is new for CNHR – video product reviews.  You’ll get a 30 second review of your product with product image and voiceover.  Five products per video, then e-blasted to CNHR’s database, to be shared among staff and with the store’s customers.   

PODCAST:  Also a new feature.  Your product will get a mention on the New Products portion of the popular CNHR News Podcast, hosted by CNHR editor Bruce Cole and Deane Parkes.   Your company name, product name, a couple of lines, followed with your company contact information.

Three-platform exposure for your new products, delivered by CNHR, the trusted source of industry information retailers have counted on for 24 years.   Three platforms for $699.00

The Product Profile Package is FREE to all full or half page advertisers!

Contact Candace Sicari for more information:  candace@cnhr.ca , 705-209-9280     Deadline for the Sept/Oct issue is July 31

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