James and Lauren Greenough were in the car when a name for their new business popped into Lauren’s head.
“I said, What about Goods? And then it just made sense,” she says. “We want people to feel good about what they’re buying and putting in their bodies. We’ve got the goods. It just works. It describes us.”
Goods Health and Wellness opened Canada Day on Kelowna’s Pandosy Street in SOPA Square. The natural health store offers primarily Canadian vitamins and supplements, and sports nutrition. It features an organic coffee and smoothie bar, and has a co-working space upstairs.
Goods Health and Wellness will be holding its grand opening celebration tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 10) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be giveaways, 50% off smoothies and storewide savings.
“We saw a gap in Kelowna’s market,” Lauren says. “Most stores are either focused solely on holistic health or sports nutrition. We find ourselves right in the middle. We offer the cleanest sports nutrition and the highest quality natural health supplements.
James’ upbringing in Kelowna always involved healthy habits like clean eating and taking supplements, while Lauren says she has “evolved into living” the lifestyle over the last decade spent with her husband. When they moved back to Kelowna a few years ago, they saw an opening in the market for a business exactly like Goods Health and Wellness.
The couple went about separating itself from others in the industry and views the organic coffee and smoothie bar as “the cherry on top.” It features whole fruit smoothies with no added juice or yogurt, and some of the supplements and functional products that Goods sells can be taste tested at the coffee bar.
“That, I would say, is solely unique to Goods,” Lauren says. “I don't think anyone else has supplements at their bar. We’re really big on adaptogenic beverages that are functional and delicious. We don’t compromise flavour for anything.”
One of the best selling products at Goods Health and Wellness is Laird Superfood, an MCT oil and calcium based coffee creamer.
“It’s delicious,” Lauren says, “and we sell every flavour that they make.”
Goods Health and Wellness did extensive research when it came to stocking its shelves, and buying Canadian was a key mandate as well since the business itself is Canadian and locally owned. More than 90% of its inventory hails from the Great White North, including brands like AOR, St. Francis Herb Farm, Canprev, Organika and Genuine Health.
And once you hit the smoothie or coffee bar, you can head up to the second level at Goods Health and Wellness and enjoy the meeting space that was designed entirely by the couple.
“It’s for co-working, solo working, meeting with friends, meeting with clients," she says. "It’s very clean. It’s white tables and blue chairs, just to keep distractions low.”
More information about Goods Health and Wellness can be found here.
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