Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Bulklax: a natural laxitive

bulklax-st-francisA great bulk-forming natural laxative with herbs that promote regularity and soothe irritated bowels, aiding as well in the digestion and absorption of nutrients.             

www.stfrancisherbfarm.com

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Vita Health opening seventh store in February 2013

Vita Health Stores in Winnipeg has announced plans for its newest and largest store to date. Vita Health Westwood will be opening in February 2013. 

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Choices Markets, The Big Carrot winners of Fairtrade Canada awards

Two of Canada's best-known health food stores were recently honoured for their ongoing commitment to fair trade products. Vancouver's Choices Markets and Toronto's The Big Carrot were among seven companies and organizations to win Canadian Fairtrade Awards, which were presented September 20 in Toronto by Fairtrade Canada.

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There's no great mystery about advertising: it works!

Does advertising work? This is the question everyone asks before they commit dollars to an advertising campaign. And it's a valid question. Personally, I have no doubt advertising works. Working on the ad side at CNHR for all these years has shown me many examples of advertising working for suppliers.

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Zak's in Sundridge expanding to 2,100 sq. ft.

The biggest health food store in the village of Sundridge ON is expanding.  Zak's Naturally, located three and a half hours north of Toronto, is expanding from 1,200 sq. ft. to 2,100 sq. ft.

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Two new lines from Organika

Organika has introduced single serving organic 100 per cent Natural Coconut Palm Sugar packs. It embodies the full round flavours of butterscotch and caramel without the metallic finish of cane sugar.

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Natural Factors has launched a new amino acids line

Acetyl-L-Carnitine 500mg enhances cognition and boosts physical and mental energy. Carnitine 500mg improves endurance and promotes healthy body composition and converts fat into energy. L-Carnosine 500mg supports healthy aging and cellular rejuvenation as well as supporting muscle vitality. Glutamine 500mg powder protects muscle tissue and supports immune function and provides natural muscle food. Natural Factors Arginine 1000mg supports healthy heart function and helps muscle intensity, strength and recovery. www.naturalfactors.com
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Organika products gain both awards and attention

Organika has been collecting some hardware recently. The company has captured Silver and Bronze medals in the alive 2012 Awards Poll for its Organic Virgin Coconut Oil.

Also, Organika's Organic Coconut Vinegar and Coconut Vinegar with Raw Wild Honey were among the Top 10 Most Innovative Products at the recent Grocery Show East 2012

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Preferred campaign nets $42,000 donation for CWF

Preferred Nutrition's president Deane Parkes and national sales manager Deb Laroque present Kathryn Babcock and Crystal Daniel of The Canadian Women's Foundation with a cheque for $42,000, which was raised this year through Preferred Nutrition's Have a Heart campaign. The CWF helps women and girls fight poverty and violence.
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Natracare teams with teens in Green Challenge

In October, Natracare teamed up with youth-led, non-profit Teens Turning Green in a bid to build a powerful, diverse and far-reaching movement with Project Green Challenge. Almost 1,900 students from 25 countries and 392 schools engaged, inspired and mobilized to change the world.

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SISU Ester-C Challenge for retailers, consumers

Take the SISU Ester-C Challenge! For the second year in a row, SISU is challenging consumers and retailers to stay healthy during the cold and flu season.  From November to February, you can sign up to take the challenge at www.EsterCchallenge.com and be entered to win the grand prize of a $2,000 travel voucher! Also, by registering online, you'll be eligible to win monthly prize packs. Contact your SISU account manager for more details
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LeBeau Excel now representing St. Francis

St. Francis Herb Farms Inc. has acquired the services of LeBeau Excel Ltd. to represent its products with natural health retailers across Canada. In a news release, St. Francis vice-president Paul Rivett-Carnac said, "We are very excited to have LeBeau Excel in partnership with us and have full confidence that they will be able to provide for your needs." Retailers can contact LeBeau Excel Ltd. at 519/841-8155 or via the website: www.lebeauexcel.com.
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Natural Factors launches newly re-designed website

Natural Factors has launched its newly re-designed website (www.naturalfactors.com) to meet the growing needs of its customers. "With the demands of our customers evolving, it was time for a new site," said Richard Martinez, director, internet services for Natural Factors.

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Nutter's 30th anniversary

Nutter's 30th anniversary bash draws dignitaries, industry partners, old friends

Nutter's Bulk and Natural Foods certainly celebrated its 30th anniversary in grand style. Held in early September in Medicine Hat, AB, the Nutter's annual franchise meetings attracted its franchisees, store managers and staff from all corners of the Prairies, as well as supplier partners from across the country. "..."

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Transformation of Pantry Plus

Changing from a bulk store to a health food store was easy for the Chenier Family of Pantry Plus. It was just a matter of listening to what customers were asking for.  When the people of Orléans, ON spoke, Gilles and Lynda Chenier listened. "..."

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La Siembra Co-operative looking for Sales Coordinator

La Siembra Co-operative, creators of the Camino brand of Fair trade and organic chocolate products is looking for:  
An energetic Internal Sales Coordinator

What do we stand for?

We believe it's time for a change. For people to think differently about their food. Where it came from, who made it and what's in it. Our mission is simple, we think that all food should be organic and Fair Trade. That's why every Camino product is start-to-finish, top-to-bottom organic Fair Trade.

From small beginnings in a church basement in Ottawa, we've always had a big dream: Fair Trade for everyone. Through our current range of premium organic Fair Trade foods, we bring social change to the world. For our producer partners, we bring prosperity and pride. For our customers, we bring everyday moments of joy they can feel good about.

We are youthful and vibrant, dedicated to our beliefs and focused on our vision. We're storytellers with a message that we're passionate about sharing.

What is the opportunity?

We are looking for an energetic Internal Sales Coordinator with a supportive attitude and a drive for excellence. The ideal candidate has the following characteristics and background:

• At least 3 years of experience in an internal sales role, preferably in the health food sector.

• A demonstrated interest in alternative trade, organic or local food and/or sustainability.

• The natural ability to multi-task.

• A service oriented attitude.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills in both official languages.

• The drive to excel in an internal sales role.

What are the responsibilities?

• Provide Sales support to the Key Account and Sales Channel Managers

• Support Sales Channel Managers in broker, distributor and client communication.

• Provide administrative support to Sales Channel Managers in opening new accounts and processing new listings.

• Administer sales support programs (MCB's etc) in effect in the various sales channels.

• Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sales reports

• Obtain monthly distributor reports.

• Process distributor reports and prepare pre-defined sales reports.

• Prepare additional reports based on specific requests from Sales Channel Managers.

• Enter new products in ECC net and Maintain accuracy of product data on ECC net.

• Manage Camino's presence at industry tradeshows:

• Conduct/manage preparations and logistics for Camino's participation in industry tradeshows.

• Manage the booth during industry tradeshows.

• Provide administrative support to the Key Account and Sales Channel Managers around the trade show.

• Provide back-up for the customer service rep with respect to order entry and management of order delivery, communications with purchasers and invoicing of orders.

• Provide other administrative support to members of the Sales Team when requested.

What do we offer?

• The unique and exciting challenge to bring your ethics to work, to support Canada's largest organic Fair Trade food brand grow to the next level and to feel good about what you do for a living;

• The opportunity to become a worker-owner in our co-operative;

• A stimulating and flexible work environment;

• Comprehensive health benefits;

• Twenty vacation days + two-week Christmas closure (upon becoming a member of the cooperative);

• An annual salary in the range of $37.500 - $53,400.

Worker Co-operative Obligations

To apply for membership/ownership in the Cooperative before the 14th month of employment with the Cooperative, therefore sharing the risks and benefits of the business. Further information detailing this information will be sent to all short-listed candidates.

Please submit your resumé and letter of interest to: henk@lasiembra.com

Please note that only the applications that detail education, experience and interests and are received by Monday October 15th will be reviewed. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For general information about La Siembra Co-operative please visit our website at www.lasiembra.coop.

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Nature's Fare newest store

Its first in the Greater Vancouver area.... and largest

Nature's Fare Markets' newest store marks a couple of firsts for the organization, under the categories of "further" and "bigger." For almost 20 years, Nature's Fare has been serving the health food needs of residents throughout the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. With five successful locations throughout the Okanagan – in Vernon, Kelowna, West Kelowna, Penticton and Kamloops – the company decided it was time to step outside "the valley" and into the greater Vancouver area (GVA) to help more people on their health journey.

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Alice Chung, President of Alive Health Centres

A few years ago, CNHR featured Alice Chung, the president of Alive Health Centres, with the intention of following up with a more detailed story, focusing on some of the business aspects that make this dynamic woman so successful in her business. Beginning in 1978 working in a health food store, Alice began growing her 28-store empire in 1983 when she acquired her first store in Vancouver's Richmond Centre. Today, she has stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Toronto.

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Renaissance at Rainbow Natural Foods

One door closes, another opens

 

Rainbow Foods store frontAs Janet and Michael Kaplan of Rainbow Natural Foods say farewell to a long, intense construction period, they welcome their son Mischa and his wife onto their management team....
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ONFC table top show huge success

ONFC table top trade show faces wind and rain, but still attracts over 100 vendors and 150 retailers

Not even monsoon-like weather could dampen the Ontario Natural Food Co-op (ONFC) 2nd Annual Table Top Show Friday June 1 and Saturday June 2 in Mississauga, ON.

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CNHR News Podcast

cnhr radio hour

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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