Another Day, Another Scent!

FROM FRUSTRATION TO SCENT, AFTER SCENT, SCHMIDT’S DEODORANT HAS COME A LONG WAY FROM ITS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS, NOW OFFERING A LARGE RANGE OF JAR AND STICK DEODORANTS ACROSS THE GLOBE.

Built from her Portland, Oregon kitchen up, founder Jamie Schmidt had a burning desire to show consumers just how well natural deodorant really can work. A natural product developer and strong innovator at heart, Jamie made it her mission to change the way people think about natural deodorant.

When developing her formula, she refused to compromise on the effectiveness. Investing hours, days, weeks and months into research and testing was all worth it when she launched Schmidt’s Deodorant in 2010 and immediately began receiving positive reviews.

Seeing huge potential in the then small deodorant business, successful business man, Michael Cammarata invested in helping Jamie to grow Schmidt’s to where it is today. Now the brand is loved internationally, found in hundreds of thousands of homes.

Schmidt’s is trusted by customers to effectively neutralise odour and help absorb wetness, feel great on the skin and smell amazing.

Schmidt's Deodorant

As the company grows, Jamie continues to ensure Schmidt’s is committed to always putting customers and ingredients first. Recently she and Michael Cammarata (Chief Global Strategy Officer of Schmidt’s Deodorant) both won the Ernst & Young PNW Entrepreneur of The Year 2017 Award in the Retail and Consumer Goods category. The award recognises entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“We’re honoured to be recognised – and among such distinguished company!” – Jamie said.

This year Jamie has been more driven than ever to expand Schmidt’s to include new innovations throughout the bathroom and household categories. Look out for the latest newbies added to the Schmidt’s range in this catalogue!Schmidt's Deodorant

Check out Schmidt’s range on our brand page or online shop – if you don’t have access, easily get started here.

Glowing Skincare Sales – New Products Spring 2017

THE GLOBAL NATURAL AND ORGANIC BEAUTY MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH AUD$28 BILLION BY 2024, WITH SKINCARE EXPECTED TO BE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE SEGMENT. FROM CHARCOAL TO TURMERIC AND EVEN GOLD, STOCK YOUR SHELVES WITH THE LATEST MUST-HAVES AND BOOST SKINCARE SALES!

GOLDEN BEAUTY TO GO

New Active Gold Perfecting Eye Masks from 24k Goddess are conquering the beauty-to-go trend, creating a cult-like following with luxe branding and global-wide marketing.
Made with 100% natural, quality ingredients like gold nanoparticles, these single-use masks are vegan friendly and available in an eye-catching display. Pop them on your counter or in your beauty aisle for glowing sales!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

CHARCOAL BAR

Made with only five natural ingredients, Charcoal Me Facial Cleansing Bar deeply cleans, gently exfoliates and removes make up in one go.
Customers will love that the bar is vegan friendly and has plastic-free packaging. They can now get the benefits of on-trend activated coconut charcoal daily, without the mess!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TURMERIC FACEMASK

Golden Grind has tapped into the skincare category with their new Dry Turmeric Face Mask. 100% natural and vegan, the mask combines antioxidant-filled turmeric, exfoliating sandalwood, detoxing fullers earth clay, anti-bacterial organic orange and hyaluronic acid. It’s effective for all skin types!
Hot New Products - Spring 2017

VEGAN LIPSTICK

Neek have added two lipstick shades, Kiss Me Kiss Me and Mystify. Both are packaged in eco-friendly materials and made with no synthetic ingredients on a base of jojoba oil, avocado oil and shea butter! The beautiful display stand has also been updated and now features eight lip-luscious shades.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

LOVE MORE MAGNESIUM

LUVIN LIFE Magnesium Flakes are now available in a 2kg size – enough for 10 baths! Stock up and help relax your customers’ tired muscles and soften their skin.

 

MIND & BODY BATH BLENDS

EVODIA Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals combine the benefits of aromatherapy, mineral soaks and magnesium in a range of delightful bath blends. At just $10.95 RRP, the new varieties include Escape, Indulge or Uplift.

 

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

THREE IN ONE BODY CARE

Everyone offers natural body care made for every day, every budget and every body. Each 3-in-1 product is free from GMOs, synthetic fragrance, cruelty, gluten and made with plant extracts and pure essential oils.

Everyone 3-in-1 Soaps:
1. Shampoo
2. Shower gel
3. Bubble bath

Everyone 3-in-1 Lotions:
1. Face moisturiser
2. Body lotion
3. Hand lotion

Packaged in recyclable bottles, they’ll be as gentle on your customers as they are on the planet.

The 3-in-1 products are a huge favourite from the US, with SPINS recording 29.2% unit growth from July 2016- July 2017. Now available in Australia, expect sales to be strong.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

 

CREAMY WASH + CLEAR SKIN

Dr Organic have launched ten new products, made with popular, effective and on-trend organic ingredients.

The Dr Organic Skin Clear range is a targeted treatment for oily and problem skin and is enriched with natural fruit acids, salicylic acid, organic tea tree and organic grapefruit.

Skin Clear products are 5-in-1 formulas:
• Oil and shine control
• Are anti-blemish
• Reduce pore size
• Enhance clearer skin
• Reduce redness

The Creamy Face Washes are enriched with oils and extracts. Customers can choose which best suits their skin type: Aloe Vera, Moroccan Argan Oil, Rose Otto or Organic Manuka Honey.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

SAFE SUN TAN

Wotnot’s Natural Self-Tan Lotion in Medium Golden, features a blend of organic ingredients including Australian certified organic kakadu plum, camellia oil and aloe vera. It nourishes your customer’s skin, while developing a natural, streak-free and toxin-free tan. For best results, ensure your customers apply the lotion with the new silky Tan Application Mitt.

Plus the new Face Sunscreen protects, brightens, primes and moisturises – all in one. Read more about it here.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

ORGANIC COTTON WIPES

Simply Gentle Organic have used the purest of materials to create the new 3-in-1 Cosmetic Wipes. They are dermatologically tested to allow customers to safely and effectively cleanse, tone and moisturise with one easy wipe. They’ve also added Cotton Cloths to the range. Made with 100% organic and biodegradable cotton, they can be used wet or dry and are perfect for sensitive skin.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if your not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

Everyday Essentials – New Products Spring 2017

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS THAT ARE ON-TREND, HIGH-QUALITY AND SET FOR STRONG SALES HAVE BEEN ADDED THIS SEASON.

MODERN MENSTRUAL CUP

Lunette Menstrual Cups are made of 100% hypoallergenic medical silicone. They’re an easy-to-use, safe alternative to pads and tampons, with popularity continuing to grow.
Being the only FDA and TGA listed coloured cup range, Lunette is perfect for the modern, active woman!

 

Cupwipe Disinfecting Wipes and a sulphate-free, scented Menstrual Cup Cleanser are also part of the range.

MAGNESIUM DEODORANT

Schmidt’s award-winning deodorant sticks now come in Sensitive Skin Coconut Pineapple, Jasmine Tea and Lavender Tips. All are enhanced with natural magnesium and free from aluminium, propylene glycol, parabens and phthalates.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TALC-FREE BABY

Redmond Clay Baby Powder is talc free and unrefined, perfect for baby’s sensitive skin. Made with only rare, high-desert clay, it contains no chemicals or fragrances so customers won’t have to worry about allergies or irritation.

BUG-GRRR OFF

Australian made, safe and proven effective, BUG-GRRR OFF Natural Insect Repellent Jungle Strength is the natural alternative customers have been waiting for. It contains Hydrolized Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, which is approved by the Centre for Disease Control and the only natural compound scientifically proven to be as effective as DEET.

RECOVERY CREAMS

Ecosoothe is the brand customers will be wanting to help mend and soothe the body. Aloe Vera Gel offers a refreshing and hydrating solution to minor skin irritations and burns, plus it’s certified organic! Arnica Cream, Calendula Cream and Muscle Ease Cream help aches, pains and stressed skin to heal – and all at competitive prices, from just $6.95 RRP!

 

 

FAIR TRADE HAIR + BODY

Alaffia have combined powerful neem, balancing turmeric, odour-neutralising charcoal and protective shea to create an ethical, on-trend deodorant – available in Lemongrass Tea Tree or Mandarin Ginger.

They’ve also added an Ultra-Hydrating Coconut Lime Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion made with fair-trade coconut oil, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

 

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TURMERIC ORAL CARE

My Magic Mud have brought Australia another cutting-edge formulation. On-trend turmeric and antioxidant-filled cocoa combine to create Polishing Tooth Powder in Peppermint or Spearmint.

The oral care powder is a first, helping to re-mineralise and polish teeth while soothing gums. If they’re are anything like the original, get ready for some super-fresh sales!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

ANTI-FRIZZ GIOVANNI

Giovanni have extended their Frizz Be Gone range to include Leave-in Conditioner, Hair Balm and Serum. Combining shea butter and almond oil, they’ve create a dual smoothing complex, sure to impress customers with unruly hair.

ACO TOOTHPASTE

Riddells Creek Certified Organic Toothpaste is made in Australia and contains no added fluoride or mineral oil. It’s a suitable range for your vegan customers and offers two varieties – Sensitive and Whitening.

Just $10.95 RRP.

Not New Products - Spring 2017

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if your not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

Functional Foods – New Products Spring 2017

HEALTH CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS CHOOSE FUNCTIONAL FOODS THAT GO BEYOND BASIC NUTRITION OFFERINGS TO PROMOTE OPTIMUM HEALTH.

Whether it’s wholefoods, fortified foods, enriched or enhanced foods, ensure your customers have the latest and greatest with these new and exciting functional foods!

GOLDEN GUT

Supercharged Food Golden Gut Blend is a tasty combination of top-selling Love Your Gut Powder diatomaceous earth, organic de-bittered turmeric, certified organic cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Rich in iron and other minerals, customers will love it’s amazing gut health benefits!

TURMERIC CAPSULES

Convenient Turmeric Capsules have been added to the Golden Grind range, complete with Black Pepper for maximum benefits. With turmeric still on-trend this will be a golden seller!

SUPERFOOD MIXTURES

Amazonia Raw have added two superfood liquid blends to their popular, quality, vegan range.
Green Compress is a comprehensive blend of alkaline chlorophyll, trace minerals, organic red algae and aloe vera and designed to help cleanse, restore, balance and assist digestion. Acai Skin Active uses 8 probiotic strains from fermented acai to deliver 12 billion probiotics per serve to help support skin health.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

INTERNAL GRADE CHARCOAL

Introducing Eden Health Foods medicinal-grade Activated Charcoal Powder, made from coconut shell fibre. The ultra-fine powder has been steam activated, increasing its absorption capacity by 3-5 times!

OIL BLENDS

Fair-trade, Niulife, have added 100% coconut derived MCT High Performance and MCT Plus+ Endurance. The MCT range offers a fast and powerful source of energy, cognitive performance and stamina thanks to its ability to rapidly metabolise into ketones.
MCT High Performance is specifically formulated for energy and muscles, while MCT Plus+ Endurance is fortified with Omega 3s which can provide a more sustained energy release over 6 hours! Both formulas are also vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free.

Hot New Product - October 2017

TRAVEL-SIZE WILD OREGANO OIL

Solutions 4 Health, the only Australian brand with TGA approved Oil of Wild Oregano, now comes in two new convenient travel sizes – a 10mL bottle and 12 capsules. Used for its anti-bacterial properties, customers will love that it’s now even easier to take anywhere!

ACV + MANUKA

Comvita Honeygar Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey combines the nutritional benefits of sun ripened apples and UMF® 5+ Manuka Honey, with added New Zealand forest honey for extra sweetness. Specifically not pasteurised, this unique product retains the highly nutritious “mother”.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

SUPERFOOD MUSHROOMS

Four Sigmatic is bringing mushroom drinks mainstream by incorporating them with ingredients like coffee and cacao – customers simply add the sachets to hot water or mix into smoothies.

The Mushroom Market is expected to experience 8% growth between 2016 and 2020. Source: PR Newswire, 2016.

The highest quality ingredients are used, to create the most potent product on market with each serve containing up to 1500mg of mushrooms. The certified organic mixes are a healthier alternative to coffee with half the caffeine but double the benefits.
There are eight delicious varieties available.

Chaga for immunity
Reishi for relaxation and sleep
Cordyceps for energy and recovery
Lion’s Mane for brain and nervous system

Read more about how mushrooms have made it mainstream here.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

COCONUT LATTES

CocoVelle is the world’s first all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and caffeine-free coconut latte and hot chocolate! Hand-crafted in Melbourne, it contains real powdered coconut milk, organic and unrefined muscovado, coconut blossom sugars and delicate spices. Rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and with 50% less sugar then other mixes, CocoVelle’s beautiful branding is sure to jump of shelves!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

GOLDEN COCONUT SACHETS

Extend your turmeric range with Taka Turmeric’s 100% organic tea sachets. The new products contain coconut plus carefully selected herbs and spices from around the world that enhance the health benefits of turmeric. The addition of coconut protects turmeric from harsh stomach acids and helps to increase absorption.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

MATCHA WITH A TWIST

Two new drink blends and a healthy convenience mix have been added to the Matcha Maiden range – all of which are vegan, gluten free and on trend!

Fly Me to the Immune combines peppermint, ginger, fennel and dandelion with pure Japanese matcha to cleanse and soothe tummies. Light My Fire is a fiery blend made with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, olive leaf and Siberian ginseng to give customers a big antioxidant boost.

Slice to Meet You is going to be a huge hit with raw-treat lovers! Packed with antioxidants, each packet creates an incredibly nutritious and delicious Choc-Mint Matcha Protein Slice!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if you’re not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

Hemp Food Recipes

SHARE THESE HEMP FOOD RECIPES WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE USES OF HEMP AS A FOOD PRODUCT.

 

Hemp Coconut Smoothie Bowls

Ingredients

1 cup coconut milk (from a can, or coconut milk beverage from a carton)
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 large ripe bananas
1 tbsp. hulled hemp seeds

Optional: Fresh brown coconuts (To halve & pour smoothie bowl into! A bowl works too!)

Toppings

Raspberries
Edible flowers
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Buckwheat groats
Hulled hemp seeds

Directions

Carefully break two coconuts in half and empty out the coconut water, save if you can. If you cannot find coconuts, a bowl works too!

In a blender add the coconut milk, frozen strawberries, bananas, and one tablespoon of  hemp seeds.

Blend on high for about 1 minute, until thick and creamy.

Pour smoothie base in the coconut halves and top with raspberries, edible flowers, coconut flakes, buckwheat groats and more hulled hemp seeds , serve immediately & enjoy!

Sweet Cranberry Hemp Bars

Hemp Food Recipe Sweet-Cranberry-Hemp-Bars

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups gluten-free oats (or organic oats)
1/3 cup gluten-free flour (or whole wheat flour)
1/3 cup hulled hemp seeds
3/8 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthan gum)
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
6 tablespoons coconut oil
6 tablespoons coconut nectar
1/4 cup dried cranberries

Directions

Preheat over to 160c. Line an 20 x 20 cm square pan with parchment paper, with a little extra over the side.

Mix together all dry ingredients  – oats, flour, hulled hemp seeds, guar gum (or xanthan gum) and salt in a large bowl.

Microwave the coconut oil and coconut nectar in a 2-cup measuring cup for 45 seconds and stir to combine. Pour the coconut oil mixture into the oat mixture. Fold in the dried cranberries.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan and smooth it into the corners and the side evenly.

Bake for 25 minutes (rotate the pan from front to back halfway through baking).

Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes and then put in the freezer for an hour before cutting into 16 bars.

 

Basil Hemp Dipping Sauce

Hemp Food Recipe

Ingredients

1/2 cup soaked cashews
1/4 cup water
6 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp  hulled hemp seeds
2 tbsp hemp oil

Directions

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Use as a dip for veggies or crackers.

Hot Detox Hemp Burgers

Hemp Food Recipes

Ingredients

1 cup raw cashews
2 cups filtered water, for soaking the cashews
2 tbsp. ground flaxseeds (freshly ground if possible)
1⁄4 cup filtered water, for soaking the flaxseeds
1⁄4 cup chopped red onion
1 cup hulled hemp seeds
1⁄2 cup raw sunflower seeds
3 tbsp. coconut aminos (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
1 tbsp. dried basil
1 tsp. pink rock or gray sea salt
1 1⁄2 cups kasha (toasted buckwheat groats)
2 cups grated carrots or unpeeled sweet potatoes (using a food processor)

Optional Booster:

1⁄2 cup dried cranberries (sweetened with apple juice)

Directions

In a small bowl, soak the cashews in 2 cups water for 1 hour. Drain well.

In another bowl, combine the ground flax and 1⁄4 cup water and set aside for about 5 minutes until it gels.

Preheat the oven to 150°C, and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

Using a food processor, puree the soaked cashews until smooth.

Add the flax and the remaining ingredients, except for the kasha and carrots, and process until well combined. Then add the kasha and carrots, and the dried cranberries if using, and pulse, to avoid overmixing, until the mixture starts to form a ball.

Using your hands, shape the mixture into patties (about 1⁄4 cup each).

Place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. Makes 16 patties. Will keep for up to 4 days in the fridge or up to 3 months in the freezer.

 

Unique sells the following hemp food brands – Hemp Foods Australia, Sani Hemp and EM Superfoods. For more information on these brands and the products they offer, contact us, or add them to your online order here.

 

 

Hemp Food | Your Customers’ Questions… And All the Answers!

WITH THE EXPECTED EXPLOSION IN HEMP FOOD SALES FOLLOWING THE HEMP FOOD LEGALISATION IN AUSTRALIA, WE WANT TO HELP YOU REDUCE CONFUSION IN YOUR RETAIL STORE.

WHAT DOES THE LEGISLATION CHANGE MEAN FOR RETAILERS?

As of 12 November 2017, Australian consumers have been able to purchase hemp foods in your retail environment.

Hemp foods previously marked for ‘external use only’ from leading hemp food brands including Hemp Foods Australia, Sani Hemp, EM Superfoods and Every Bit Organic Raw and can be suitable to be transitioned into your food categories now the national legislation has rolled out.

Preparing yourself with the right knowledge to answer expected consumer FAQs, will help you to educate customers and get hemp sales growing in the green! Here’s what you need to know.

FAQs

How are hemp oil, seeds, protein powder and flour used as food products?
While they are safe to be consumed on their own, there are many delicious ways to consume the products by incorporating them into recipes.

Hemp Oil:

Use in baking, raw treats, salad dressings and dips. Hemp oil has a low flash point, so is not recommended for frying as it will start to smoke even at low temperatures.

Hemp Seeds:

Sprinkle into smoothies or on top of cereal, salads, soups or yoghurt to add extra protein, nutrients and a very slight nutty flavour.

Hemp Protein Powder:

Hemp protein contains all 10 essential amino acids necessary for optimal health and can be simply mixed with milk or nut milk, added to smoothies or even pancakes to boost protein intake.

Hemp Flour:

Not only is hemp flour a nutritious gluten-free flour alternative, it also adds a great nutty flavour to bread, muffins, cookies and more.

For further ideas and recipes to share with your consumers, we suggest searching hemp food brand websites or hemp recipe blog.

What are the health benefits?

Hemp seeds are extremely high in protein and are also a source of vitamin A and E, minerals, fibre, amino acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Hemp seeds, oil and protein also contain very little naturally occurring sugars – less then 1g per 100g! All are ideal for consumers sensitive to soy, dairy or gluten.

Hemp seeds and oil are used in other countries, including in Europe, Canada and the United States of America, in a range of foods and it’s expected that Australia will follow suit and we’ll see an increase of hemp food innovation.

Hemp Food Australia

What are the benefits for the environment, farmers and the economy?

Hemp contributes significantly towards more sustainable farming in Australia, with the added bonus of creating considerable job opportunities for Australia’s farming industry and of course, further hemp food sales for your retail environment.

Check out the hemp food brands we sell – Hemp Foods AustraliaEM Superfoods and Sani Hemp and add them to your online order here.

Australia Legalises Hemp Food!

AFTER DECADES OF WAITING FOR LEGISLATION TO BE PASSED TO LEGALISE THE CONSUMPTION OF HEMP IN AUSTRALIA, HEMP FOOD BRANDS HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT!

On 28 April 2017, the hemp food industry in Australia changed forever. The Food Standards Australia New Zealand’s (FSANZ) proposal to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol varieties of cannabis stavia (hemp) was passed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). Now Australia and New Zealand are in line with the rest of the world.

While passed in April, the changes have just come into effect as of 12 November 2017.

The delay in the amendment taking effect was given to allow each state and territory time to amend respective legislation which is required to support the legal sale of low-THC hemp seed foods in Australia.

The changes pave the way for Australia to reap the nutritional, financial and environmental benefits of selected hemp foods.

These foods were previously marked for ‘external use only’. With legislation changes, healthy hemp foods are now legal for human consumption across Australia.

“In five years’ time, hemp could be as common as soy, chia and flaxseed because it’s nutritious.” Said Paul Benhaim, chief executive of Hemp Foods Australia. Paul is also predicting sales of hemp seeds to quadruple in the year following this change.

WHAT IS HEMP?

Hemp differs from other varieties of cannabis. It is not marijuana. Hemp is a woody plant with no buds. Historically hemp has been used as a source of fibre and oil in traditional medicines. Hemp has no or miniscule traces of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the cannabinoid associated with the psychoactive properties of marijuana.

Hemp is a highly nutritious plant and can be used to make food ingredients like seeds, flour, oil and protein powder. Internationally, the food market has seen a range of hemp consumables such as; hemp snack bars, pasta and milk, just to name a few. With more products being created every day, production techniques will evolve and get even better.

 

Hemp Foods Australia

 

It is expected that Australia will see the similar introduction of hemp food products over the next few years.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE LEGISLATION

Australian states were given until 12 November 2017 to make legislation amendments to meet the Council of Australian Governments legislation. Some states made this change faster than others. While states were waiting for the legislation amendments, retailers were still able to sell hemp seed products for external use.

Find out more and keep up to date on this legislation change on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website.

 

Check out the hemp food brands we sell – Hemp Foods Australia, EM Superfoods and Sani Hemp and add them to your online order here.

CLIF Bar and the Crocs!

EACH AUGUST, AUSTRALIA ZOO RUN AN ANNUAL CROCODILE RESEARCH EXHIBITION IN WEIPA, ON THE STEVE IRWIN WILDLIFE RESERVE.

Since 2015, CLIF Bar have been proud supporters of the trip, donating thousands of bars to keep energy levels high for the six-week period that our wildlife warriors are tracking, relocating and researching these historic animals.

“Once you learn about a species, you can protect them.” – Luke Reavley, Crocodile Research Coordinator at Australia Zoo.

The association and support of such an iconic organisation like Australia Zoo, further increases CLIF Bar’s positive reputation down under. While they may be American born, the brands roots are well and truly in our Aussie soil.

This is one of hundreds of sponsorships and events that CLIF Bar is involved in every year, helping the brand to stay at the top of your customers’ mind.

You can learn more about the Australia Zoo conservation trips here.

Unique are the exclusive Australian distributors of CLIF Bar. You can easy stock the brand by adding it to your next order online. If you are not a Unique Health Products account holder, get up and running here.

The Rise and Rise of Hemp Foods Australia

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD! WHEN ASKED WHAT PAUL BENHAIM’S ‘LIVE-BY QUOTE’ WAS, THAT’S EXACTLY HOW HE RESPONDED. NOT SURPRISING, CONSIDERING PAUL IS THE FOUNDER OF HEMP FOODS AUSTRALIA.

He’s an innovator, an entrepreneur and a genuinely successful, driven and honest business man.

Hemp Foods Australia was the first and is still the largest manufacturer of hemp food products in the Southern Hemisphere.

The brand has been built on Paul’s previous experience, where he pioneered the hemp foods industry in Europe. He developed the first hemp snack bar to be sold into mainstream supermarkets, which has now sold tens of millions of units internationally!

Back in Australia in 2012, Paul noticed others were importing low-quality and expensive hemp seeds. Some containing moulds, yeast, bacteria, THC and many other micro ingredients that companies weren’t testing for.

Eager to provide safe, quality hemp products, he took a leap. He wanted to fill the gap in the market offering hemp products grown and manufactured locally in Australia. With that, Hemp Foods Australia was launched. Each of the brand’s products were and still are made with 100% hemp seeds – direct from the farmer, nothing else!

Hemp Foods Australia

After just a few short months, the business grew into its own warehouse, and soon after to a production facility. Now it’s grown into a state of the art multi-million-dollar facility, winning awards for employment and export.

Paul’s extensive travel allowed him to learn of ancient civilisations and research how eating foods as close to nature as possible was the key to health and happiness. He followed up this research by studying nutrition, specifically fats and oils, where he concluded that hemp was a key ingredient to many ailments of living in a western culture.

Everything Hemp Foods Australia produces is built on this knowledge and the mission to produce and share the best quality hemp food products to as many people as possible.

It hasn’t always been smooth growing, with legal struggles between Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the Australian Federal Government causing issues with the production and distribution of hemp as food. For Hemp Foods Australia, it’s been an ongoing battle, having to label their products as external body care to abide by the law. After years of pursuing change, this struggle was finally turned into a victory this year.

The FSANZ proposal to permit the sale of food derived from the seeds of low delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol varieties of cannabis stavia (hemp) was passed by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) on Friday 28 April 2017, with the legal changes to roll out completely by 12 November 2017.

Already consistently featuring in our top 20 sellers list, the years to come seem even more promising for Hemp Foods Australia. They have exciting business plans including further innovative products in the works right now.

“Yes, we foresee many hemp food products over numerous categories being launched in Australia,” said Paul.

Hemp Foods Australia developed unique organic production methods that ensure quality, batch control and new levels of standardisation and are the only brand with the proprietary process in the southern hemisphere. With the news of the legislation changing, the brand is supported by an ever-increasing number of customers who are all passionate about high quality hemp products as a nutritious source of protein, omegas and more! The hype is only expected to rise and rise.

Check out Hemp Food Australia’s range on our brands page or online shop.

If you don’t already have an account with Unique and you’d like to start stocking Hemp Foods Australia, you can easily get started here.