Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

November-December-2013

cns-nov-december-2013-coverIndustry news and marketing information for Canada's natural health suppliers. Nov/Dec 2013 Issue.

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November-December 2013 Issue Preview

Next issue is our 100th!
The first issue of CNHR rolled off the presses in May 1997. Our next issue will be our 100th, and we’ll have some special things to mark the event, including a look back at some of the most newsworthy industry stories and events over the past 16 years.
Here’s what else is happening:

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Tracking your customer traffic

Today, over 50 per cent of North American specialty retailers have installed traffic monitoring systems in some or all stores. However, despite the increasingly sophisticated nature of the technology, many retailers have failed to capitalize on the full potential of traffic counting systems and convert the information into what they need most: a significant increase in sales.

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Carlson Laboratories opens new manufacturing facility


Carlson Laboratories opened its new manufacturing facility in Arlington Heights, Illinois June 14, 2013. In order to expand its operations and to accommodate business growth, Carlson Laboratories moved to the new facility, which is almost double the size of its previous plant.
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Bioresource adds Ortis line


BioResource Inc. Sales & Marketing has announced a new association with Adrienne M Natural Health Products Inc. for the distribution of products from Ortis, a leading European herbal product manufacturer.
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St Francis introduces five new products

St Francis Herb Farm is planning to introduce five new products at CHFA East in October. New products include: Fémance Menopause (Vitex Combo) Vegicaps, Liquid Coconut Oil, Coconut Oil & Butter Ghee Cooking Spray, Oréganum Plus for Kids, and Oréganum Plus Gelcaps with Vitamin A.
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New branding for Vitality

As reported in the May-June issue of CNHR, one of Canada's oldest natural health companies has rebranded. Cheryl Grant from Vitality says the new branding reflects energy, confidence and simplicity to help customers select products. The branding was created with the busy retail shelves in mind to be fresh, and eye catching for merchandising in natural health stores.
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Vega has new recycled packaging

Vega has introduced a category first for the nutritional beverage and sport nutrition category: 100 per cent (excluding colorant) post-consumer recycled plastic tubs for the entire Vega One and Vega sport line. The new tubs contain 96 per cent recycled content which helps save landfill space and helps preserve the environment. This packaging change is part of Vega's ongoing commitment to provide sustainable products, packaging and practices that meet the needs and expectations of conscientious customers.
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Organika renames product


To meet Health Canada's regulations, Organika has re-named Organika's Organic Coconut Aminos. The new name is Organic Coconut Sauce.
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Vitamosts' Formula FLW now available direct to retailers

"For many years, Formula FLW was only available to retailers through third-party distributors," explained Brian Bylsma, Vitamost's vice-president and director of sales. "Someone once said to me that the best people to sell a product are the people who created it. So, that's what we're doing. We are proud and excited to be offering the original arterial cleansing and cardiovascular health product, formulated by our founder David W. Rowlands 30 years ago. Formula FLW continues to deliver remarkable results."

By selling direct, Vitamost can support retailers through prompt access and training, while providing access to additional condition specific educational material.

For more information and to read testimonials about Formula FLW, please go to www.vitamost.com or you can call

855/314-3411.

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Natural Factors launches four new products

The all-new ECHINAMIDE Quick-Blast liqui-gel softchews arrive just in time for winter. Your customers will love this soothing eucalyptus, peppermint and lemon in a base of honey and super-strength Echinamide to instantly soothe the throat and clear the sinuses in one quick blast.

Natural Factors new Green Coffee Bean will be a popular choice for your customers interested in healthy weight control.

Natural Factors Organic Oil of Oregano has been a top selling product for years. Natural Factors has just released the extremely potent, easy to use Organic Oil of Oregano in softgels.

Natural Factors new, easy to swallow RxOmega-3 Mini-Gels are high potency omega-3 EPA and DHA at half the size of other fish oil softgels. The clear enteric-coated softgels will prevent fishy repeat.

Also, the new Natural Factors website is coming soon. Estimated launch time is early October. You and your customers will enjoy improved navigation and increased education content on products and health conditions.

For more information, please contact your Natural Factors representative or visit www.naturalfactors.com.

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ONFC acquires Black River Juice Company Limited


The Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC), has purchased the assets of one of Canada's leading juice brands – Black River Juice Company.
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Canada's organic market worth $3.7 billion


A recent study of Canada's organic marketplace, launched by the Canadian Organic Trade Association (COTA) indicates Canada's organic market grew to $3.7 billion in 2012, with national sales of certified organic food and non-alcoholic beverages reaching $3 billion.
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Puresource opens new distribution centre

Puresource has opened a new 30,000 sq. ft. distribution facility on Annacis Island in Delta, British Columbia. With the addition of this new facility, Puresource will increase its overall capacity and help support our business growth in Western Canada.
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A Showcase of the Best our Industry has to Offer

Attend Canada’s largest trade show for natural health and organic products

Conference: October 3        Trade Show: October 5

Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building

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The Big Carrot

After 30 years, Toronto's Big Carrot continues to educate, influence and champion positive change

The Big Carrot celebrates 30 years of serving Torontonians this fall. Acknowledged by many as one of Toronto's top natural retail destinations, "The Carrot" is the classic full-service neighbourhood health food store. Located in the heart of the city's Greektown, it has a constant stream of people coming and going, everyone from moms with kids in-tow and busy business people stopping in for a quick bite or smoothie.

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Nutter's Cranbrooke

Strong team the key to success at Nutter's Cranbrook

Denise Pallisen, owner of Nutter's in Cranbrook, B.C., relies greatly on her team.
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Whole Foods Penticton, BC

Whole Foods adds new services to combat changing retailer landscape in Penticton, BC

Richard Hunt from Whole Foods Emporium Ltd, Penticton, B.C, reports the arrival of a mass chain store has changed the landscape in his town.

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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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CNHR News Podcast

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

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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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