Largest natural health and organic products expo offers tips on going green



    TORONTO, Aug. 8 /CNW/ - The largest conference and trade show for the
natural health and products sector is leading the way in providing information
to attendees on how to raise their green profile in the community.
    The Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) presents Expo East,
September 6-9, 2007, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto where
visitors have the opportunity to attend two days of conference workshops
(September 6-7), but also the chance to see the latest developments in the
natural health and organic industry at the largest expo of its kind in the
country (September 8-9). New this year is a full day of workshops on how to be
a green business leader by incorporating solutions that reduce environmental
impact.
    Presenter, Don Smith, should know. Smith will present a case history of
his natural food store, Foodsmiths, September 6 at 1 pm, which won the
retailer in Lanark County an environmental stewardship award in July. Not only
did Smith install a solar powered hot water heating system, high efficiency
refrigeration units, CFC lighting, and utilize compost waste units, his store
pays its customers to recycle empty vitamin and supplement bottles!
    The conference and trade show has grown to reflect the increasing
consumer interest in health and wellness. Expo East ranked 31st in 2006, up
from 43rd in 2004, in the top 50 largest trade shows in Canada, according to
U.S. industry publication, Tradeshow Week.
    Expo East brings together growers, manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers,
distributors, and importers in the natural health and organic product industry
who are involved in a variety of industry sub-sectors such as vitamin and
mineral supplements, herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products,
natural and organic foods, fibres and health and beauty aids.
    The trade show will occupy Halls A, B, and C in the North Building of the
Metro Toronto Convention Centre with feature over 500 exhibiting companies.
Visit the CHFA website for details at www.chfa.ca.

    The Canadian Health Food Association (www.chfa.ca) is Canada's largest
national trade association dedicated to the natural and organic products
industry. Our members represent the entire supply chain including growers,
manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, and importers involved in
a variety of industry sub-sectors such as vitamin and mineral supplements,
herbal products, homeopathics, sports nutrition products, natural and organic
foods, fibres and health and beauty aids. CHFA member products support
Canadians seeking optimal health and quality of life.

    CHFA Mission

    We believe that Canadians deserve access to safe and efficacious natural
products.
    The CHFA exists to empower and support our members by acting on their
behalf to secure a fair regulatory environment, hosting forums that showcase
innovative products, delivering ongoing vital and relevant education, and
providing valuable member services.
    This ensures that our industry is sustainable and stronger both
culturally and financially.





For further information:

For further information: on Expo East, contact Natalie Cajic,
Communications Coordinator, at (416) 497-6939 ext. 234 or ncajic@chfa.ca

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