Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Nature's Fare Penticton

Nature's Fare Penticton eyes expansion to 7,600 sq. ft.

Community outreach, loyalty program contribute to growth

Nature's Fare in Penticton, B.C. is on a bit of a winning streak, according to store manager Bobbi Krien. "Our store recently won best of the south Okanagan for "Best Health Food/Vitamin store" for 2013. We also won this award in 2011 and 2012. This award is voted on by the public. Also, Nature's Fare Markets on the whole won the CHFA Canadian retailer of the year award this year and it is the first time any retailer has won it four times!

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Vitamin King

Twenty two years ago, husband and wife team Don and Margaret Bird took a leap of faith and pursued a dream......a dream to open a store that could help others with their health. That dream became a reality in August of 1992 when the doors to Vitamin King were first opened to the residents of Penticton, B.C.
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Nutter's Lethbridge, AB

"It's about going that extra mile with customers"
Victor and Anne Wetch are no strangers to natural health retailing. And they are definitely no strangers to running a successful business. Since they became the owner of Nutter's in Lethbridge in 1995, sales have tripled and the vitamin section, which has been a driving force, has tripled in space. But the-now 6,000 sq. ft. Nutter's store isn't Victor's first experience with natural health retailing – he started Nutter's in Stettler, Alberta in 1986.
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Mother Nature's

Sharon and Mickey Tarasoff caused a minor shockwave a few years ago when they moved their long-serving store in Castelgar, B.C., to a new location.
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September-October 2013

CNS-Sept-Oct-13Industry news and marketing information for Canada's natural health suppliers. Sept/Oct 2013 Issue.

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Willie Pelzer

Willie Pelzer, the founder of Sunny Crunch Foods Ltd. and former CHFA president, passed away on Friday, May 17 at the age of 79. Willie served as president of CHFA from 1969 to 1971, and again from 1991 to 1997.

A release from CHFA recalls Willie as a person "who worked tirelessly for our industry. Known to many as the saviour of CHFA in the '90s when our Association had come to a crossroads, Willie assumed the leadership role, donated office space and generously provided financing for the revitalization."

Willie was honoured in 1997 by becoming the first recipient of CHFA's prestigious Hall of Fame award.

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Contest will send two retailers to Peru for eight days


Preferred Nutrition is offering retailers an opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to win an eight-day trip to Peru. One lucky retailer will win this Peruvian trip of a lifetime for two (estimated value $10,000). The date of the trip will be August, 2014.

The winner will tour Lima, seeing everything from pre-Inca structures to the beautiful architecture, art and gardens of colonial Lima. Other stops include Cuzco and the Sacred Valley. The highlight of this fantastic adventure is Machu Picchu where you will enjoy a complete guided tour with time for photographs, exploring and enjoying the spectacular views. Machu Picchu is in the top 10 of every "must see" list.

To qualify for the draw, a retailer must purchase a minimum of $2,500 of Ultimate Maca products between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014. To obtain more ballots for the draw, talk to your account manager for bonus ballot opportunities. Ask your account managers for details and start qualifying now. www.pno.ca.

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Retailers can win a trip for four to Seaworld

Natural Factors is running a contest in support of its new Treehouse Kids Supplements. The "Back To School" contest runs August, September and October 2013. The grand prize is a trip for four to SeaWorld, Orlando, FLA. There are also Daily Prize Packs to be won. Order your Treehouse Kids Supplements display today. For more information, please contact your Natural Factors sales representative.

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ONFC table top event

Retailers invited to ONFC table top event August 10-11

The third Annual Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) table top show (August 10 and 11) promises a little of everything for retailers.  “This year we will be having 80 vendors, a high-end tent, live entertainment, great giveaways, delicious organic food, tons of samples, new vendors and new products,” says ONFC’s Jesse Rayos.  “And of course we will have big deals for retailers.  It will be tons of fun.”

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Montreal's BioTerre Epicerie Sante


Montreal's BioTerre Epicerie Sante is one of those "must-see" natural health stores that offers up a number of pleasant surprises to any visitor. Nestled on a corner in a bustling downtown Montreal neighborhood, BioTerre is a 3,900 sq. ft., full service store that is visually pleasing in so many ways.

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Julia Baldwin

Julia Baldwin, the National Key Account Manager for Natural Factors, passed away suddenly on Friday July 12. She was 50.

julie-baldwinArrangements have been made by her family to give industry friends and co-workers an opportunity to say farewell to Julia. Everyone who wishes is welcome to attend one or both of these special events in remembrance of Julia.

There will be an open casket viewing:

Saturday, July 20  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Burquitlam Funeral Home 625 North Road, Coquitlam, BC    604/936-9987

The funeral service will be held:

Monday, July 22   10:00 am

St. John the Apostle Church  2208 St.John's St.  Port Moody, BC

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CHFA Vancouver awards and pictures

CHFA Vancouver awards and pictures.

part 1

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Food Trends

Whole grain has been a core component of human sustenance for well over 10,000 years. Some advanced cultures of the world have revered a particular grain so much that they deemed it sacred and made it a civilizing fundamental and a daily food staple. Most of these grains have endured and remain a primary source of nourishment for a majority of the world's people.

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Nature's Fare Kelowna adds 2,500 sq. ft.

The Nature's Fare store at the Orchard Plaza in Kelowna, B.C. has just completed a major addition.

Alexa Monahan of Nature's Fare said, "We've added 2,500 square feet, mainly retail. We've increased the size of each of our departments (deli, produce, grocery, meats, haba, vitamins/supplements) as well as adding additional cash registers."

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Food Trends

This article was a combined effort of the staff at Eden Foods.

Whole grain has been a core component of human sustenance for well over 10,000 years. Some advanced cultures of the world have revered a particular grain so much that they deemed it sacred and made it a civilizing fundamental and a daily food staple. Most of these grains have endured and remain a primary source of nourishment for a majority of the world's people.

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Oliver Health Foods celebrates 60 years

The year 1953 was certainly filled with newsworthy events. The post-Second World War baby boom was in full swing, as Canadian families grew at record rates. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place, and the three-year Korean War ended. In Nepal, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest. In Canadian sports, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup. And on a cool sunny Saturday in Toronto, the Hamilton Tiger Cats won the Grey Cup over Winnipeg (sorry Blue Bomber fans!)

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Trends in Natural Health

CNHR Exclusive!

In an exclusive interview with CNHR, Marian Berelowitz, an editor of JWTIntelligence, took some time to share what she sees are some of the hot trends that pertain to our industry. JWTIntelligence is a popular destination for people looking for the latest business trends. JWTIntelligence is part of JWT (formerly known as J. Walter Thompson) and calls itself a center for provocative thinking that is a part of JWT, the world's best-known marketing communications brand. We make sense of the chaos in a world of hyper-abundant information and constant innovation—finding quality amid the quantity." JWTIntelligence focuses on identifying changes in the global "zeitgeist" or spirit of the time, so as to convert shifts into compelling opportunities for brands.

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The Stone Store in Guelph, ON celebrates forty years

For 40 years, the Stone Store in Guelph, Ontario has worked its way into the hearts and minds of the people in this "green, granola" city. What began as a loosely undefined coop in 1970, it has become a well-known fixture in Guelph's downtown core.

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Supplements

The supplement category is constantly changing and evolving.  We contacted some supplement experts to find out what is currently trending in this category with both ingredients and customer wants.

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Sangster's opens first-ever organic market

In a departure from its traditional store model, Sangster's has opened its first-ever organic markets in Saskatchewan

Photos: Derek Pasitney Story: Bruce W. Cole

Just over a year ago, Darryl Sangster saw a potentially tremendous business opportunity materialize before his eyes in his very own kitchen at home. Within a year, he had parlayed that "potential opportunity" into four brand new organic market stores in three Saskatchewan cities.

 

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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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Get into the hands of 10,000+ retailers

Reach 10,000+ natural health store professionals via CNHR Magazine.  CNHR is delivered by Canada Post six times per year to virtually every health food store across Canada.  Retailers are your true sales force.  So, get your product into more stores and get them selling for you.  

Remember, your first sale is to the retailers.  CNHR can get your message in front of them. Connect with the retailers who sell and recommend your product.

Put CNHR’s many resources to work for you:Display ads, Product Profiles, Trade Talk news in CNHR Magazine along with Facebook, CNHR web page, podcasts, inserts, videos posted to our website, sending product samples to stores…we have the access to Canada’s natural health retailers.  Put our many resources to work for your company and products today.

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