Carlson Labs Celebrates 50 Years and Honors Southtown Health Foods
For Immediate Release
J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc.
600 W. University Dr.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Tel: (847) 255-1600 Fax: (847) 255-1605
Carlson Labs Celebrates 50 Years with Special Honors to Southtown Health Foods
Arlington Heights, Ill. (April 14, 2015) – Business relationships spanning decades aren’t coincidences. They’re a reflection of mutual respect and trust for one another. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we were honored to recognize Southtown Health Foods as our longest customer, dating back to a generation ago. On March 6 at the Natural Products Expo West Convention in Anaheim, Calif., Carlson President Carilyn Anderson presented a special plaque of recognition to Southtown Health Foods current owners Emil and Mary Ann Mahler, for a half-century of continued support and trust in Carlson nutritional products. “It’s been a pleasure to work together with another honorable family business that’s been passed down to the next generation,” Emil said, accepting the plaque.
Like Carlson, Southtown Health Foods has always been a family-owned and operated business. It started in 1948 when Frieda Mahler, a mother of five and private duty nurse, bought the store from a friend. She was excited to apply her nursing and mothering skills in a meaningful way to help others eat sensibly and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Her carpenter husband, Emil, built all of the shelving at the store, and all five of her kids worked there. For the next 21 years, she enjoyed spending time with her kids, 24 grandkids and 42 great grandkids. Frieda and her husband Emil are proof that a healthier lifestyle can prolong life, as she lived to be 96, and her husband lived until 99.
Today, Frieda’s son Emil and his wife Mary, together with their kids, continue to earn respect and loyalty from a new generation of customers—a family tradition started long ago. Currently, their daughter Kathryn Mahler-Speh (Katie) is the general manager. Southtown Health Foods is a neighborhood fixture, located at 2100 W. 95th St. in Chicago, Ill. You can also visit them online at www.southtownhealthfoods.com.
About Carlson Labs
Since 1965, Carlson Labs has produced fresh, pure, award-winning vitamins, minerals, fish oils, and other nutritional supplements. They launched at the forefront of the industry, offering the most complete line of natural-source vitamin E products in the world. They then paved the way for bringing fish oil and cod liver oil to the U.S. Market. In 2009, they launched calamari marine oil, and today, they’re proud to bring you a product line of more than 200 innovative formulas designed with your family’s unique nutritional
needs in mind. For more information, call (888) 234-5656, check out their website at www.carlsonlabs.com, or visit your local natural food store. J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc. is located at 600 W. University Dr., Arlington Heights, IL 60004.
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