Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

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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Preferred Nutrition Maca Peru winners

Preferred Nutrition Maca Peru winners

Avi Dor and Nicholas Durand of Biodor Produit Naturels, Montreal, toured Peru as the winners of the Ultimate Maca Contest in Peru, with George Hildebrandt and Joanne McDonald (with husband Steve McDonald) of Preferred Nutrition. George of Hilgan Enterprises, a native of Peru, was their tour guide.  The current contest for the 2015 Ultimate Maca Peru trip ends in March. Talk to your Preferred Nutrition account manager for details on how to win a trip to Peru with George and Preferred Nutrition.  

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Kardish Health Food Centre wins Ottawa best business award

Kardish Health Food Centre wins Ottawa best business award

Kardish Health Food Centre, Ottawa, ON, has been named the Outstanding Business of the Year Award winner as part of The Best Ottawa Business Awards, which was presented Nov. 20.

Brothers Robert and Carey Assaf, the co-owners of Kardish, have been involved with the organization for much of their lives: their father, Michael, was a franchisee who owned and operated Kardish locations between 1984 and 2005.  After working with the business in various capacities, the brothers acquired full ownership in 2010.

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Guelph Organic Expo

Recharging, learning and munching should be your top priorities for the annual Guelph Organic Conference & Expo.

“We’ve been selling organics for 21 years and you tend to get caught up in the day-to-day operations of the store,” notes Lynda Phillips, president of Lyn-Dys Health Foods in London, Ontario.  “It’s so nice to go to the conference and get re-confirmed about our purpose,” she adds.  Some days can be tough in retail, especially those filled with customers who question the products offered.  At the conference, “you can socialize with like-minded people, and get that boost to keep going with what you’re doing,” says Lynda.

Conference manager Tomás Nimmo feels that one of the biggest benefits of the conference is the ability to meet with primary suppliers.  “This is a great opportunity to meet with agri-producers/manufacturers and their distributors, sample their products, and talk at length with them,” notes Tomas.  “This is a no- pressure show,” he adds. 

The conference is also a great educational opportunity. “In our store we are often broaching the conversation ‘what is organic,’ and helping people talk to their families about why eating organic is important,” says Lynda.  “The technical information is very helpful,” she notes.  For example, workshops such as Organic Certification Demystified are designed to assist interested consumers, but also are beneficial for store staff.  The conference also draws a diverse gathering of farmers, eco-associations and motivated consumers, making for great networking.

The success of the conference mirrors the continued increase in consumer demand for organics.  A 2013 study by the Canada Organic Trade Association (COTA), found that the value of the Canadian organic food market – at $3 billion per year – had tripled since 2006.  It also found that 58 per cent of Canadians reported purchasing some organic products every week, with this rate even higher amongst ethnic Canadians, people living in Canada’s largest cities, households with young families and consumers with university educations.

This year’s conference features close to 160 exhibitors including Pfennings Organic (both the farm distributor and the farm store), Organic Meadow, Ontario Natural Food Co-op, Nature’s Path, Crofters, Organics Live and dozens more.  The workshop schedule is jam packed with 42 offerings covering a diverse range of topics including soil fertility, organic crop production, pollination, permaculture, restoration agriculture and many others. 

The Guelph Organic Conference takes place January 29 to February 1 2015.  Registration, maps and details can be found at www.guelphorganicconf.ca. •

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CHFA Quebec 2015

CHFA Quebec 2015

After several years at another downtown Montreal location, CHFA Quebec is returning to the Palais des congrès in 2015.

With approximately 140 exhibiting companies, this will be the largest show that CHFA has held in Montreal.   The event, which only takes place every other year, is an excellent opportunity to source new products, meet with manufacturers and suppliers that you might not see otherwise and network with the industry.  In addition to the many show specials that exhibitors will have available, you can also take advantage of free education being held right on the show floor. The CHFA is also proud to host the CHFA Industry Achievement Awards & Dinner on February 6 which celebrates excellence in the natural health and organic products industry.

Complete details and information on registering can be found on the CHFA website, chfa.ca or by emailing info@chfa.ca.

CHFA Winter Classic

CHFA is organizing the third annual Winter Classic, a hockey game between industry suppliers and retailers on Thursday, February 5 at 2:00 pm at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. We invite everyone to come out to watch the fun and then gather at the sports bar inside the complex for a reception following the game.  Shuttle bus service has been arranged  to and from the event from the Westin Hotel, located directly across from the Palais des congrès on St. Antoine. Check the CHFA website for complete details on this fun afternoon that marks the opening event for the CHFA Quebec weekend.  • 

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Friend of the Sea certification

Friend of the Sea certification

Renew Life has announced its Norwegian Gold Fish Oil line is now Friend of the Sea Certified. 

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National Nutrition wins award for retailing excellence

National Nutrition wins award for retailing excellence

CHFA East in Toronto proved to be a good weekend for Darren Firth (centre) and the entire team at National Nutrition in Orillia, ON.

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Fast acting pain relief from Genuine Health

Fast acting pain relief from Genuine Health
Brand new Biovaflex is our fast-acting patented eggshell membrane that is proven to work in as little as five days. You’ll find it in all of our pain relief products for joint, muscle, and inflammatory pain.
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Instant quinoa powder from Organika

Instant quinoa powder from Organika
Organika has introduced a new Organic Gelatinized Quinoa Powder that is the first of its kind in Canada in that it is INSTANT.  It is naturally more potent and enriched with minerals, complete amino acids, iron, folate and fibre.  Great for a vegan protein and gluten-free diet.  Voted Top 10 Most Innovative Product at Grocery Showcase West 2014.  organika.com
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Organic müesli from Eden Foods

Whole grain cereal from organic rolled oats, rye, and spelt wheat that can be enjoyed cold or hot. Three organic dried fruits provide sweet, tangy flavor. Roasted, lightly salted organic pumpkin seeds and raw sunflower seeds lend richness and crunch. Low sodium, rich in magnesium. Provides lasting energy and complete protein.  edenfoods.com
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The basis of health

The basis of health
BASENTABS pH-balance PASCOE® is a revolutionary formula with a balanced mixture of bicarbonates now with Zinc. Proven high alkalinizing capacity, free of sugar, gluten and lactose. Small, easy-to-swallow tablets and each box comes with 21 pH test strips
www.basentabs.com  (866)535-0099
 
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Broad spectrum vitamin- mineral supplement

Broad spectrum vitamin- mineral supplement
A comprehensive and synergistic blend of 27 high potency nutrients that enable your body to neutralize free radicals, repair damaged arteries, and dissolve accumulated arterial plaque.      
For inquiries call 855 314-3411
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The Leader in Garcinia Cambogia

The Leader in Garcinia Cambogia
NutraCentials Garcinia Cambogia Nx™ exclusively uses Super Citrimax® - The only clinically proven Garcinia Cambogia on the market backed by 10 published studies proving weight loss.
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Collagen generator from Preferred Nutrition

Collagen generator from Preferred Nutrition
Clinically proven for beautiful skin, hair and nails as well as dense, flexible bones and healthy joints – BioSil™ is now available in 120’s size. BioSil™ is the only collagen generator with ch-OSA. Ask your account manager for details. PNO.CA
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Plant based protein from Vega

Plant based protein from Vega
Vega, the leader in clean, plant-based nutrition, introduces its newest product: Vega Protein & Greens. Inspired by consumers’ growing demand for multisource plant-based protein and easy, great-tasting ways to get their greens, Vega Protein and Greens solves the daily chore of finding both—all at a price designed to drive sales.   myvega.com
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First ever organic wipes

First ever organic wipes
Natracare’s innovative approach to solving conventional personal care issues leads to the launch of the world’s first, fully certified Organic, Natracare Cleansing Makeup Removal Wipes, certified to COSMOS , the European developed, International organic standard for cosmetics and personal care.   
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Natural gummie vitamins from Sisu

Natural gummie vitamins from Sisu
SISU U-Cubes™ are pectin-based gummies, made with non-GMO ingredients.. What’s more, they’re naturally coloured, naturally sweetened, contain no beef or pork gelatin, and are made in small batches to ensure the highest quality and freshness. They’re also rigorously tested for safety and potency… but never animal tested.  For more information 
800/663-4163 or visit sisu.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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