Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Durham Natural Foods

durham natural foods storeDurham Natural Foods has seen two distinctly different phases in its 39-year history.  It has been a big operation.  And it has been a small operation.

Store owner Gilles Roy and his brother, store manager Ray Roy, agree: they prefer the smaller – and current – size of the business.

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Toronto’s Organic Garage

matt lurie organic garageWhen Matt Lurie said it is hard to describe the Organic Garage in words and that you have to see it to really appreciate it, he was right.

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Gaudaur Natural Foods

gaudaur health food storeJake Gaudaur knows the road workers fairly well: they seem to have been tearing up the road in front of his café for months.  “Any luck?” he asks one of them.   The worker replies, “Not yet.  We’re going to try over there.”   “The sidewalk?” asks Jake. “No…over there,” says the worker, pointing to a spot in the road that is still untouched.

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Nine ways to make your business healthier

alive rick kroetschRick Kroetsch, associate publisher of Alive Publishing Group had some wonderful information to share with retailers who attended the Puresource retailer conference in June.  The basis of his presentation was to inspire attendees to be opened minded in their quest to make their stores healthier.

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Organika's coming re-brand reflects evolving perspective

organika new logoAfter 27 years of pioneering good health, Organika is introducing a new re-brand initiative.   The new tagline and new purpose – “Your Natural Solution” – more thoughtfully and effectively combines Organika’s core focus on contributing natural solutions to you and your customer’s good health.  Organika will be launching this exciting re-brand initiative in 2018.  

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Over 70 attend inaugural Purity Life beauty summit in Quebec City

purity life beautyIn June of 2017, Purity Life Health Products LP hosted its first beauty summit.  The result was a very positive and educational gathering of some of the company’s most valued business partners, including 38 natural health retailers.  In total, 71 people took part, including staff, vendors and speakers.

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Balance for the immune system

moducareA healthy immune system helps to protect you from cold and flu viruses, as well as allergies and even some autoimmune disorders. The blend of plant sterols and sterolins in Moducare are clinically proven to help keep your immune system in balance. For optimal immune health, take Moducare daily. The kids love our great tasting child friendly version!   

Get the full story: www.moducare.com

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POS Systems

acceo pos systemACCEO offers powerful management solutions and POS systems. The ACCEO Smart Vendor team provides complete POS and inventory management systems to specialty retailers, such as health food stores.        acceo.com

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Skin health and rejuvenation

sisu hair skin nailsSisu Skin, Hair & Nails nourishes and helps rejuvenate the body from the inside out. The unique formula combines clinically-validated nutrients including highly-purified Hyabest hyaluronic acid, specially developed to promote skin health and 
rejuvenation and help repair and promote strong hair and nails. 
800/663-4163 or visit sisu.com

 

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Build better blood cells

nu life iron therapyNU LIFE Therapeutics IRON THERAPY is formulated by a naturopathic doctor.  This vegan formula contains two strains of shelf stable probiotics in delayed release capsules, plus all the necessary supportive ingredients to build better blood cells and prevent associated constipation.           www.nulifevitamins.comwww.nulifevitamins.com

 

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Fermented, organic turmeric

prairie naturals tumericWe allow our natural fermentation process the three to six days required to truly achieve the most beneficial transformations. Prairie Naturals fermented Turmeric Powder is naturally cultured with lactobacillus plantarum and saccharomyces boulardii on a molasses matrix. This fermentation provides enhanced bioavailability and optimal digestibility. Our fermented, organic turmeric is packed with antioxidants and phyto-nutrients.          prairienaturals.ca

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Natural nasal spray

xlearThe combination of saline and xylitol makes Xlear Nasal Spray the most effective natural nasal spray on the market.  It moisturizes and soothes the nasal passages, and also washes out harmful irritants and contaminants like dust. Xlear effectively alleviates congestion due to allergies, colds and the flu. Xlear has no rebound effect and is non-addictive and non-medicated.  

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Urinary support

bladdersenseNEW from WomenSense – two urinary support products for women. CranSense provides 500 mg of concentrated 36:1 cranberry extract in each capsule to help prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs). BladderSense contains water-soluble pumpkin seed extract in a non-GMO, gluten-free formula that is easy for the body to absorb.   assurednatural.com 

 

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Relief of menopausal symptoms

sisu menoeaseSisu MenoEase with EstroG-100 is a proprietary herbal blend featuring potent, estrogen-supporting phytonutrients specially selected for their fast-acting, effective relief of menopausal symptoms and proven long-term safety. It addresses the full spectrum of pre-, peri-, and postmenopausal symptoms, without estrogenic or other side effects such as an increase in body weight.  

800-663-4163 or visit sisu.com

 

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Gluten free superfood

enerex greensEnerex GREENS are unique, as the young shoots are harvested at the pre-joint stage, therefore are gluten-free and packed with the highest nourishment. They are juiced for a higher nutritional value, superior fresh clean taste and sweetened with monk fruit, not  stevia.   enerex.ca

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Community Natural Foods celebrates 40 years

community naturals storeCalgary’s Community Natural Foods (CNF) received a nice early birthday surprise at CHFA West in April.  On the verge of marking its 40th anniversary, Community took home the Brock Elliott Memorial Award for Excellence in Retailing at the CHFA awards ceremony.

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Official opening of Nature’s Emporium newest store

new natures emporiumNature’s Emporium’s new store in Appleby Common, Burlington, ON was formally opened with an illustrious gathering of local dignitaries and senior store staff. 

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Organika opens new eastern distribution facility

Organika has opened a new 10,000 sq. ft. warehouse and distribution facility in Scarborough, ON.  “The goal is to increase the consumer experience level through a facility that will provide quicker shipping times,” says Organika’s Aaron Chin. 

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CHFA: “Health Canada listening to industry members, consumers”

by Helen Long, CHFA president

So the question on everyone’s mind lately is, ‘What’s going on with the NHP Regulations?’  As someone involved in this file every day, I’m going to share my thoughts.  To make sure everyone’s on the same page – here’s a brief overview of what’s happened so far. 

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Nature’s Health Products Nelson, B.C.

natures health products ownersTom and Kathy Tarasoff, owners of Nature’s Health Products have managed to carve out their very own niche in Nelson, B.C, not only professionally, but personally too. 

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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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Coming Up in the Next Issue...

CHFA West :  February 22-25

Reach your key retail customers in CNHR’s Show Preview Issue.

An early show requires early messaging. Get your Spring sales message out early with an ad in CNHR. Reach the key retailers well before CHFA West. Here’s what your ad can do for you:

• share your spring promotional plan with all retailers

• help your sales team reach sales targets

• introduce your new products BEFORE the show

• tell retailers about your show specials early

• help open doors for your sales team

• create traffic at your booth

• solidify brand loyalty

• tell retailers about your new services, too!

• support all of your in-store, digital and consumer marketing efforts

Advertisers: FREE value-added features As an advertiser, you’ll be in one of our biggest issues of the year. (There will be loads of bonus circulation during CHFA West.) Along with your ad being viewed by more than 10,000 owners, managers, buyers, product recommenders and floor sales staff, you also get some great free editorial opportunities, including Trade Talk, Product Profiles and Pre-Show Buzz. Here are the details: Trade Talk is one of the highest read sections of CNHR and your vital link with retailers. Keep current and potential new customers updated on your new products, new staff, new website, new promotions, etc. Deadline for Trade Talk: November 7

We have lots of advertising options at many price points. Tell me what ad size you’re considering or what your budget is, and I will personally customize a proposal just for you. I’ll explain all of the value-added features CNHR has to offer your company!

Please contact:     donna@cnhr.ca, candace@cnhr.ca, katherine@cnhr.ca

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