HALIFAX, March 28 /CNW/ - Planet Organic Health Corp. - (TSX Venture Exchange - POH), Canada's leading natural and organic supermarket chain, today announced the official name change of their Halifax store from "Great Ocean Natural Foods" to "Planet Organic Market."
Great Ocean was purchased by Planet Organic Markets in August of 2004, and since that time has continued to run under the Great Ocean banner. The name change is the final transition for the Halifax store.
"We are pleased to become an integral part of the Planet Organic team," said Halifax store manager, Jevens Matheson. "Now we can actively participate in Planet Organic's innovative marketing and advertising programs."
Founded in 1990, Great Ocean Natural Foods generates $4.0 million in annual revenue and is an established retailer of organic and natural living products. In 2002, the Canadian Health Food Association named Great Ocean Natural Foods "Retailer of the Year."
Planet Organic Market offers customers a wide range of healthy organic and natural living products. "Our company is delighted that Great Ocean has made the transition," said Mark Craft, President of Planet Organic Markets. "The experienced and professional staff at our Halifax store have made us proud to be a leader in the organic grocery business."
ABOUT PLANET ORGANIC
Planet Organic Health Corp. (TSX-V: POH), is a natural products industry company, comprising manufacturing, distribution and retail. Recently recognized as one of the Top 50 Companies on the TSX Venture Exchange, the company operates natural food supermarkets in Edmonton, Victoria, Calgary, Port Coquitlam and Halifax under the Planet Organic Market banner. In
addition, the company operates 47 natural health outlets under the Sangster's Health Centre banner. Another POHC company, Trophic Canada is the country's leading manufacturer of natural supplements.