iLevel Management, Inc. to be Canadian brokers for Aubrey Organics

Aubrey Organics has taken on iLevel Management, Inc. as their Canadian brokers starting August 1 this year. With its focus on accurate repor...

Regulatory amendments to help control prescription drug abuse in Canada

Tapentadol, a synthetic opioid used for pain relief, makes it on the list of drugs governed by Controlled Drugs and Substances Act and the N...

Whole Foods plans on opening five 365 locations next year

The company, on Wednesday, announced its first five streamlined, value-oriented 365 locations with store openings scheduled for 2017. “We ar...

Remogen advisory issued by Health Canada

Health Canada announced that serious adverse reports related to abnormal heart rhythms have been received domestically related to Remogen, w...

Organic whole milk kefir introduced by Wallaby Yogurt Company

Wallaby Yogurt is expanding its offering in the kefir category with a line of seven Organic Lowfat Kefir products. This drinkable yogurt pro...

Sam’s Club to get new organic ecoLife brand

From August 1, LT Foods Americas‘s new organic brand ecoLife® will be available at select Sam’s Club’s locations. This pro...

Quarterly revenue growth for GreenSpace Brands Inc. at 185 per cent

The company, formerly known as Life Choice Natural Foods Corp., reports strong year-to-date sales, which were primarily the result of the la...

Green Beaver releases new toothpaste

“Do you have a toothpaste for sensitive teeth?” That has been one of the most frequently asked questions since the company first introduced ...

U.S. FDA reveals confusion regarding added sugars labelling among consumers

In what seems like a move following pace with Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a plan to redo the nutritio...

New vending machines in Europe serve fresh organic produce

On-the-go diners in Paris will have another option to satiate themselves – a healthier option: organic produce. A system designed by F...

Hain Celestial acquired plant-based foods and beverages facility in Germany

The North American natural and organic products company Hain Celestial acquired the leading plant-based foods and beverages facilities in Ge...

U.S. states can no longer put GMO labels on food

The American House of Representatives voted to ban states from forming their own regulations about GMO labelling. As reported by the Huffing...

Organic food and beverage market on the rise globally

A projection by ResearchMoz.us says that the compound annual growth rate of the global organic food and beverages market will be 12.69 per c...

Vitality hires new directors at the annual general meeting

A list of changes that are taking places at Vitality were shared with the public via a news release. Director Robert H. Grant has resigned f...

Pet treats market exceeded $5 billion in 2014

Sales for the treat market have constantly outgrown sales for the pet food market, says a report by Packaged Facts. The findings published i...

West Chicago General Mills facility closure to impact 500 employees

Come mid-2017, the West Chicago facility that has been making cereal and dry dinners for 56 years will be closing down, hoping to save $310 ...

Organic personal care products are the fastest growing segment of the personal care industry

Rising health concerns, increase in go-green initiatives and growing consumer awareness toward harms of synthetic materials are among top re...

Nut ingredients market on the rise

The nut ingredients market is expected to be worth $22,642.1 million within the next four years, according to a report entitled Nut Ingredie...

Sobey brothers announce retirement from roles as chairmen emeritus

David and Donald Sobey came on the board in 1963 to be part of the empire built by their father, Frank Sobey, in Nova Scotia. Rob Dexter, th...

Toronto Public Health brings fresh, healthy food to convenience stores

The Food Strategy team at the health department is now pushing an initiative that encourages convenience stores to stock up on fresh food. B...

Health Canada seizes eye drops in B.C.

Five brands of unauthorized eye drops that contain a prescription drug have been seized from two retailers in Richmond, B.C., according to a...

B.C.-based Nectar Juicery to open new store today

Tori Holmes, co-owner of Nectar Juicery, says the store has developed a cult-like following in the last two years since its launch. Co-found...

Kale is the new moneymaking crop for former tobacco growers

Business models change as farmers observe trends in consumer tastes, says a transition crop specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agricult...

GMO labelling standards gain support from US trade associations

The Safe and Accurate Food Labelling act as passed by the House Committee on Agriculture this Tuesday gained support from industry trade ass...

General Mills shares product plans to address wellness and convenience trends

The new line by General Mills set to be released this summer will focus on catering to millennial trends of convenience with wellness. Produ...

Private: A&P could be heading out the door soon

New York Post reports that American-based company the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. could soon be gone for good. Source have told The P...

Metro creates app to be used with Apple Watch

Users of the Apple Watch grocery app created by Metro can view grocery lists and check off items as they shop. The app will send coupons and...

Study shows fear of unhealthy ingredients decreases enjoyment

A Daymon Worldwide study shows that four in 10 consumers do not enjoyment the foods they eat because they are concerned about the safety and...

Loblaw union contract settlement cancels all strikes

Employees from 69 Loblaw-owned stores in Ontario have accepted a six-year contract offer from Loblaw Companies Ltd. and have ended the strik...

MasterCard launches offensive in m-commerce

The payment processor is now adding food-ordering apps to its range of consumer-focused mobile solutions in the field of digital payments pl...

Walmart Canada introduces grocery pickup option for online shoppers in Ottawa

For a $3 fee, Walmart store staff with put together a grocery package you order online to be picked up when you want. Last week, the retail ...

Grocery wars could be heating up again with Overwaitea expanding eastward

The B.C.-based retailer, Overwaitea Food Group, plans on opening 40 stores in Manitoba and Saskatchewan in the next three to five years push...

New CEO for Walgreens Boots Alliance

Stefano Pessina has been named the new CEO of Walgreens Boots Alliance moving him from the interim position to a permanent one. Pessina, who...

Santa Cruz Group acquires Life Science Nutritionals

On Tuesday, June 30th, Life Science Nutritionals was sold to Santa Cruz Nutritionals, one of the leading suppliers of confection-based nutri...

Claude Daigneault of the Jean Coutu Group Inc. retires

Claude Daigneault of The Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc., has retired from his position as buyer last Friday, July 3rd. Marie Christine Roy has ...

Loblaw spots demand for more diverse international products

In a bid to reposition the path of its business, Loblaw has opened a rebranded pilot store in Mississauga, Ontario. The new store puts more ...

Burt’s Bees mourns the loss of co-founder Burt Shavitz

Burt Shavitz, the co-founder of Burt’s Bees, passed away on July 5 at the age of 80. According to a spokeswoman for the company, the reclusi...

CPhA urges government to update HPV immunization strategy

The Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) has advised the federal government to enhance its national immunization strategy. This call to a...

Wal-Mart launches click-and-collect service in Canada

After experimenting with grocery delivery and store pick-up for several years in the U.S, Wal-Mart has decided to test the waters in its Can...

United Biopharmaceuticals Inc. announces partnership with Naturally Perfect Consulting

United Biopharmaceuticals Inc. (United) has announced the appointment of Naturally Perfect Consulting as its Canadian strategic partner. Ded...

Organic baby and toddler food draws interest from private equity firm

North Castle Partners has recently acquired a controlling interest in Sprout Organic Foods Inc., a company that develops, markets and distri...

Costco dethrones Whole Foods as organic grocery king

As organic food becomes more mainstream and people catch up on trends, customers are looking for cheaper organic options and the convenience...

Summer Fancy Food Show NYC brings bolder flavours to consumers

A never-ending hunger for healthier snacks among Americans attending the Summer Fancy Food Show, NYC, brought forth an acceptance of a range...

Loblaw and unions return to the discussion table

Loblaw Cos. Ltd. came back to the table to resume talks with union workers yesterday, after they went on strike across nine stores in southe...

derma e® launches purifying skincare at Wanderlust festival in Aspen

California-based derma e® launched a purifying deep detox skincare regimen that offers healthy solutions to combat skin damage caused by mic...

Health Canada seizes natural health products from S&H Foods, Mississauga

Health Canada has seized three products from the Mississauga health retailer located on Burnhamthorpe Road West. Sport X Ephedrine, Promatri...

Whole Foods pays $800,000 after results of an investigation reveal pricing inaccuracies

A year-long state-wide investigation uncovered widespread pricing violations by Whole Foods in California. The problems included: Failing to...

Cannabis to become the next most compelling investment industry

According to a new report by GreenWave Advisors, marijuana lab testing revenues are projected to reach $850 million in the next five years. ...

Vitality first quarter results show loss

According to a news release, the financial results of Vitality, ending April 30, show a net loss of $52,838 compared to a loss of $41,661 fo...

Vitamins and nutritional supplements will dominate the natural health market

Vitamins, minerals and supplements are projected to take the natural and pharmaceutical industry to new heights of growth in the second half...

The next big cash crop: hemp

Alberta has recently added hemp to its collection of popular crops such as corn, sugar beets and potatoes. In an article in The Lethbridge H...

Natural health industry sees higher insurance limit requirements

Distributors in the dietary supplement and natural health products business are now requiring higher liability insurance limits for their su...

Canada Day brings tax break on feminine hygiene products

The Federal Government announced Thursday that tampons and other feminine hygiene products will be exempt from GST and HST. This tax removal...

General Mills moves to remove artificial flavours and colours from more cereals

With up to 75 per cent of General Mills cereals bidding to be free of artificial ingredients by the beginning of next year, Lucky Charms and...

Health Canada issues advisory about seized Better Bodies supplements in Alberta

Eight unauthorized health products from Better Bodies Nutrition in Alberta have been seized by Health Canada. The products that contain a co...

H&M predicts lower profitability during the latter half of the year

Sweden-based fashion retailer says that the rise on the U.S. dollar’s purchasing power will lead to lower lower profits in the latter ...

Layoffs at Sobeys for the year 2017

Major grocery industry player Sobeys has announced that it will be laying off some 1,300 employees from its distribution centres in Ontario ...

Canadians choose Tim Hortons and President’s Choice as most-trusted brands

A survey conducted on a sample of over 3,000 Canadians turned back a ranking of 249 brands in 22 different industries. The results indicated...

Health minister announces increase in department’s transparency

A three-year plan featuring new commitments toward increasing Health Canada transparency and openness was announced by Health Minister Rona ...

Integrated Healthcare Symposium, Canada

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium Canada is one of the most anticipated events of the year and will provide a clinically relevant, eviden...

Labels to get plainer language with new regulation

Starting June manufacturers of prescription drugs will be required to submit mock-ups of labels and packages for Health Canada review. This ...

MT Consulting president gets reception at TasteUs!

Michael Theodor, president of MT Consulting, was a part of “TasteUS!,” a reception organized by the US Food & Beverage Alliance at Water...

Vancouver takes the lead in first-quarter sales growth

An article in the Vancouver Sun cited B.C. retailers as starting off to a strong start to the 2015 fiscal year. According to the report by C...

Chinese medicine and health products get trading platform in August

An International Conference and Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products in August will give industry players...

Drop in retail sales brings bad news for loonie and GDP

Canadian retail sales dropped unexpectedly by 0.1 per cent in April this year after showing two months of gain. Statistics Canada data indic...

Germany-based Metro to expand using cyberspace

Metro AG has shown inclination to spending more on online and international expansions after its Kaufhof department store chain was sold for...

Canada Consumer Product Safety Act turns four

Health Minister Rona Ambrose and Parliamentary Secretary Cathy McLeod marked the fourth anniversary of the Canada Consumer Product Safety Ac...

Operation Pangea keeps Canadians away from illicit health products

This year’s Operation Pangea builds on Health Canada‘s ongoing actions against illegal and counterfeit health products that lead...

New policy development system launched by CPhA

Pharmacare 2.0 is a four-stage policy development process designed to build a Canadian consensus and restart the pharmacare conversation. Wi...

Young entrepreneur from St. John’s wins $25,000

Melissa Butler, a resident of St. John’s Newfoundland, entered the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 aiming to create a sustainable ye...

Organic baby food industry set to see major growth in the next decade

A recent research report suggests that the organic baby food market is estimates to hit a revenue of $3528.7 million at the end of the next ...

Kellogg Co. faces $4 million settlement in Kashi lawsuit

According to recent developments in the “all-natural” lawsuit against Kashi, a brand owned by Kellogg Co., could cost $4 million...

A&P considering filing for bankruptcy

One of America’s oldest grocery companies is considering drastic measures to cut costs by filing for bankruptcy. According to sources ...

Fig Food Co. adds to its sales and marketing tools

Advantage Sales and Marketing and Fig Food Company are now partnering to build new retail solutions to drive distribution and sales of FFC&#...

The next big market: natural antioxidants

A research report by Grand View Research in California estimates that the global natural oxidants market will reach a value of US $4.14 bill...

Western organic growers to get a boost

General Mills among others will contribute $50,000 to help expand the number of organic farmers in Western Canada. The region has received a...

Whole Foods faces criticism after launching new ‘Responsibly Grown’ system

It seems Whole Foods‘ efforts to get ratings on the eco-friendliness of products it carries will end up hurting farmers. Last year, th...

Bug in a Rug brings Earth Mama Angel Baby to Canada

Jan Wood of Bug in a Rug is now introducing Earth Mama Angel Baby’s 100 per cent organic and natural herbal products for pregnancy, breastfe...

A&P banner confirms actively seeking buyers

Two local unions joined hands and released a statement confirming the rumours about A&P‘s interest in selling its stores. The spok...

Ascenta Health sold to Nature’s Way Products, USA

The Dartmouth-based manufacturer of nutritional supplements was taken over by German pharma company Dr. Willmar Schwabe Pharmaceuticals̵...

Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods sold to U.S. company for $132.5 million

The Connecticut-based Compass Diversified Holdings has entered into an agreement to buy an 87 per cent interest in Manitoba Harvest at the p...

CVS takes over Target pharmacies in the U.S.

Target pharmacies in the U.S. are set to be taken over by CVS Health corporation after a definitive agreement for approximately $1.9 billion...

Canadian nutrition label changes, an update

Dietitian and nutritionist Abby Langer‘s article in Huffington Post Canada gives an assessment of the upside and downside of the new n...

Shopping trends reflect a shift to bargain shopping

Dollarama won out the retail sales race when it reported results on Wednesday morning which indicated that more customers had shopped at the...

Plant protein brand awarded top honours at Canadian Grand Prix

Gardein™, one of North America’s largest selling plant protein brands, was recently awarded top honours at the 22nd annual Canadian Gr...

New employee announcement at LeBeau Excel Ltd.

Madeline Hardy joins LeBeau Excel Sales & Marketing as sales representative for the Toronto North & Mid-North Ontario regions. Hardy...

WhiteWave Foods buys Burnaby-based Vega for US $550 million

Vega‘s founder, Charles Chang, says this is only a forebear of good news for the company. In an interview with BCBusiness‘s edit...

Drugstore banner agreements may cause conflict of interest

Commission report points to problems with “compliance programs” and “drug supply agreements” in pharmacies. The Cons...

Soda ads to carry health warnings, San Francisco approves

San Francisco approves posting health warnings on ads for sugary sodas and drinks. The label would read: “WARNING: Drinking beverages ...

McKesson Canada says it is an ethical partner for independent pharmacists

In response to several inaccurate media reports presented to pharmacists about McKesson Canada‘s credibility, the company put out a pr...

iLevel Management to broker Herstat in Canada

iLevel Management will now be the Canadian full-service broker for the Natural Healthfood Channel for sales of Herstat, a proven natural col...

Stevia future looks sweet

In a recent report by Research and Markets, Stevia’s retail market in 2014 was estimated to be US $68.1 billion and is projected to re...

Social media is a rich analytical resource for retailers

If you’re looking for insight into what your consumer wants from your store, look online. Joel Teitelbaum, chief executive of the iSto...

BC to get Bodhi Natural Market

Deer Horn Capital has announced June 6, Saturday, as the launch date for its 6,800 square foot natural and organic food store in Maple Ridge...

Costco trumps Whole Foods in selling organic foods

In a recent earnings call transcript obtained by Huffington Post, Costco‘s chief financial officer has estimated that the whole foods ...

Natural Society attacks USDA for their GMO labelling

The American advocacy group Natural Society has launched a petition against the latest “Non-GMO labels” introduced by the United...

Nestle under pressure as Maggi withdrawn from shelves

Nestle India defends itself against allegations that its instant noodles, Maggi, contain high levels of lead. In a move to protect consumers...

Wal-Mart rethinks customer service strategy

Wal-Mart is bringing back an old slogan that puts associates on top. “Our people make the difference” is what will now be placed...

LeBeau Excel brings on new team members

Gary Hallman has joined LeBeau Excel Sales and Marketing as the sales representative for the Niagara and South western Ontario region. Hallm...

Expansions at LeBeau Excel

LeBeau Excel announced the addition of Deborah Murdoch as marketing manager who will spearhead and lead the expansion in capacity and resour...

Avril Supermarché Sante opens first store in Quebec

  Avril Supermarché Sante held a grand opening of its first store in Quebec on May 27 as part of the second development phase of Carref...

Devastating health conditions force shutdown of pharmacy in BC

Violations of the health code by Native Vancouver Pharmacy located close to downtown eastside, Vancouver, has led to a shutdown by the Colle...

Vitality shows net loss

Despite share losses for the year 2014 – 2015, Vitality‘s sales increased to $63,916, owing to the increase in sales efforts by ...

Government seeks to increase food label literacy in consumers

Government rolls out phase two of campaign that urges buyers to focus on serving size and percent daily value when shopping. Honourable Tony...

Fishy business

In the race to join the health foods trend, Spam maker, Hormel Foods, has bought the organic meat brand Applegate for a reported $775 millio...

Costco sees increase in Q3 earnings

Costco Wholesale Corp. reported a rise in its 12-week net income, which rose 9.1 per cent or $516 million, and sales figures, which rose 1 p...

Wal-Mart takes up animal activism motivated by customer reviews

Wal-Mart is taking cause with the way meat and egg suppliers are treating animals. The retail giant uses in-house research to support its ne...

Employees to be rewarded for following healthy behaviours

Green Shield Canada will use insights from its data to take current health care a step toward preventive health care with an initiative call...

Canadian retail sector is predicted to slow down even further

Savings incurred by Canadians due to lower gas prices will be rendered useless because of the simultaneous weakening of the Canadian dollar,...

Health Canada Proposes Tighter Controls on Veterinary Drugs 

Most of Canada’s largest livestock groups including the Cattlemen’s Association, Pork Council, Chicken and Dairy Farmers of Canada have publ...

Vancouver Turns Blind Eye to Licencing Illegal Pot Dispensaries

Although marijuana will be no less illegal, the city of Vancouver has decided to issue business licences to regulate and permit the operatio...

Brain Health Nutrition is Essential Throughout Life

Benefits of Pycnogenol® – Dr. Pescatore More than ever, consumers are doing their own research and seeking out natural products that a...

“Staff Training – A Necessity in Natural Health Care”

by Tim Allen   When it comes to differentiating one retail business from another inside the world of “Natural Health Care,” it’s certai...

Five Top Ingredients for Brain Health

In the face of alarmist and dire predictions about dementia, millions of Canadian baby boomers are looking for ways to stay vital and active...

Retail Opportunities – Growing Out of the Changing Landscape

by Dale Sproule On the surface, Canada has a thriving hemp industry – with over twenty large-scale commercial producers currently growing me...

All Fats are Not the Same

By Dale Sproule Imagine an inch thick T-bone steak the size of a dinner plate. Now try to imagine eating the whole thing in a single sitting...

From Store Shelves to our Waterways

The powers-that-be have been well-aware of microplastics in our waterways since December 2012, when State University of New York professor S...

US Organic Foods Market Poised to Surpass 45 Billion in 2015

According to recently published report by TechSci Research, “United States Organic Foods Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2020,...

International Naturopathic Cancer Research Project Announced

Canadian and American health-care professionals will work together to study the effectiveness of advanced integrative oncology (AIO) treatme...

Fitness Market Achieves Runners High

The world market for sports and fitness nutrition products (including foods & drinks) is moving from a niche segment to a mainstream mar...

Naturally Splendid Builds Impressive HempOmega Team for Global Push

Naturally Splendid Enterprises made not one but two major appointments to its Corporate Advisory Board to assist the Company with developmen...

When is an Apple not an Apple?

A company called Okanagan Specialty Fruits (recently acquired by US Bio-technology firm, Intrexon) has just received Canadian and US approva...

The future of organics

Since organic foods have seen a steady growth that shows no signs of slowing down, is the supply enough to satisfy the demand? By Kavita Sab...

Can You See It?

A look at the vision health category By Allison Tannis   Take a closer look. Vision/eye health ranks among consumers’ top five health c...

The power of in-store sales promotions

What can in-store promotions do for you, and how do you avoid the pitfalls? By Darrin Duber-Smith Marketers just love to talk about value: c...

Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre Launches French Website

A comprehensive online resource for patients, healthcare professionals and researchers interested in naturopathic cancer care In February, t...

WHO Doesn’t Like Sugar?

A new World Health Organization (WHO) guideline recommends adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of ...

What’s up with the Poiple Carrots, Doc?

Bugs Bunny would be pleased to learn that purple carrots deliver quiet a different list of nutrients than their orange, yellow and white cou...

Powerful – with a Capital P

Three totally natural health supplements that may be more powerful than prescription drugs?? No joke! Such things do exist. What are they? A...

Opening the Hatch to Fair Trade Seafood

Using single-hook handlines attached to handmade kites, the fishermen in the Indonesian Maluku island chain locate and catch large adult yel...

Coffee Tea Drinks Inspired by Asian-Pacific Trends

With younger consumers turning away from coffee in a search for healthier beverages, many are attracted to coffee tea drinks – a hybrid conc...

British Columbia and Ontario Pharmacists to Provide New Cardiovascular Program to Patients

Green Shield Canada, in partnership with the Ontario Pharmacists Association and the British Columbia Pharmacy Association, launched a pharm...

Hain Celestial Announces Accretive Strategic Acquisition

Acquires Live Clean® Personal Care Brand in Canada Expands Health and Beauty Care Offerings with Diversified Line of Baby, Body and Hair Car...

And Best Performance by an Anti-Aging Vitamin Goes to…

Alberta-based Life Choice made the big time in Hollywood last Sunday when two of its anti-aging products – available at natural health produ...

Orgen Nutraceuticals Expands Distribution Across Canada

Ayurvedic fusion supplement company, Orgen Nutraceuticals, has announced a major expansion effort to offer its products through more retail ...

Manitoba Looks to Improve Health with Functional Foods

According to the recently completed study, Economic Impact to Manitoba of Increased Adoption of Healthy Food and Food Ingredients for Chroni...

Acosta Sales & Marketing to Acquire Higgins Cohn Brand Management

Acquisition broadens Natural/Specialty Sales reach in Canada Acosta Sales & Marketing, a leading full-service sales and marketing agency...

Herbasante Refines Taste of High DHA Omega Oil

Herbasante – a Canadian company that specializes in providing a wide range of innovative natural and non-toxic homeopathic and herbal remedi...

Pick Me Up

NOW® B12 Instant Energy is back and features natural ingredients including 2000 mcg of multisource B12 and energizing co-factors that promot...

Ethical Nutrition Explained

In the preamble to their newly released “Report on Ethical Nutrition,” BCC Research defines “Ethical Nutrition” as “the practice of providin...

Supplement Line Revitalized

One of the longest lived and most respected natural health products lines in Canada is being revitalized by the children of the company’s lo...

Products to Fill your Heart and Spark Your Memory

Ascenta, makers of NutraSea and NutraVege – two of Canada’s favourite Omega 3 supplements, is preparing for their biggest produc...

Canadian Consumers Should Rest Assured

What should you do if you find yourself facing a sudden maelstrom of consumer concern following the testing and recall of a range of health ...

Driver Danica Patrick Takes Lead for StrongGirl™

Iovate Health Sciences International has introduced StrongGirl™, a new line of supplements created by women for women. StrongGirl™ supplemen...

Neptune Promotion

Dr. Tina Sampalis has been appointed Medical Science Liaison for Neptune Biotech. This is a transition from her previous position of Chief G...

Could Probiotics Reduce Viral Infections and Digestive Distress in Infants?

Probiotics have shown promise in supporting young immune systems to reduce incidence of common illnesses. In a Drug, Healthcare and Patient ...

MusclePharm names Canadian FitMiss Ambassadors

  MusclePharm’s new Canadian FitMiss Brand Ambassadors include Francisca Dennis – a public speaker, author, published freelance f...

Clear Sailing for Dietary Fibre

A new report from marketsandmarkets.com estimates that from 2014 to 2019, the global dietary fibre market will grow at a Compound Annual Gro...

Release Targets Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

The SmartenFit app is a research-based healthy eating and fitness app that provides a holistic approach to wellness. The developers are all ...

CHFA Keeps the Sector on Top of Health Canada Changes

Staffing changes occurring at Health Canada as reported by The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA). In summary: Simon Kennedy has assume...

Tests Suggest that Hemp Oil Enhances Immune Function

Under the sponsorship of Earth Science Tech., Inc. (ETST), researchers at the University of Central Oklahoma have been investigating the eff...

Horizon Group Acquires Planet Foods

On January 30, 2015, the Horizon Group of Companies announced the acquisition of Calgary’s popular Planet Foods. The Horizon Group is a priv...

Hemp Market Leader Looks to Omega

Naturally Splendid announced strengthened relationships with Full Spectrum Laboratories and Boreal Technologies, with a recent application t...

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...