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Victoria’s The Vitamin Shop marks its 35th anniversary with customer event

Vitamin shop bruce reidThe Vitamin Shop, Victoria, BC  – one of Canada’s most iconic and successful health food stores – marked its 35th anniversary on September 20 and 21 with a celebration and consumer event. There were free samples, product demonstrations, cake and more. 

 

The Vitamin Shop, Victoria, BC  – one of Canada’s most iconic and successful health food stores – marked its 35th anniversary on September 20 and 21 with a celebration and consumer event. There were free samples, product demonstrations, cake and more.

Each day, 100 gift bags were given to customers and there were lots of prizes, including gift certificates for vacation resorts, dinners and a spa, plus others. 

Reflecting on 35 years

Vitamin Shop founder Bruce Reid – a long-time CHFA board member and honoured member of the CHFA Hall of Fame – has been a leader in our industry for many years.  He reflected on the anniversary.  “Hard to believe it’s been 35 years since a very nervous Bruce Reid opened the door as a one-person operation.  The celebration went exceptionally well and I was amazed at how many of my original customers came in.  Some of them were well into their 90s.  

“Moments like this really make you grateful for all that you can be thankful for – the incredible service and loyalty of my staff, the loyalty of all my incredible customers and the unprecedented support I have received from my suppliers. There were also many reflective moments of all the great friends I have made over the decades in this wonderful industry.”

 

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