Super Superfoods

Superfoods are a steadily-growing category. Cultivate your superfood sales with these new picks. By Rob Ayoup, ND Goji, chia, pomegranate, a...

Moving Your Store Online

Starting an e-commerce site doesn’t have to be hard. Just follow these steps from an expert in building an online presence to see your sales...

Country Beginnings

The Country Way seamlessly blends a rich history with passion and knowledge to become an institution in its city. By Kavita Sabharwal / Phot...

ACHOO! Excuse Me; Do You Have an Allergy Category?

By Allison Tannis It’s nothing to sneeze at. Despite mistakenly being considered minor and seasonal by many, the allergy category has steady...

New import tariffs for Canadians were introduced on Jan. 1

In addition to a new year, January 1 brought new import tariffs to Canadians, which will affect thousands of imported products, which may le...

Where are they now: Timothy Allen

Timothy Allen has been in the natural health industry for over 25 years. In that time, he learned which areas see the most demand in order f...

Pomme Natural Market

Slice of success Pomme Natural Market uses the expertise of its co-owners to thrive in a challenging marketplace. By Kavita Sabharwal Photog...

Seeking better performance: How to create a winning sports nutrition section

Find success in your sports nutrition category with help from innovative delivery formats, category insights and product mixes just as uniqu...

When it Comes to Weight Loss, Focus on the Carbs!

By Mitch Skop, Senior Director, New Product Development, Pharmachem Laboratories, Inc.   Carbohydrates are comfort foods, notably for t...

Point of Sale Systems 101

Today, the right POS system is more than just about managing transactions; it’s about finding one that will manage your entire business. By ...

Strong Bones

Decode the bone health market with tips and new ingredients for this evolving category. By Stephanie Rubino, BSc, ND   It is not surprising ...

Michael Stetson, Burlington Health Foods

Spatial Sense Burlington Health Foods’ transition into a smaller space narrows its focus onto what its customers really need. By Kavita Sabh...

Checking the pulse of the 50+ category

We present an overview of this growing category and what consumers want to see on store shelves. By Allison Tannis, BSc MSc RHN   More ...

Can you profit from GMO-free products?

GMO can be found everywhere, though many consumers are not aware of the negative effects. We explore the possibility of making a profit with...

The digital edge

Rytalo helps companies get into digital marketing by using its expertise to rocket retailers to success. By Kavita Sabharwal   Rytalo s...

Under the microscope: examining today’s immune category

Immune category products are among the most sought-after on store shelves. Here are the best natural treatments for your immune consumers. B...

CHFA East 2014 Gallery

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Online exclusive: Company Look Back – Herbasanté

Herbasanté is an established Canadian homeopathic and herbal product manufacturer with over 30 years of experience providing natural, non-to...

Linda Bolton is named one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs

We spoke to Linda Bolton of Natural Calm Canada about being named one of Canada’s top female entrepreneurs by PROFIT Magazine and Chat...

Discussion: Are loyalty programs effective?

Retailers everywhere, including hugely popular big-box retailers, are competing for business. While the competition is stiff, these retailer...

Where are they now: Jimmy Vaid, iLevel Management Inc.

Jimmy Vaid had a rather unconventional start in the natural products industry, though starting his own brokerage firm was not a far cry from...

The number of farmer’s markets in Canada is rising

Farmers’ markets are popping up all over America. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), there are more than 8,200 fa...

Where are they now: Michael Theodor Brokerage Inc.

Michael Theodor has years of brokerage experience to his name. After starting his first company, Organic Connection, in 1976, Theodor focuse...

Fighting back against menopause

Menopause products experience steady sales, keeping itone of the strongest categories. By Christopher Habib, ND As many women know, menopaus...

Natural solutions for sexual health issues

Is there a way to naturally treat the most common sexual health ailments? We rounded up the best (and most effective) alternatives to tradit...

Making the most of mobile apps and online marketing

Find out how you can boost your retail sales through the use of smartphone apps and integrated online promotions. By Moody Hashem   Picture ...

Digs Dorfman, The Sweet Potato

Sweet Ideas AFTER FINDING HIMSELF UNEXPECTEDLY IN THE GROCERY BUSINESS, DIGS DORFMAN BRINGS THE SWEET POTATO TO SUCCESS AND BEYOND. BY KAVIT...

Bob Mehr, Pure Integrative Pharmacy

Pure Focus Pure Integrative Pharmacy recommends both traditional and complimentary medicine to give every patient the personalized treatment...

A new take on an old classic

Trial and error helped Kyrill Leutsch craft Quoquos, a natural health product that sets a new standard for coconut oil. By Kavita Sabharwal ...

Anaheim Gallery

Expo West  IHR Magazine was at the Natural Products Expo West 2014, which took place from March 6 to 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in A...