The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.

The heath foods market was valued at £2.08bn in 2002 but current uncertainty with vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on sales.










(PRWEB) August 29, 2003

Research and Markets have announced the addition of the “Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003” report to their offering.

The value of the health food market covered in this report amounted to £2.08bn in 2002. This represented an increase of just over 10% on the 2001 figure, compared with considerably higher growth rates during the previous 2 years. The four key sectors consist of organic foods; functional foods; vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS); and alternative remedies.

The slowdown was most marked in the organic and functional foods sectors, both of which have previously experienced unusually high growth, and are displaying some signs of maturation. The VMS sector has been growing slowly, while sales of natural remedies have continued to increase at a steady rate.

The prospect of European legislation has affected, or will affect, most sectors of the health food market in various ways, and has already taken up considerable resources, as manufacturers and retailers fight to make sure their views are properly represented. Arguably, the most urgent issue concerns the Food Supplements Directive, which covers ingredients and dosage levels in vitamin and mineral preparations, and is due to come into force in July 2003. A report from the Food Standards Agency, published in 2003, indicating that high doses of some vitamins and minerals could be harmful will deal a further setback to the specialist health foods industry.

On the corporate front, much of the activity during 2002 has indicated that it is the larger specialist companies that are in the best position to capitalise on the health foods market as it is at present. A number of large mainstream companies have scaled back their operations in health food sectors, while at the other end of the range there have been several acquisitions of small specialist companies by larger ones.

The current uncertainty in the market for vitamins, supplements and natural remedies is likely to have a negative effect on future sales, at least in the short term. Sales of organic food have begun to slow down as the market matures, while the market for functional foods will continue to grow at a steady, but unexceptional, rate.

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REPORT DATA SUMMARY:

Health Foods Market Report Plus 2003

Category: Food

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Athena Software new Appointment Adds Fortune 500 Sales and Marketing Experience to Integrated Case Management Software Team

Athena Software new Appointment Adds Fortune 500 Sales and Marketing Experience to Integrated Case Management Software Team










(PRWEB) June 22, 2005

Greg Stanley Horn, President Athena Software.net, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dana Fox to the position of Director of Business Development.

Dana Fox is former Director of Sales of Fuji Graphic Systems Canada and has held senior-level positions at fortune 500 corporations Polaroid Corporation, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Zenon Environmental and Uniroyal Goodrich.

Athena Software’s aggressive plans for worldwide expansion combine ecommerce strategies with strong personal relationships. Fox is uniquely qualified to lead that initiative with proven experience implementing successful multinational sales and marketing campaigns.    

about athena software.net

Athena software is one of the world’s most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counseling, social work, mental health centers and EAP providers. Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athena solutions combine decades of combined experience with the power of server-based and open-source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.

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Community Marketing Distributor Announces Highest Sales Week in Company History

Community Marketing Distributor Announces Highest Sales Week in Company History










Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 28, 2007

Toronto-based referral marketing distributor, Bond Advertising and Marketing Group, announces the achievement of hitting record sales in its newly established Ottawa branch. In the first week of May, the Ottawa office’s sales total topped $ 15,000 – the highest earning week in the company’s history.

This achievement has not only greatly impacted overall results in each of the company’s offices, but it has brought on numerous additional partnership opportunities with local businesses, including: Local Heroes Bar & Grill, Dominos Pizza, Active Green & Roses and Canadian Golf and Country Club.

Bond Advertising and Marketing Group continues to support local businesses through targeted community outreach programs that help drive sales while generating overall awareness throughout the area.

Whether distributing on behalf of popular area restaurants, car care brands or local professional sports teams, Bond Advertising and Marketing Group brings together local merchants and community members by making it possible for consumers to do more of the things they enjoy for less than they thought possible. This unique community marketing network allows consumers to get more out of life through one-of-a-kind value offers while helping businesses connect with their customers face-to-face.

As an authorized distributor of referral marketing leader, Smart Circle International, Bond Advertising and Marketing Group builds upon a proven marketing approach that has helped national and international consumer brands – from Dominos Pizza to the New York Yankees – significantly increase their business. Customized consumer promotions offered in the form of professionally-produced Smart Cards, build traffic by increasing frequency, filling unused capacity during off-peak periods and prospecting brand new customers.

In addition to supporting its advertising partners, Bond Advertising and Marketing Group provides a ground floor opportunity for its professionally trained field representatives to become involved in the direct sales business and reach consumers on behalf of respected international brands and local favorites. The company’s business model continues to afford opportunities for full-time distributors to sell popular products that consumers already connect with, directly to them at home and at work.

About Bond Advertising and Marketing Group

Established in 2000, Bond Advertising & Marketing Group is an authorized Distributor of Smart Circle International, the dominant force in referral marketing worldwide. More information about Smart Circle International is available at http://www.smartcircleinternational.com. To speak to a Bond Advertising & Marketing Group representative, please contact Human Resources at 416-789-2663.

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HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods

HelloLife Notes Significant Increase in Sales of its Products at Local West Michigan Retailer, Apple Valley Natural Foods










Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) May 29, 2011

HelloLife has continued their commitment to supporting local business by bringing their products to retailers in the Grand Rapids area. The company is pleased to announce its recently added retail partner, Apple Valley Natural Foods, has seen a significant increase in HelloLife products.

CEO Albert Duoibes notes, “Apple Valley Natural Foods is just the kind of local retailer we’re looking to serve. They concentrate on bringing the best selection of health products under one roof for the convenience of the community. Since we established this relationship, our products – supported by the knowledgeable staff of the store – have increased sales past what we had originally forecasted. This tells us we have indeed filled a need for Apple Valley Natural Foods and their customers.”

About Apple Valley Natural Foods

Apple Valley Natural Foods is located at 3013 West Shore Drive #70, in Holland, Michigan.

About HelloLife

HelloLife, LLC is an Applied Life Science and Technology company doing business in the fields of health and wellness. HelloLife has its headquarters at 4460 – 44th St. SW, Ste. C 600, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512. HelloLife is focused on delivering over-the-counter (OTC) relief products registered with the FDA.

HelloLife is committed to providing safe relief, nutritional support and education for healthy lifestyle choices. Our products are available to consumers via retailers, healthcare professionals and direct mail. For more information about the company or our products, visit our website at: http://www.hellolife.net.

HelloLife continues to offer our successful pet health care line to the market as well. Interested consumers can visit the VETiONX® website at: http://www.vetionx.com/.

If you’d like more information about HelloLife or our products, please contact Jennie Mac Anaspie at 616.808.3290 x1028 or via email at jmacanaspie at hellolife dot net.

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Record Month for Home Sales in Ottawa

Record Month for Home Sales in Ottawa











(PRWEB) May 28, 2010

The Ottawa real estate market remains strong with sales continuing to rise, reports Ottawa mortgage broker service provider, the Wilson Team. “There’s never been a better time to invest in property,” says Laurie Wilson, “particularly if you consider the fact that mortgage rates are projected to increase further in the future.”

Despite the recent rise of mortgage interest rates in Canada, Ottawa reported a record month in home sales last April. Sales saw a climb of almost 16 percent compared to last year, according to the Ottawa Real Estate Board, with 1,841 homes sold through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Condominiums accounted for about a quarter of those sales, surging to an increase of 32%. As for average sale prices, they managed to continue an upward trend to $ 332,979, which was an increase of 11.6% from 2009.

Homebuyers mainly rushed to sign deals in order to beat the implementation of tougher mortgage rules by Canada’s major banks, as well as the imposition of Ontario’s new harmonized sales tax (HST) due to take effect in July 2010.

While mortgage rates are on the rise, the record sales numbers show a lot of promise. “Canadians remain optimistic and confident about the economy,” says The Wilson Team. “Mortgage rates in Ottawa via our company are floating between three and five percent, which are incredible rates considering recent legislative changes,” she further stated.

Armed with 35 years worth of industry experience, The Wilson Team provides successful mortgage solutions with some of the lowest Canadian mortgage rates structured to fit personal financial goals and risk tolerances. As part of the top 1% of mortgage producers in Canada, The Wilson Team has forged successful alliances with over 30 lenders and private fund providers, enabling them to offer hundreds of mortgage products for their clients’ needs.

For more information on The Wilson Team and their various mortgage broker services for purchasing, refinancing or renovating purposes, call them or visit their website at http://www.WilsonTeam.CA.

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Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions

Corporate Renaissance Group Receives Outstanding Sales Recognition From Microsoft Business Solutions











OTTAWA, ON (PRWEB) August 6, 2004

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRG) recently received recognition from Microsoft® Business Solutions for outstanding customer commitment and sales achievement and was named to the Microsoft Business Solutions President’s Club. This recognition honors Microsoft Business Solutions reselling partners whose commitment to customers is reflected in their business performance and high level of sales achievement and customer satisfaction.

“Microsoft Business Solutions is pleased to honor CRG for its demonstrated strong commitment to customers as well as its high sales achievements,” said Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Tami Reller. “We deeply value our relationship with CRG and are pleased to recognize these outstanding accomplishments.”

“We are extremely proud of our staff who have committed to delivering superior sales, implementation, and support to Microsoft Business Solutions – Great Plains. This achievement comes from both the internal dedication and the support from our partners who buy our innovative products that extend the value of Microsoft Great Plains”, said Dr. Vijay Jog, president, Corporate Renaissance Group.

In addition to reselling and implementing Microsoft Great Plains, CRG delivers innovative solutions for data automation, financial planning and analysis, human resource management and interface management areas that extend the solution’s functionality.

About Corporate Renaissance Group

Established in 1989, Corporate Renaissance Group is a global provider of innovative solutions that drive better business management and performance. With expertise in business management applications, CRG has established itself as a leading provider of solutions that drive operational effectiveness. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices throughout North America, South Africa and India, CRG provides global solutions to global challenges. Their sophisticated, high performance software products and services, together with their unparalleled management expertise enable their clients to become value-based, performance-focused organizations. Their products are sold through a global network of more than 500 strategic partners as well as their direct sales team. For more information please visit http://www.crgroup.com.


















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