PRODUCT RECALL: PROTEIN SUPPLIES AUSTRALIA

Protein Supplies Australia Lactose Free Milk Powder Lot # 8116766122

Best Before Date: 29/12/2019 to see the attached FOOD RECALL statement.

The supplier of the raw materials for this product have issued a product recall, this is due to the possibility that the product is contaminated with fine metal fibres from the production equipment used in the processing which may of been damaged/faulty.

Display THIS SIGN: near your register for one month

Please remove stock and contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange returns and credits
Email: Stock.Credits@uhp.com.au

If you have an questions please call 1800 787 904 or email stock.credits@uhp.com.au

ACURE – Clarifying Acne Glycolic And Zinc Towelettes |Voluntary Withdrawal

Notice of Voluntary Withdrawal

In line with Acure Organics commitment to quality, we would like to voluntarily withdraw the Acure Clarifying Acne Glycolic & Zinc Towelettes from sale.

• Lot Code C27 ONLY
• Unique Code AR101

This recall is being initiated due to the discovery of an out of specification result detected during a routine water quality testing at the manufacturing facility, therefore not meeting our exceptionally high standards of quality.

What to do:
Remove and dispose of stock. Fill out and complete destruction certificate: HERE

Please contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange returns and credits
Email: Stock.Credits@uhp.com.au

Voluntary Withdrawal – My Magic Mud Bioplastic Toothbrush

Due to My Magic Muds uncompromising commitment to producing the highest quality products, they have decided to voluntarily withdrawal the Earth-Friendly Bioplastic Toothbrush (MM52), until they strengthen their manufacturing solution with bioplastics and charcoal infused bristles.

My Magic Mud have determined that a small percentage of Bioplastic Toothbrushes, have a loosening of the bristles, when they are exposed to
hot water and vigorous brushing.

They apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and are working diligently to rectify this issue.

The Bamboo Toothbrushes (MM51) are completely unaffected by this withdrawal.
After detailed examination and testing, the Bamboo Toothbrushes bristles are perfectly intact and of the highest quality on the market.

What to do:
Remove and dispose of stock. Fill out and complete destruction certificate: HERE

Please contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange returns and credits
Email: Stock.Credits@uhp.com.au

Brand News – Summer 2017

THE LOOP KEEPS YOU UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS ON THE BRANDS UNIQUE DISTRIBUTES.

From branding updates and packaging alterations to price changes, the major brand news for the quarter is covered right here.

For any brand change queries that aren’t covered below please contact us.

 

ENVIRO OFFER A WHOLE NEW HOLISTIC EXPERIENCE

Customers can now relax, moisturise, cleanse and energise with Enviro’s new shower filter now including a bonus aromatherapy ring. Enviro have also freshened up the packaging to give it an attractive, new look.

Enviro - Brand News

EXTRAORDINARY FOODS KALE CHIPS + PROBIOTICS

To keep at the forefront of the gut health trend, Extraordinary Foods have added probiotics to all three delicious, prebiotic-filled kale chip flavours. The packaging has also been updated to further improve the product freshness.

Extraordinary Foods - Brand News

GOODIE BALLS ADD GOODNESS INSIDE AND OUT

It’s good news all round for Goodie Balls. Not only has the recipe been slightly altered for a new and improved flavour, but the packaging has also been updated. The tasty Goodie Balls are now sourcing biodegradable, BPA Free packaging.

 Goodie Balls - Brand News

ACURE ORGANICS DROP PRICES

You can now get a selection of top-selling hair and beauty products from ACURE Organics for less. They’ve dropped the RRP and wholesale pricing on 17 SKUs, including their new 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioners, making them even more competitive.

 Brand News - Acure

NEEK ‘WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE’ MAKEOVER 

Neek have replaced Whole Lotta Rosie Lipstick with Pash Lipstick. The new Pash has a similar colour to what Whole Lotta Rosie offered, however the undertones have be changed from orange to brown to help the lipstick appeal to a broader audience.

 Brand News - Neek

KIN KIN TEA TAKE TO THE TRIANGLE

Kin Kin Tea have switched to plant based, pyramid tea bags. This allows the tea leaves to infuse more effectively then round bags, creating a stronger tea.

Kin Kin- Brand News

Retail Focus: The Senses Are the Secret to Active Nutrition Sales

AUSTRALIANS’ INTEREST IN FITNESS ACTIVITIES FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS ARE DRIVING THE DEMAND FOR MORE ACTIVE NUTRITION PRODUCTS.

This demand for active nutrition products is pushing the global market, which is predicted to grow at a strong compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% from 2013 to 2019, to reach AUD$49.14 billion by 2019.*

With demand clearly increasing, what can you do to drive customers into your store, push them to the purchase intent stage and then break down all barriers to get the sale? The answer is reclaim sensory engagement.

With a lingering stigma around how unpleasant sports nutrition products can be, taste is a big obstacle with this category. Allowing customers the opportunity to taste, touch and smell the products helps to overcome this.

In some studies, samples have boosted
sales by as much as 2,000%!+

With a rapidly growing category, it’s inevitable that some people won’t understand what some active nutrition products do or what they even look like out of the packet, let alone what they taste like.

Help your customers to better understand these products and better persuade them to purchase. First think of the brand experience as sensations, feelings, perceptions and behavioural responses evoked by the senses, these are the brand stimuli.

Sensory brand engagement via the Five Senses:

– Sight: brand look
– Taste: brand flavour
– Touch: brand texture
– Smell: brand scent
– Sound: brand soundtrack

Then understand that these greatly influence consumer satisfaction and loyalty. These can be the secret to increasing sales and helping premium products with higher margins, gain powerful competitive advantage.**

By offering a well-thought out sampling experience, you’re allowing customers to learn more about the products and engage with them in an appealing environment, but can also resinate though to them on a sub-conscious level. Reciprocity is the strong human instinct. As Dan Ariely, a behavioural economist at Duke University, explains “If somebody does something for you”—such as giving you a piece of an energy bar, or a cup of an electrolyte drink —“you really feel a rather surprisingly strong obligation to do something back for them.”+

Your sampling check list:

– Variety of flavours / products prepared and served in sample sizes
– Unopened products that are being sampled for show
– Knowledgeable staff that will stay at the stall and answer questions
– Bright posters to promote the products clearly
– A branded, clean, well-thought out, powerful display
– Consider a survey card for customers to complete
– Stock on the shelves ready to sell

Give your customers a tactical interaction and start influencing their experience and subsequently their purchase decision. Use sensory engagement, the secret to active nutrition sales.

TIP! Add some extra excitement by asking samplers to rate the product and leave their email to win a prize or get a discount voucher. This will help you grow your email marketing database, get valuable customer feedback and increase excitement to better persuade them subconsciously into a sale.

*Globe Newswire, 2016.
^ Statista, 2013.
+ Supermarket News, 2005.
** Deakin University Australia, 2011.

Aussies Hunger for Vegan Friendly Products

AUSTRALIANS HAVE FLIPPED THEIR TYPICAL TUCKER FROM ‘MEAT AND THREE VEG’ TO FEATURE AN EXPANDING RANGE OF ANIMAL-FREE OPTIONS.

Ewa Hudson, Head of Health and Wellness at Euromonitor International, said that Australia is one to watch when it comes to the demand for vegan friendly products.

Between 2015 and 2020, Australia is projected to continue as the third-fastest-growing vegan market in the world at 9.6% growth. Not far ahead is United Arab Emirates growing at 10.6%, with China leading the growth at 17.2%.

In Australia, it’s Tasmania that’s leading demand for vegan options. Newcastle, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Canberra also make it to the top 5 locations most interested in veganism.
With demand increasing rapidly, Australia’s packaged vegan food market is set to grow over $60 million in value to reach $215 million by 2020.

 

Vegan Friendly Products

 

Globally, this alternative lifestyle has been supported by high profile, mainstream celebrities like Beyoncé. Support has also come from the increased awareness about the health benefits of vegan options, as well as the increased need that Australians have developed for transparency in what the consume. The internet makes it simple for consumers to easily access information on veganism and farm- to-table practices. People want to know where their food comes from.

 

With demand increasing, vegan friendly products have only seen the opportunity to develop further in quality and taste. Veganism is hence losing its ‘hippie’ stereotype and becoming more mainstream everyday. People want good food they don’t feel guilty eating, both morally and in terms of health. Consumers are learning fast that vegan options are where they’ll get this.

According to Google, ‘Vegan’ is searched more in Australia, than anywhere else in the world.

So what products are seeing the most growth in the vegan sector?

In Australia, dairy-type products, worth $83.7 million come in as the most popular non-animal products in Australia. These are followed by sauces, dressings and condiments worth $26.3 million. Closely behind is biscuits and snack bars valued at $12.5 million, confectionary worth $6.9 million, breakfast cereals at $5.4 million, and then spreads worth $1.1 million.*

According to Australian Dietary Guidelines, appropriately planned vegetarian diets, including total vegetarian or vegan diets, are healthy and nutritionally adequate.

Vegan Friendly Products

Stock a range of vegan friendly products and share the benefits of veganism to get a slice of the growing category.

Check out the top-selling vegan friendly products from The Whole Foodies, Monica’s Mixes, East Bali Cashews, Power Super Foods, Protein Supplies Australia, Extraordinary Foods, Natural Evolution, Blue Dinosaur, GimMe, and Protes.

 

Source: Euromonitor International, 2016.

Soap cleans up its act!

CLEAN AND ANTIBACTERIAL FREE… DO YOUR CUSTOMERS LOOK FOR SOAPS AND BODY WASHES LABELLED “ANTIBACTERIAL” THINKING THESE PRODUCTS WILL REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING SICK, SPREADING GERMS OR BEING INFECTED?

Many people in the natural health industry have argued for years that antibacterial soap and wash may do more harm than good. This month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that “there isn’t enough science to show that over-the-counter (OTC) antibacterial soap is better at preventing illness than washing with plain soap and water. To date, the benefits of using antibacterial hand soap haven’t been proven. In addition, the wide use of these products over a long time has raised the question of potential negative effects on your health.”

The FDA is issuing a final rule under which OTC consumer antiseptic wash products (including liquid, foam, gel hand soaps, bar soaps and body washes) containing the majority of the antibacterial active ingredients—including triclosan and triclocarban—will no longer be able to be marketed.

What is the concern?
The FDA is concerned that the manufacturers haven’t proven that those ingredients are safe for daily use over a long period of time. Also, manufacturers haven’t shown that these ingredients are any more effective than plain soap and water in preventing illnesses and the spread of certain infections.

“Following simple handwashing practices is one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness at home, at school and elsewhere,” says Theresa M. Michele, MD, of the FDA’s Division of Non-prescription Drug Products. “We can’t advise this enough. It’s simple, and it works.”

The FDA’s final rule covers only consumer antibacterial soaps and body washes that are used with water. It also does not apply to antibacterial soaps that are used in health care settings, such as hospitals and nursing homes.

What are your customers’ options?
Whilst the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) has not made any ruling in Australia at this time, there are a huge range of options available through Unique Health Products that are not antibacterial and are made without using any toxic chemicals or synthetic ingredients.

Unique offers you a range of natural soap and body wash products that look great on the shelf, smell fantastic and are fast sellers.

What to recommend and why?

Antibacterial Free Soap
Kiss My Face
Kiss My Face includes a cruelty-free, naturally effective soap and body wash range that offers a lot more than just cleansing; botanicals, soothing aloe, remarkably moisturising olive oil and plant-based cleansers leave skin fresh, hydrated and smelling fabulous. No Kiss My Face soaps or gels contain any Triclosans!

Alaffia
Alaffia was created to help West African communities become sustainable through the fair trade of indigenous resources. The Alaffia range is cruelty free and created using only the best natural ingredients.

EO Hand Sanitizer
EO stands for essential oils. EO Hand Sanitizers are certified organic, non-GMO, cruelty free and synthetic and fragrance free. 99.9% effective against common germs, EO Hand Sanitizers contain beautiful smelling essential oils that leave hands subtly scented, refreshed and clean. No sticky residue is left behind and Vitamin E and Vegetable Glycerin ensure that hands won’t dry out, even after frequent use.

Ecostore
Ecostore soap, hand and body wash cleanses, nourishes and protects the skin leaving it soft, smooth and silky. They give priority to plant and mineral-based ingredients that are from natural and/or renewable resources, are biodegradable and have the lowest hazard rating in terms of health and environmental safety. If there is any doubt about the safety of an ingredient for people’s health or the environment, they will find a safer alternative.

Anokha
Anokha is an affordable brand offering a range of soaps with attractive packaging, enticing scents and natural ingredients. Anokha Soaps are 100% vegetable based with herbal actives to gently cleanse your skin.

Lemon Myrtle
Lemon Myrtle Soaps keep the whole family fresh and clean without harsh and irritating detergents and chemicals. Exfoliating soap is made using freshly dried lemon myrtle leaves for a soft, gentle exfoliation compared to other ingredients.

Niugini Organic soap
The Niugini Organic everyday soap range is handmade, using a traditional boiled method. A pure soap made with 100% certified organic virgin coconut oil. They add the purest and best ingredients, including essential oils ensuring the soaps are free of any artificial colourings and perfumes.

Biologika
Australian Biologika has over a decade of experience producing an environmentally responsible all-over body care range made with natural and organic ingredients. They continue to formulate new affordable, safe and aromatic products to meet Australians’ needs and wants.

Billy Goat Soap
Billie Goat Soap and hand washes are made using fresh Australian goats milk and a unique blend of nourishing oils that work together to cleanse, nourish and moisturise your skin. The products are enriched with high concentrations of olive oil to help soothe dry, irritated skin and relieve symptoms of eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. Their range contains no SLS, colour, parabens, fragrance or animal testing.

Auromere
More than just natural, the wild-crafted herbs and minerals used within the Auromere recipes are noted for their unique beneficial and rejuvenation qualities. The purity and effectiveness of the Ayurvedic ingredients, formulations and manufacturing procedures make Auromere products distinctively different and delightfully powerful for maintaining balance, well-being, and beauty.

Harmony Soapworks
This hand-made range of luxury, organic, sulphate-free soaps are free from any chemical or synthetic ingredients. The soaps comprise pure olive oil, natural vegetable oils and certified organic essential oils.

Nui
Nui soaps are handcrafted from wild harvested virgin coconut oil. Ideal for any skin type, the Body Bar range strives to further empower Island communities through increased work opportunities and continuing their aims of environmental responsibility through improved packaging. Hand made in Fiji based on an innovative process of traditional saponification.

Keep washing with natural soap and water
So what should your customers do? Simply wash their hands with natural, antibacterial free soap and water.

It’s still one of the most important steps they can take to avoid getting sick and to prevent spreading germs.