Durham Natural Foods, 1191 Montrose Avenue, Sudbury, Ontario,
Durham Natural Foods has been in business since 1978. We sell health food supplements, organic foods, natural health and beauty aids, and health related books.
In the mid 70's the young couple, Gilles and Louise Roy, moved back to Sudbury. Gilles had been transferred from Ottawa, where he worked as a tax auditor for our nation's government. They had become accustomed to the lifestyle of our Capital city and found when returning to Northern Ontario that they missed some things. Organic foods and natural supplements were not readily available in our northern mining town at that point in history, and the Roy's decided that maybe this was a gap they could fill; they decided to open a health food store of their own in downtown Sudbury, Ontario.
They found a space, spent months renovating, stocked the shelves, and opened for business in 1978. They soon found that the infrastructure to run such a business was somewhat lacking in the north, so Gilles created a partnership with a store in Parry Sound and they opened their own trucking business to get products north in a timely manner.
They hired a woman with many years experience in
the health industry to work in the store and make sure their customers got the
best possible advice while they themselves were learning their way around health
care issues. A few years later Gilles' brother Ray joined them and he has worked
as store manager ever since.
Staff are always encouraged to seek health related training and that training is subsidized by the Roys so that customers can depend on getting up to date and helpful information.
Better Health, Better Lives!