Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Soladey-eco toothbrush

Soladey_toothbrushCleans, whitens without toothpasteSoladey-eco: a toothbrush that cleans and whitens without toothpaste. Activated by light and water and clinically proven to fight plaque and gingivitis better than a regular toothbrush. Convenient to use at work, school or during travel. www.soladey.ca
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Natural Factors melatonin

Natural_Factors_MelatoninNew higher dose melatonin
Natural Factors new higher-dose 5 mg sublingual melatonin tablets are perfect for customers with higher dosing requirements. Melatonin is a natural hormone with no side effects. It effectively resets your sleep/wake clock when travelling, and helps with the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). naturalfactors.com or call 800/663-8900

 

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TPR20 safe pain relief

TPR20_EcotrendSafe topical pain relief 
TPR20 is a revolutionary, safe topical pain relief and anti-inflammatory cream. The rapid action is combined with natural, proven, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue repair support ingredients for a complete short or long-term therapy. TPR20 has a Health Canada DIN. For more info, please contact Ecotrend: at 800/665-7065 or www.ecotrend.ca
 
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Health Wise expands their grocery department

Health_Wise_supplementsIn the May-June 2010 issue of CNHR, we introduced much of Canada to Health Wise, a gem of a store in Welland, ON. Fresh from celebrating its 20th anniversary, Health Wise recently added 1,600 sq. ft. to its existing store. Store manager Julie Beaver and grocery manager Carla Smith were the masterminds behind the addition, which saw the grocery department expand from just a few shelves in the old store to virtually the entire new section.
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All natural Vitamin E

AOR_Vitamin_ETotal E was the first complete vitamin E supplement in North America. Unfortunately, most companies only offer alpha tocopherol despite research clearly showing that all eight vitamin E molecules are needed in order to prevent cancer and protect the heart. For more information on Total E, visit  AOR.ca

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La Boite a Grains marks 30 years

La_Boite_a_Grains_smlCongratulations to Pierre Menard, Real Deslauriers and their team at La Boite à Grains in Gatineau, QC on reaching the 30-year milestone. Pierre was one of the original partners when the doors opened in early march 1980. Industry friends, family and customers joined Pierre and his team on November 30 to mark the anniversary."..."

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Cardiovascular support

Carlsen_CoQ10Cardiovascular support

CoQ10 is literally found everywhere in your body, as well as in all living systems. It is an important antioxidant for the maintenance and support of good cardiovascular health. Carlson CoQ10 is available in a variety of strengths.    888/234-5656 www.carlsonlabs.com

 

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Vital Elements from Preferred

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Mineral formula

Vital Elements is a new bioavailable mineral formula for Men and Women from Balanced Planets™. Minerals are necessary for 95% of the body's daily functions. Vital Elements™ provides all of the essential minerals you need including calcium, magnesium and zinc, plus trace minerals that boost brain power and promote relaxation and improved focus. Available from Preferred Nutrition WWW.PNO.CA

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La Boite a Grains celebrates 30 years

La_Boite_a_GrainsCongratulations to Pierre Menard, Real Deslauriers and their team at La Boite à Grains in Gatineau, QC on reaching the 30-year milestone. Pierre was one of the original partners when the doors opened in early march 1980. Industry friends, family and customers joined Pierre and his team on November 30 to mark the anniversary.

One of the major reasons La Boite à Grains has continued to grow over the three decades has been Pierre's willingness to change when needed, and grow when the opportunity presents itself. For example, the original store in the Hull area of Gatineau has had some physical changes over the years, including a major overhaul recently. Even the second La Boite à Grains store, which opened in 2005, didn't escape Pierre's scrutinizing. It recently underwent a little re-vamp to improve the customer flow within the store.

Pierre is encouraged with the way the natural health industry in Quebec has changed over the years, and how things are developing for the future. "The major change I see in recent times is the younger crowd (ages 20 to 35) coming into the store. There has been a mini-baby boom in Quebec the past seven or eight years, so we're getting lots of young families. But we're also getting many single people. Ten years ago, this segment represented about 10 per cent of our business. Today, this age group makes up about 22 per cent of our customer base."

Pierre is confident the hard work of himself and other long-time industry people has contributed greatly to the current growth and interest in the natural health sector. "The words we know and promote – organic, fair trade, buying local, ecological, biodegradable, low foot print on the environment – these are more than words to this group of young people. They don't just know them... they live them. It has become a part of their value system. They really get it and believe in it like we first did 30 years ago ...and this is great news for our planet and our business." •

La Boite à Grains is just one of the many health foods stores in the Ottawa region which is creating news. In the March-April issue of CNHR, we'll be reporting on the changes, expansions and innovations of retailers on both sides of the Ottawa River, including an expanded feature on La Boite à Grains. •

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Le Panier Vert

panier_vert_health_storeA time for change

In times of change, life can be both challenging and rewarding. And no one can attest to this more than the customers, staff and new owners of Le Panier Vert in Chateauguay, QC.

After store owner Leo Bik sadly passed away in April of 2008, Larry Ridge – who was a long-serving employee – stepped in to take ownership of Le Panier Vert.

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Avril Supermarche Sante

It's big. It's innovative. It's beautiful. "It" is the third – and newest – Avril Supermarche, which opened October 10 to much fanfare and support from family and industry colleagues in the Montreal suburb of Brossard."..."

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Nutter's Bulk & Natural Foods

Nutters_health_store_staffNutter's Swift Current now calling a new 6,000 sq. ft. space home

As a youngster, Doug Fleck recalls making the journey into Swift Current, Saskatchewan with his family and shopping for clothes in the Stedman's Department store.  These days, Doug is spending a lot more time in the old Stedman's location.  However, it is now a Nutter's Bulk and Natural Foods, and Doug is the store manager.

 

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Are the new regulations helping retailers

Not when NOW Foods discontinues 53 NHPs due to the regulations' inappropriate standards of evidence, says retailer John Biggs

 

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Manuka Honey

Flora now has Manuka Honey

Flora is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of Manuka Health's MGO™ Manuka Honey. Guaranteed potency, wild crafted and 100 per cent pure New Zealand. MGO™ Manuka Honey is the only food in the world with a scientifically demonstrated high dietary methylglyoxal content. For more information or to order, please call 877/463-5672.

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New gluten relief and tea tree oil products

Natural Factors has introduced two new products.

Gluten Relief contains a proprietary enzyme blend to digest proteins, carbs, and fats, supporting the digestion of gluten, dairy and other difficult-to-digest foods. Gluten Relief reduces the symptoms of bloating, cramps, and gas, and normalizes the inflammatory response to help reduce allergic reactions. It can also reduce skin irritations, and enhances energy levels, improving overall health.

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Ontario grown ingredients

All systems go for Go Ontario granola bar

Taste of Nature is set to launch The Go Ontario bar at CHFA East in Toronto, which it calls the first bar using 100 per cent Ontario grown ingredients. It was the next natural evolution in Taste of Nature's "green" mandate, taking into account not only the health of consumers but also the health of our planet. Inspired by Ecosource and its organizational Youth and Local Food program, Taste of Nature has created the Go Ontario granola bar in collaboration with EcoSource and Ontario's Greenbelt. A portion of sales is donated to Ecosource to help promote better eating habits in Ontario schools. One of Go Ontario bar's goal is to help the local economy by supporting local Ontario farmers and bringing awareness into the local sustainable food movement.

For more information on Go Ontario and the nine great organic flavours, please visit www.tasteofnature.ca or place your orders with ONFC, Sunopta and Purity Life. •

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Sequel ranks as 32nd fastest growing company

Sequel makes top 100 fastest growing companies list

Sequel Naturals, maker of Vega whole food health products, has secured a place for the third year in a row on the prestigious PROFIT 100 list of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. This year Sequel Naturals ranks as Canada's 32nd fastest-growing company, moving up 12 places from 44th in 2009.

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Connecting infants and children with essential nutrients

Natural Factors campaign supports kids

Last year, retailers helped Natural Factors and Vitamin Angels connect infants and children with essential nutrients. Natural Factors donated 18,345 bottles of Learning Factors Advanced School-Aid chewable softgels to Vitamin Angels through the "Buy One, Give One" Campaign. This year, Natural Factors is offering consumers three $5,000 prizes towards the educational needs of children in our own communities through the Learning Factors "Every Child Deserves the Chance to Learn" Campaign. Contact your sales rep for details.

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New health food store

new_health_food_storeHealth 4 U opens new store in Stony Plain

The Health 4 U Group opened its newest store recently in Stony Plain, AB.   Health 4 U co-owner Stuart Hellis (centre) conducted the ribbon cutting ceremony, with help from Health 4 U general manager Karen Scott and two local dignitaries: Stony Plain's mayor Ken Lemke (right) and Glen McCalpin, the president of the town's chamber of commerce. •

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Voted best vegetarian item

Sol burger wins award

Sol Cuisine's Mushroom Rice Burger has been voted "best vegetarian item" by the Canadian Liver Foundation. The LIVERight Awards celebrate the best and most innovative food products that are both nutritious and delicious. •

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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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