Canada's business magazine for traditional natural health retailers

Julia Baldwin

Julia Baldwin, the National Key Account Manager for Natural Factors, passed away suddenly on Friday July 12. She was 50.

julie-baldwinArrangements have been made by her family to give industry friends and co-workers an opportunity to say farewell to Julia. Everyone who wishes is welcome to attend one or both of these special events in remembrance of Julia.

There will be an open casket viewing:

Saturday, July 20  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Burquitlam Funeral Home 625 North Road, Coquitlam, BC    604/936-9987

The funeral service will be held:

Monday, July 22   10:00 am

St. John the Apostle Church  2208 St.John's St.  Port Moody, BC

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CHFA Vancouver awards and pictures

CHFA Vancouver awards and pictures.

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Food Trends

This article was a combined effort of the staff at Eden Foods.

Whole grain has been a core component of human sustenance for well over 10,000 years. Some advanced cultures of the world have revered a particular grain so much that they deemed it sacred and made it a civilizing fundamental and a daily food staple. Most of these grains have endured and remain a primary source of nourishment for a majority of the world's people.

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The supplement category is constantly changing and evolving.  We contacted some supplement experts to find out what is currently trending in this category with both ingredients and customer wants.

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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.

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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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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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CHFA East 2012 photos

More photos of suppliers and retailers at this years CHFA show in Toronto.    Click here.
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CHFA East 2012 Photo Album

For the Photo Album for CHFA East 2012, click here
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Award Winners CHFA East 2012

For pictures of the award winners CHFA East, 2012, Toronto, click here.
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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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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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CNHR News Podcast

cnhr radio hour

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

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CHFA West Preview

Build Your Brand through CNHR Magazine • Include CNHR in your branding strategy 

What's in the Jan-Feb issue:

  • • CHFA West Show Preview
  • • Alberta store features
  • • Wrap-Up of HFN AGM
  • • Amazing business columnists

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:

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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.

CNHR is your Trade Media source.  We’re more than CNHR Magazine.  That is just part of what we do.  

We are keeping the industry informed and updated through the magazine, the CNHR Website, our Facebook Page, the CNHR Podcast and our industry e-blasts.  Ask me about all we can do to connect you to the industry and give you blanket coverage across Canada.  Let me help put all of CNHR’s resources to work for you!

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