Retailer Education

Puresource provides educational training to help you with your continuing education goals.

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2 Easy Ways to Learn

Join our "Live Trainings" throughout each month and speak directly to the trainer.

Each month we offer a variety of training topics and times to make it convenient to learn more and expand your skills base. All attendees who attend the live training, receive a FREE gift.

It’s Easy to Join:

Join with a computer only (audio and video):
  1. Go to https://nowfoods.webex.com/join/teletrain
  2. Enter your name and email address and click Join Meeting
  3. Select “Call Using Computer” from the “Select Audio Connection” drop down menu
  4. Click Connect Audio and Video button

Join with a telephone only (no video):

  1. Call: 1-855-244-8681
  2. Enter the Access Code: 641 120 737
  3. Enter the pound key (#) for the Attendee ID number
Join with a telephone (audio) and computer (video):
  1. Go to https://nowfoods.webex.com/join/teletrain
  2. Enter your name and email address and click Join Meeting
  3. Close the Audio and Video Connection box by clicking on the x in the upper right corner
  4. Call: 1-855-244-8681
  5. Enter the Access Code: 641 120 737
  6. Enter the pound key (#) for the Attendee ID number
How to receive your free gift:
  1. At the end of the each Live Training, email your product selection along with this information to the right to:
  2. tina.drake-smith@puresource.ca
  • Your Name
  • Store or Clinic Name
  • Store or Clinic Phone Number
  • Seminar Attended
  • Phone number you called from for the seminar
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Category Feature: All about Enzymes: Deciphering their Key Roles

Evenings:
Atlantic - 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Eastern - 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Central - 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Mountain - 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Pacific - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
  • Tue, Jul 23
  • Tue, Aug 27

Enzymes are like the blue-collar workforce of the body. One of their most important roles is in the metabolism of our food macromolecules so that we can be nourished. Navigating enzyme products can be confusing. Come learn about the roles of different enzymes, why are vegetarian and animal sourced ones different, why enteric coating isn't as helpful as it sounds, and which ones are best used under different circumstances.

Creating the Ultimate Natural Food Retail Experience from the Inside Out

2019 Retailer Conference Seminar
Heather Lazickas, Brand Manager; seven roots
  • Thu, Jun 20

Seven roots will guide the group through building a vision for your business, choosing and training staff who can help you make it happen, and bring that vision to life. We’ll cover product selection, customer service, merchandizing, brand standards and how to think about competition. Making strategic, intentional choices, you can grow your store’s culture, build sales and meet the needs of your community with authentic, enticing retail execution.

Do the Right Thing, In Business and in Life

2019 Retailer Conference Seminar
Jim Estill, CEO of Danby Appliances, Member of the Order of Canada.
  • Fri, Jun 21

Jim Estill has a wealth of experience both starting and growing businesses. Within our field, he started Simply Clean and sold it to Puresource. Currently, Jim is the owner and CEO of Danby Appliances. His company’s motto is “Do the Right Thing”, but this represents more than just a business slogan for Jim. Throughout his career, whether in business or in life, the application of this core principle has never failed to serve not only his own interests, but also the interests of those around him, be it his customers or his family and friends. But it has also served his community and even complete strangers. When Jim saw what was happening with the Syrian refugee crisis, he didn’t allow himself to do nothing, he had to do the right thing. Listen as Jim imparts his message of inspiration from his years of business experience and his philanthropic endeavours and how doing the right thing is always the right thing to do.

Health Protocol: Constipation: How to Regulate Bowel Movements

Atlantic – 9am, 11am, 1pm
Eastern – 8am, 10am, Noon
Central – 7am, 9am, 11am
Mountain – 6am, 8am, 10am
Pacific – 5am, 7am, 9am
  • Wed, Jul 24
  • Wed, Aug 28

Constipation is often considered a disease of the modern era, rooted in our poor diets, stressful circumstances and sedentary lifestyles. Probiotics and fibre supplements can not only offer well needed relief from discomfort, but also may impart many health benefits and reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, colon cancer and more. Learn about Fibersol-2, Acacia, Glucomannan, Organic Oat bran, Apple Pectin, Psyllium, Senna, Castor Oil, Aloe and more.

New NOW Products

Evenings:
Atlantic - 6pm, 8pm, 10pm
Eastern - 5pm, 7pm, 9pm
Central - 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Mountain - 3pm, 5pm, 7pm
Pacific - 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
  • Tue, Jul 09
  • Tue, Aug 13

NOW® has one of the most prolific product launch schedules in the industry. This seminar series focuses on providing retailers with information on NOW’s newly launching products. New products create excitement for consumers, support the growth of your retail business, and further NOW’s goal to provide products of value that support optimal wellness.

Quality Products are the foundation of a Quality Store Experience: What Quality means to NOW®

2019 Retailer Conference Seminar
Neil Levin, Senior Nutrition Education Manager, NOW Foods
  • Thu, Jun 20

How can a retailer or consumer determine the relative quality of brands or products? We see conflicting claims on issues: what a Certificate of Analysis means, advantages and disadvantages of third-party testing, contract manufacturers, and how DNA testing compares with other methods of botanical qualification. Does country of origin affect quality and safety? What testing is routine and what is extraordinary? Learn how manufacturers select appropriate manufacturing and testing methods, and whether developing internal capabilities or outsourcing works best. Hear from an expert on applying GMPs to ensure product quality for different types of materials and products.

Selling the Hell-th out of Fads: Legitimizing the Keto Diet

2019 Retailer Conference Seminar
Dr. Thalia Charney ND (inactive), Nutrition and Health Education Manager, Puresource; The Classroom Doc
  • Fri, Jun 21

Health fads are a double edged sword; they can help sell health products that may support a customer’s journey but they also come with a responsibility to manage expectations and impart some wisdom. Join our nutrition and health expert, Thalia Charney, as she uncovers the benefits but also the challenges of following the keto diet. With over a decade of experience as a naturopath and as the author of The Confident Food Shopper, she brings her balanced perspective to weigh-in on this topic. Come learn what it means to go into ketosis and what current science, experts and opinions have to say about the topic. More importantly, be better equipped to help meet the individual needs of your customers often trapped in a very fixed idea about what a keto diet should look like.

Workshops that Work: Making your own Perfumes and Personal Care Products Demonstration

2019 Retailer Conference Seminar
Joy Hayhoe, Category Manager: Food and Personal Care, Puresource
  • Thu, Jun 20

More and more consumers are seeking alternative solutions to mass market household products which continues to expand the Do-It-Yourself market. Joy will help you discover some unique ways to attract these consumers and show them practical and safe ways to make their own products. From personal care scents with essential oils and even some household cleaning tips and tricks, she will show you how to set up and run a successful in-store demo or workshop using our pre-made demo kits. Joy will help you stir the creative energies of your customers with an array of inspirational ideas!

Listen at your convenience to our recorded seminars below:

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7 Reasons I Love NOW

Learn all about a unique family owned company that has not only survived but thrived for 5 decades.

18 mins
Amino Acids for Memory, Focus and Mood

Depression, anxiety, lethargy and poor focus are common ailments that inhibit our ability to thrive. Amino acids can augment various neurotransmitter pathways responsible for regulating important brain functions. Find out more today! 

41 mins
An 'A' Grade for Vitamin D

Vitamin D has become the foundation for the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases. Come find out why Canadians are deficient and how to navigate questions about different types and doses of vitamin D. 

32 mins
Best Herbs for Women

Women have unique health challenges. Thankfully mother nature has provided us with a plethora of wonderful "female herbs". Come learn how to assist shoppers with their particular gynecological needs.

24 mins
BetterStevia

Learn why using the whole leaf of organically-grown stevia makes NOW BetterStevia better. Share on your social media channel today.

2 mins

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Amino Acids for Memory, Focus and Mood

Depression, anxiety, lethargy and poor focus are common ailments that inhibit our ability to thrive. Amino acids can augment various neurotransmitter pathways responsible for regulating important brain functions. Find out more today! 

41 mins
An 'A' Grade for Vitamin D

Vitamin D has become the foundation for the treatment and prevention of many chronic diseases. Come find out why Canadians are deficient and how to navigate questions about different types and doses of vitamin D. 

32 mins
Best Herbs for Women

Women have unique health challenges. Thankfully mother nature has provided us with a plethora of wonderful "female herbs". Come learn how to assist shoppers with their particular gynecological needs.

24 mins
Body Oils for Health

Cosmetic oils can help your skin by providing added moisture and flexibility, acting as a protective barrier under harsh weather conditions, or as carriers for targeted therapeutic essential oils.

47 mins
Essential Oils 101

Quality, purity and the regulation and marketing of essential oils are important to understand. Join our category expert to see how NOW® stands up and to learn how to safely and effectively use essential oils. 

67 mins
Perfuming with Essential Oils

Mixing fragrant essential oils to create a pleasant experience is an art dating back to some of the earliest human civilizations. It has now been crafted into a wonderful art of blending in order to create a time-released and layered experience.

31 mins

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New NOW Products Nov-Dec 2018

See what's new for Nov-Dec 2018 today!

44 mins

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Bone Building: Reducing Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Risk

Osteoporosis affects approximately 1.4 million Canadians. Join Dr.

30 mins
Managing Blood Sugar Naturally

There is a plethora of great natural health products to help consumers manage borderline or frank diabetes. This training includes a broad range of herbs, antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, minerals and fibres. 

46 mins
Post Meal Indigestion: Acid Reflux, Ulcers and More

Many people experience post-meal discomfort including heartburn and nausea. Dr. Charney lends her expertise on natural treatments for GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease), ulcers, H. Pylori and other related stomach issues. 

47 mins
Prevention and Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injuries

While the science is still in its infancy, there is growing evidence that a wide range of supplements may help manage concussions including omega 3 fatty acids, ALA, amino acids, curcumin and Pycnogenol®.

47 mins
Restful Sleep Recommendations

Consumers are desperately seeking solutions for a better night's sleep. The options are numerous and can be overwhelming.  Learn when and why to recommend different products including herbs, vitamins and amino acids.  

27 mins

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7 Reasons I Love NOW

Learn all about a unique family owned company that has not only survived but thrived for 5 decades.

18 mins
BetterStevia

Learn why using the whole leaf of organically-grown stevia makes NOW BetterStevia better. Share on your social media channel today.

2 mins
NOW Brand Identity

Get to know us at NOW. Learn how our core values will help deliver loyal business to you year after year.

3 mins
Rawsome is Really Awesome

Rawsome is a pure and powerful whole food fortifier that enhances foods nutritional value by shaking on vitamins, minerals, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and probiotics from sprouted whole seeds, fruits and vegetables. Share today!

2 mins