ROSEMARIE Bennis of Sonas Health Foods, Newcastle West, County Limerick, is full of the joys of life, having been announced as a retail ambassador for Vitality 2019.
Vitality is a festival and celebration of natural health, wellbeing and fitness taking place in the RDS Dublin on September 28 and 29, bringing together leading Irish and international experts in the field.
With a jam-packed schedule across four stages over two days, headlining the event will be Holly White, vegan food blogger, Alison Canavan, wellbeing coach, Horticultural therapist and author Fiann Ó’Nualláin and Paul Byrne, fitness expert.
Speaking at the launch was Alan McGrath from Health Stores Ireland, who are behind the event: “Vitality 2019 is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the natural health industry in Ireland and we’re delighted to have Rosemary on board as a retail ambassador.
“The health stores industry is worth over €98 million to the Irish economy per annum at retail level alone. This highlights the huge importance of the health stores industry to the Irish economy. Health stores are a staple of main streets throughout Ireland and contribute significantly to the local economy of towns in Limerick.
“For many people, they’re a source of much-needed food supplements like vitamins and minerals; a one-stop-shop for finding out how to live a more sustainable life which will benefit their health and the planet, as well as being independent, family-run businesses helping to keep small-town Ireland alive.”.