New Hope Network is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

It’s Worth the Drive to Acton for Canadian Natural Products Retailers

Acton High school was the setting for the 2nd Annual Purity Life Health Products Table Top Retailer Show. Held on Sunday November 3, 2002, retailers from across Canada were invited to take in the small town warmth of Acton, Ontario while meeting some of the leading manufacturers of the natural health products industry.

This was a day designed with natural product retailers in mind. Not only were all the tools and information retailers seek for growing their business available, Purity Life was also able to bring Danny Wells, a natural products retailer guru to speak to the retailers who attended the show. With over 40 years of industry experience, Danny Wells’ fast paced, informative and entertaining presentations address key issues for retailers.

This event was not just about work though - organic food was served while live music was enjoyed. Another speaker – Peggy Foster, an incredibly dynamic individual who spirit is reflected in her larger-than-life pursuit to be the first Canadian woman to reach the highest summits of each continent, inspired those listening to her talk to believe in one’s dreams.

With all of this excitement taking place the major highlight still seemed to be shopping at Canada’s premier leather store – The Olde Hide House. With each order placed at the show, retailers were able to earn “Olde Hide House Dollars” that could be used to purchase various clothing items.

When asked about the success of the day, Purity Life owner Elyse Chapman had to say, “our industry is about relationships. Purity strives to find creative and rewarding ways to nurture such relationships and the Acton tabletop is just one way where our valued vendors, customers and employees can come together and enjoy doing business in an atmosphere of live music, good organic food, and industry leading guest lecturers".

According to Matthew James, Purity Life Brand Manager and first time attendee “ the show was an outstanding success for the over 500 retailers who attended this pioneering event”.

It was definitely worth the drive to Acton and one that many retailers will look forward to doing again next year.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.