Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Community Natural named B Corp

  Community Natural Foods had reason for a double celebration recently: the Calgary-based retailer became B Corps certified and also won an award as one of the 50 Best Managed Companies.

   B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to help solve social and environmental problems. As a B Corp, Community Natural Foods is committed to adhering to and continuously creating new business operations that benefit people, the community, and the planet.

   The Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation symbolizes Canadian corporate success: companies focused on their core vision, creating stakeholder value and excelling in the global economy.  Community Natural Foods won the award for outstanding business performance and innovative management.

   In addition to these two accomplishments, Community Naturals was also named winner of the Brock Elliott Memorial Award for Retailing Excellence by the CHFA at the recent CHFA West in Vancouver.

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Purity Life table top show

Purity Life is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a very special table top show right in its Acton, ON warehouse on June 12, 2014 from 10AM to 4PM. With 40 vendors represented and with retailers coming from across Canada, it is expected to be a memorable event. There will be lectures, entertainment and great deals being offered from vendors for those retailers that participate in the show.

   "It's not very often you get a chance to stop and celebrate what has been achieved with the growth and development of Purity Life," said Matthew James, Purity Life president and CEO. "From the humble days of when Purity was founded by David and Elyse Chapman to the success Purity has today, it is truly impressive.  Purity has never been more focused, effective and innovative in the last 30 years and this has been achieved by the great people that make up Purity Life as well as the business partners we work with, being both retailers, vendors and brokers.  We are truly blessed to work in such a business and an industry that can impact people's lives in such a positive way. We expect to have a great event celebrating 30 years of business with the trade show on June 12 and we look forward to welcoming retailer partners to our facility."

   For more information, please contact your Purity Life representative

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Kardish opens store six in Ottawa

kardish health storeCarey and Robert Assaf, the owners of Kardish Health Food Centres in Ottawa, ON, have just opened their sixth store, this one in suburban Orleans, about 15 minutes east of the downtown core. The 2,500 sq. ft. store opened with little fanfare in a strip mall on a busy street in the New Year. Yet, reports Robert, it has been busy almost from the moment they opened the door. "There was just a buzz about the store coming into town. We didn't do any advertising...we just have a big sign out front. We're seeing between 80 and 90 customers a day. They're coming in, picking up a basket, and just filling it."

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Good Nature Health Foods Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Good Nature Health Foods Celebrates 20th Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since Donna Yamamoto spent some very long hours renovating her new retail space.  “I remember the hours - my knees and back were sore from scraping the glue off the floor to prepare for the new flooring.”  Donna was 31 years old with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, and a majoring in psychology when she found the empty 632 square foot retail space for her store, Good Nature Health Foods in North Vancouver. 

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Retailer Janet Jacks Publishes Food Book

Retailer Janet Jacks Publishes Food Book

Janet Jacks, a well-known and successful retailer in southern Ontario, has written a book based on her life work and research.  Discover the Power of Food: The 10 Week Plan to Transform Your Life consolidates Janet’s 40 years of food experience and research, dozens of years of success, and the latest nutritional information into one life-changing book complete with practical tips and tools and over 100 healthy recipes to help get you started.

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25 years of Bringing Natural Health to Remote Northern BC

25 years of Bringing Natural Health to Remote Northern BC

Ave Maria Gifts and Specialties recently marked its 25th year in business.  Proudly announcing itself as “the largest natural health food store in northern British Columbia” on its website, co-founder and co-owner Dave Fuller calls it, “a meeting place for people trying to clean up the air, feed the world, broker peace or get rid of fluoride in Prince George.”

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Carlson MedOmega

carlson-omega-threesCarlson MedOmega provides 2800 mg of omega-3s including EPA & DHA, which support cardiovascular health and cognitive function. Bottled in Norway to ensure maximum freshness, MedOmega has a natural lemon-lime flavor. Freshness, potency and purity of all Carlson fish oils are guaranteed.
www.carlsonlabs.com

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HoneyBar

honeybarIt's all about taste
Healthy, yes! But you can't resist the taste of a HoneyBar. Made with various combinations of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, rolled oats and more, all held together with ONLY honey, they define healthy goodness and great taste. Please see our website for a list of distributors.
www.HoneyBar.ca

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Sisu full spectrum salmon oil

Sisu-fatty-acidsHigh-potency fatty acids
SISU Full Spectrum Omega Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil provides 17 whole, high-potency fatty acids in ratios that reflect those found in wild salmon for increased bioavailability, and the most vitamin D and astaxanthin in a fish oil. A proprietary purification process guarantees the absence of environmental toxins and ensures optimal potency. SISU Full Spectrum is IFFO-certified for environmentally-responsible sourcing and production. For more information, call 800.663.4163 or visit sisu.com

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BoneMD from Hedleys

hedleys-bone-mdNew one-per-day supplement
BoneMD contains MBP, a whey protein fraction clinically shown to increase bone mineral density and suppress bone loss. One would have to drink almost a litre of milk to get the MBP contained in a single daily-dose BoneMD capsule. Visit www.bonemd.ca for details.
Call 1-888-292-5660 or visit www.hedleys.ca to order

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Organika 100 percent Citric Acid

organika-citric-acidNatural preservative
Organika's new 100 per cent Pure Citric Acid is a natural preservative that inhibits the growth of bacteria and microorganisms such as mold. It is an essential sprouting aid as it keeps germinating seeds safe from contamination, and is great for canning foods because of its ability to delay spoilage. For more information, please contact us at: 800-663-8880 or email orginfo@organika.com.

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Homeopathic Flu remedy from Boiron

Boiron Flu ReliefHelp for the flu season
Oscilloccocinum is a homeopathic medicine used to effectively relieve flu-like symptoms including fever, chills, body aches and headache. It can be used by the whole family and is available in several formats including 6, 12 and 30-doses packs. At the first signs of flu-like symptoms, don't wait and take Oscillo. www.boiron.ca

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Flora Manuka Toothpaste

Flora Manuka ToothpasteManuka & Propolis toothpaste with Manuka Oil
This unique formula from Manuka Health New Zealand combines three natural oral hygiene ingredients: BIO30 NZ Propolis, MGO 400+ Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil. Contains no fluoride or preservatives and has never been tested on animals. Imported by Flora Manufacturing & Distributing Ltd. florahealth.com

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Sisu No 7

Sisu Reduce Joint PainSISU No 7 is re-defining the joint category with an innovative product specifically formulated for active lifestyle consumers. Created to improve flexibility, overall mobility and range of motion, especially for the post-activity "tweaks and twinges" that limit action and movement. The fast-acting, once daily dosage eliminates the traditional 6-8 week build-up period needed for most joint products and helps to reduce joint pain within 7 days. For more information call 800.663.4163 or visit sisu.com

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Naturally Nova Scotia Organic Vitamins

Naturally Nova Scotia Organic VitaminsNaturally Nova Scotia Organics introduces 100 per cent pure plant/food based USDA certified organic vitamins and minerals. This unique blend of USDA certified organic plants and food provides you a worry free multivitamin: non-synthetic, chemical free, gmo free and non-fermented.
www.naturallynovascotia.com

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Renew Life Critical Care

Renew Life Ultimate FlorsUltimate Flora Critical Care was voted for by you and won Alive Gold for best digestive health product and best immune product at CHFA East 2013. Delivering 50 billion probiotic bacteria per capsule, it is ideal for chronic digestive issues, constipation, boosting immunity and the maintenance of good health. www.renewlife.ca

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Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

bragg-apple-cider-vinegarBragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is made from the finest, delicious, healthy, organically grown apples. Adds great taste to foods and recipes. Other benefits include: controls weight as part of a healthy diet, effective in helping control blood glucose and insulin levels by lowering the glycemic index of foods, rich in enzymes, applied externally helps maintain healthy skin. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is also used as the key ingredient in Bragg's NEW line of delicious pre-mixed All Natural Healthy Drinks. www.bragg.com

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Green Tree Health & Wellness Ltd.

Green Tree Health & Wellness Ltd.

New store, new partner, but same focus on customer service

After an internet search, a simple click and some negotiations, Marilyn Allin found herself packing and moving. Almost that simply, she was the owner of a health food store in Quesnel, BC.

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Natural Harvest gets ready to start its next 25 years

Natural Harvest gets ready to start its next 25 years

New home in the works as Natural Harvest gets ready to start its next 25 years in west Kelowna

The future is looking bright for husband and wife team Randall and Michele Kovacs and their store Natural Harvest, which has been a fixture in the community for over 25 years.
Located in Westbank in the greater Kelowna, B.C. region, the 1,700 square foot store is set to move to a new 2,000 sq. ft. stand-alone building in 2014.

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Nature's Emporium celebrates 20th anniversary

Award-winning Nature's Emporium celebrates 20th anniversary with family, industry friends
by Ryan Dennis

Nothing's easy and nothing's hard... you just gotta do It!"  For an independent family business celebrating 20 years shared in good health, these iconic words – recollected by Nature's Emporium president Joe D'Addario at the company's 20th anniversary event in November – have become a warm touchstone to the roots of success.

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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!

For more information please contact:

Ellen Wheeler, Director of Sales    
ellen.wheeler@alive.com
604-295-9126