Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

January-February-2013

jan-feb-2013Industry news and marketing information for Canada's natural health suppliers. January/February 2013 Issue.

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Growing your natural pet food section

Marketing expert Doug Muldoon and retail managers Christine Lyon and Tammy Burns of Foodsmiths give us a glimpse into the multi-million dollar pet industry and ways to tell us how to take advantage of this growing market.

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Retailers find green solutions at ONFC seminar

A number of natural retailers searching for solutions to make their stores "greener" hit the jackpot recently.

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Natural Factors introduces joint support

Joint support product reduces pain in only seven day

Natural Factors has introduced a new joint support product that combines the latest cutting-edge joint supplement – NEM – with glucosamine in one convenient product. Recent clinical studies on Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM) revealed that supplementation with 500 mg NEM, taken once daily, significantly reduces pain in just seven days. www.naturalfactors.com

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Organika wins business excellence award


The Richmond (B.C.) Chamber of Commerce has named Organika Health Products as its Business of the Year (76+ Employees Category). The Richmond Annual Business Excellence Awards showcases the quality and diversity of Richmond's thriving business community. The chamber assesses each finalist based on a variety of criteria, including positive business growth, superior customer service and an outstanding commitment to quality. Organika was selected for its vision, management, business success and corporate citizenship. •

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Health First Network draws 200 to AGM in Ottawa

Ottawa lived up to its heritage as a cross-roads and meeting place in November as 200 people converged on the Nation's Capitol for Health First Network's annual general meeting (AGM).

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Genuine Health raises $18,000 in "Movember"

by Stewart Brown, founder and CEO, Genuine Health

This November, I stepped out of my comfort zone for a very important cause. I'm not usually the type to sport any facial hair, but for the month of what is now globally known as "Movember," I decided to put my heart on my sleeve and grow a symbol of solidarity against threats to men's health.... in the middle of my face. I successfully grew and endured a formidable "trucker-stache" with the support (and teasing, with fun poked at my apparent resemblance to Hulk Hogan) of my team; Genuine Health raised over $18,000. My mo' has been fun and annoying, and it definitely isn't my regular style, but I believe 100 per cent in the style in which Movember stimulates action and awareness.

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Eos Fine Foods welcomes new owner


Eos Fine Foods, a natural foods store that has been in business for 39 years in Wolfville, N.S., has a new owner.

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Canadian organic bar goes to space

A Canadian organic bar has boldly gone where no organic bar has gone before.

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Eden makes Men's Health "125 Best Foods for Men

Eden makes Men's Health "125 Best Foods for Men"s Garden City store. •

Organic Eden Black Bean & Quinoa Chili, Refried Pinto Beans, and Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas) were selected by Men's Health magazine for November's annual feature, "The 125 Best Foods for Men." This is the seventh time Eden Foods has been similarly honoured by Men's Health.

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Vita Health awards John Holtmann scholarship

Patricia Castro of the Vita Health Garden City store in Winnipeg, MB has been named the winner of the inaugural John Holtmann Memorial Scholarship.

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Health Tree makes major changes

The Health Tree in Montreal held a "midnight shuffle" recently.

No...it wasn't a dance contest – it was an overnight re-organizing of some of the store's shelving.

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Mar/Apr issue

Supplement Update

We'll talk to some of the leaders in the industry to get the latest news, updates and trends in supplements.

New Focus at Sangster's

Sangster's Health Centres is rolling out a new store model: Sangster's Organic Market, with a focus on food.

Nature's Fare expansion

We'll be looking at the recent 2,500 sq. ft. expansion of the Nature's Fare store in Kelowna.

Celebrating 40 years

The Stone Store has been a fixture in Guelph, ON for 40 years. Founders and owners Candice Pergolas and Brenda Aherne speak with CNHR, and share some of their secrets of 40 great years as partners.

Show Review

We'll be reviewing both the Guelph Organic Conference and CHFA Quebec conference/trade shows.

This is in addition to our regular great columnists, our Trade Talk industry news section, our Product Profiles and much more.

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The new Marches Tau Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Marches Tau has added another store to it's already successful group in Montreal, Quebec.  Company vice-president Robbie Brown says it was the next logical step as customers had been requesting another store for some time. So as customers spoke, Robbie made sure to listen.

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Supermarché Santé La Moisson

A very big store with a small store feel

Supermarché Santé La Moisson is a very big health food store, among the largest in all of Canada.  Yet, it has managed to retain a small-store feel.

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Inno-Vite Bio-Active Folate

Innovite Bio-Active FolatePrevents folate deficiency

BIO-ACTIVE-FOLATE is an active form of folic acid which helps prevent folate deficiency. Helps the body metabolize protein and form red blood cells.  www.inno-vite.com

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Medi-C from Preferred Nutrition

pnmedicccMedi-C Plus from Preferred Nutrition, formulated by W. Gifford-Jones, MD, combines vitamin C and lysine to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. PNO.CA

888/826-9625

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Coconut palm sugar

organika-sugarSingle serving organic 100 per cent natural coconut palm sugar packs from Organika.Vegan, gluten-free, certified organic sugar. www.organika.com

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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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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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