THERE’S MORE TO BRAGG ABOUT THAN AWARD-WINNING VINEGAR…

Bragg is a world-renowned health brand with award-winning products, a celebrity cult following and international household name status. Whenever Bragg is mentioned, it’s common for most people to note their Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). But their ACV is only the beginning of this powerhouse brand’s portfolio….

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Nutritional Yeast and Seasoning Sprinkle

Nutritional Yeast is a vegan food product with a cheesy, nutty flavour. It’s a great source of protein, B vitamins and trace minerals and can be used in a variety of ways including:

  • Sprinkled over pasta
  • Stirred into soups
  • As a ‘cheese’ flavour in sauces
  • A thickener for soups and sauces
  • Sprinkled over popcorn
  • Added to dips and condiments
  • Added to pet food for extra nutrients

The Organic Seasoning Sprinkle contains a blend of 24 all-natural herbs and spices including Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, specially crafted to enhance the flavour of your customers’ favourite recipes, meals and snacks. It is also salt free, making it a great flavour enhancer for those with sodium-restricted diets!

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Organic Olive Oil, Coconut Liquid Aminos and Vinaigrette

Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is imported from Greece and made with Greek Koroneiki olives. The unfiltered and unrefined oil exceeds the stringent quality standards set by the International Olive Council and is rich in health-supporting monounsaturated fats.

The Organic Coconut Liquid Aminos are ‘better than soy sauce!’ Free from gluten, GMOs, alcohol and colours, this flavour-enhancing concentrate provides 16 essential amino acids that come from certified non-GMO soybeans. There is no table salt added.

The Organic Vinaigrette is the perfect pairing for salads, veggies, stir fry dishes and marinating proteins. It combines the wellness benefits of their famous ACV, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and coconut aminos, enhanced with a zesty kick of organic garlic and honey.

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Functional drinks are in hot demand! As the weather heats up, give your customers a refreshing, gut-friendly drink option with Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks. Made with certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, the delicious drinks contain all the benefits of Bragg ACV, including ‘the mother’.

Flavours include:

  • Grape & Acai
  • ACV & Honey
  • Ginger Spice
  • Pomegranate and Goji
  • Limeade

Unique is the exclusive Australian distributor of Bragg Live Food products. The entire range can be ordered online here anytime, or simply give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can register for one here.

OUR BRANDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

At Unique, our extensive range of products are handpicked by our switched-on Products Acquisition Team for quality ingredients and capacity to sell.

We know internally via our sales reports that our products sell well but it’s always so nice to see our brands get the recognition they deserve via media outlets and industry awards. Here are some of our brands making headlines in the last few months!

SAFIX BIODEGRADABLE SCRUB PADS

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Safix received a five-star rating on Consumer (New Zealand’s version of Choice) for their biodegradable Scrubbing Pads. See the full article here!

ETHIQUE SOLID BEAUTY BARS

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Ethique is featured in Marie Claire as part of a plastic-free beauty brand round up. See the full article here!

LAKANTO LOW CALORIE NATURAL SWEETENER

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Lakanto was a finalist in both Start-up of the Year and Retail Product of the Year for the annual Food and Beverage Awards. See the full list of the Food and Beverage Awards finalists and winners here!

PATCH BAMBOO WOUNDCARE

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PATCH was featured on Naturally Good News discussing their story of success and how the natural adhesive bandages are giving traditional wound coverings ‘a run for their money’. Read the full article here!

THE WHOLE BOODIES ZESTY DEODORANT

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The Whole Boodies Zesty Deodorant is a multi-award winning deodorant that took out the inaugural WellBeing Be-YOU-T Award for best deodorant. See the full list of winners here!

UPTON’S NATURALS CH’EESY MAC READY MEALS

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Upton’s Naturals Ch’eesy Mac was featured in Taste.com.au Magazine, July 2020.

We’re thrilled for all our innovative, award-winning brands that are getting the recognition they deserve. With a curated portfolio of more than 3,800 products from a selection of local and international health and wellness brands, Unique is your one-stop-shop for all things natural health. Order your stock online 24/7 or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you need to register for a wholesale account with us, you can do so here.

SENSORY MILL FLOURS – HOW TO GUIDE

Gluten-free flours have come a long way in the past 10 years! A coeliac from back then would suffer through the gritty rice-based gluten-free breads that fell apart when touched or the limitation of rice bubbles for breakfast cereal, hard, tasteless ‘rocks’ for muffins and really, not many options at all.

Today, with the increasing demand for gluten-free choices, whether coeliac or not, sales and innovation continue to rise! What once was a bland, barren land of awful taste, texture and more often than not, simply missing out. Is now a haven of delicious, nourishing and impressively-close-to-the-real-thing gluten-free alternatives to pretty much anything you can think of!

Brands such as Sensory Mill not only offer gluten-free alternatives, but their innovative approach allows those with gluten intolerance to experiment in the kitchen using flours that are naturally packed with nutrition too!

Here’s how your customers can make the most of each flour as well as their individual benefits:

Apple Flour

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The Apple Flour has been created from apple pomace leftover from juice pressing.

As a result, the milled flour retains the flavour and aroma of apples whilst providing a nutritionally rich product for consumers. Usually, these leftovers get tossed, but apple flour transforms them into an alternative flour that has up to quadruple the amount of gut-healthy fibre as white all-purpose flour!

How to use: Use this flour as a sauce, thickening agent or as a flavourful compound in baking. Use in combination with other flours like almond flour and banana flour or simply substitute regular gluten-free flour by up to 50%.

Bonus: It is naturally higher in sugar/sweetness than standard flours are so you can use less sugar in your baking!

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • 98% Fat Free
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Magnesium
  • High in Zinc
  • Cholesterol Free

Banana Flour

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Banana Flour has been finely milled from green bananas grown and picked in Australia. This naturally gluten-free flour is packed full of nutrients and flavour.

When consumed with a healthy diet, banana flour is a helpful facilitator in contributing to good health and wellbeing.

How to use: Banana Flour is ideally used in baking, smoothies and healthy snacks to add a subtle sweet flavour and aroma.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • Good Source of Potassium
  • 97% Fat Free

Hemp Flour

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Australian Hemp Flour has been pressed and milled from hemp seeds. It is an ideal baking ingredient and can be incorporated into both sweet and savoury recipes for a delicious and filling earthy flavour.

How to use: Hemp Flour is best used when combined with a gluten-free flour for bread baking and savoury dishes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Excellent Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein
  • Source of Iron

Quinoa Flour

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Purely Australian grown quinoa that has been delicately milled into a fine organic flour. This flour provides a nutritionally rich profile and can be used in sweet and savoury recipes.

How to use: Quinoa flour helps to provide structure and rise to baked goods. Substitute this flour for 1/2 of the all-purpose flour in many recipes or completely replace wheat flour in cakes and cookie recipes.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • High in Dietary Fibre

Chia Flour

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Chia Flour has been milled down from Australian grown chia seeds to form a light, gluten-free flour. It is an excellent addition to baking to boost the nutritional content of final products.

When cooked, chia flour produces a subtle nutty aroma and a light, fluffy texture making it a perfect baking flour.

How to use: Use chia flour to thicken soups, mix it with bread crumbs to coat chicken or fish, or use it as a flour replacement in baking!

According to The Nutty Scoop, “using all chia flour is ok for doughs that tend to be a bit thick or gummy anyway, but for more solid mixtures like cookie dough, it’s best to use a combination of 1 part chia flour to 3 parts gluten-free flour.

Chia flour also makes a great egg substitute in vegan and vegetarian recipes. To make chia egg substitute, mix 2 tbsp. of chia flour with ½ cup of cold water and let it stand for about 30 minutes. That makes about ¼ cup of egg substitute, which can stand in for one egg in a recipe.”

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Good Source of Protein
  • Low Sugar
  • Good Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Kosher and Halal Certified

Chickpea Flour

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Australian chickpeas have been carefully hand-selected, dried and milled down into flour for cooking.

Chickpea flour—also known as gram flour, garbanzo bean flour, or besan—has been used in parts of Asia and Europe for centuries.

When mixed with water it creates an ideal binding agent that can be used in making flatbreads, fritters or pancakes whilst adding a subtle nutty aroma.

How to use: Whisk with club soda for a tempura-like batter, make a roux for gravies or to thicken stews, or add to a veggie burger or fritters mix to boost the protein and help them hold their shape. You can also substitute up to half the amount of all-purpose flour called for in a recipe with chickpea flour.

Benefits:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Low in Sugar
  • Source of Iron
  • Good Source of Dietary Fibre
  • High in Protein

If you’d like to add this exciting new range to your next order, you can shop here anytime. If you don’t already have a Unique Health Products wholesale account, you can easily apply online now or contact our friendly customer service team on 1800 787 904.

MACRO MIKE LAUNCHES PREMIUM ALMOND PROTEIN

Macro Mike has extended their offering with a cutting-edge range of Premium Plant Protein using almonds!

Why almond protein?

Almond protein is naturally an excellent source of magnesium, phosphorus and copper, and a good source of protein, fibre, potassium, calcium, zinc and iron. The protein is made from whole almonds which means it is able to retain quality and nutritional value! Almonds are also free from many of the top allergens and they are vegan, gluten and dairy free. The almond protein is a great alternative for those with different dietary needs.

Note: The almond protein is also used in the new Pancakes Mix and Almond Scrumptionator Protein Bars!

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What else makes the Premium Plant-Based Protein different?

We’re so glad you asked! The almond protein base is just the beginning of this exciting new release. The almond protein powder is loaded with nootropics for brain function, adaptogens, probiotics, omega 3s and B vitamins!

Not your ordinary protein blend, it sets a new standard in its category and still provides 23g of protein per serve. It is available in three decadent flavours: Chocolate Hazelnut Fondant, Salted Caramel and Strawberry Cheezecake. Plus, your customers can try all three flavours in the Premium Protein Sample Pack too – an easy and affordable way to introduce them to the collection!

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Power up your protein offering with this incredibly popular brand and wow your customers with this exciting new range extension. The creamy smooth texture, mouth-watering flavours and second-to-none innovative blend for total body health will have healthy protein fans racing in the door to try it!

To order your stock, simply jump into our online store or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. Don’t yet have an account with us? Register here!

CLIF BUILDERS BARS HAVE ARRIVED!

CLIF Bar, a leading maker of nutritious and organic energy foods for people on-the-go, has launched CLIF Builders Bars in Australia. 

Exclusively distributed nationwide by Unique Health Products, this top-performing bar is great for post-workout muscle recovery and energy to support the daily grind. 

Crafted to help active people get the most out of their workout, each bar contains 20g of complete plant-based protein with essential amino acids for muscle repair and energy to fuel their efforts.

Benefiting from the well established CLIF Bar brand name and backed by Australian consumer demand from existing CLIF Bar fans, Builders Bars are geared to disrupt the industry, arriving just in time for peak active season with a competitive price point of only $4.95 RRP. 

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Australians can tempt their tastebuds with three top-selling flavours: Chocolate, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate Peanut Butter. Made with natural and organic ingredients, they are low GI, free from high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavours and taste just like a chocolate bar! 

To order CLIF Builders Bars, you can apply for a wholesale account with us here. If you already have an account, you can place your order online 24/7 via the online shop or call the sales team on 1800 797 904.

MEALS IN MINUTES – THE SHELVES THAT SELL!

Long gone are the days when frozen TV dinners were the only quick and effortless meal option. Today’s hunger for better-for-you convenience has seen a plethora of healthy ready meals and staples hit the shelves and demand is only on the rise! 

The ready meals market is predicted to be worth $42.6 billion AUD by 2023!

On-trend Meal Kits

In the first quarter of 2020, Australians have already consumed 13.5kg per capita of ready meals! Spoil your customers for choice with plant-based meal kits, vegan ready meals and multipurpose meat alternatives so similar they’ll hardly notice the meat is missing! Upton’s Naturals are ready in minutes and Plantasy Foods Mac ‘N Cheez just needs water! Healthy convenience has never been easier or tasted so good. 

Quick Comfort Noodles and Pasta

The Australian pasta and noodle market is currently worth $5.83 million AUD and has 2.4% YOY growth. PBCo. and The Whole Foodies cater to low-carb, Difatti authentic gnocchi is gluten-free, and Nutritionist Choice has healthy instant noodles! No matter what diet your customers are following, we’ve got a quick and easy solution to suit their needs. 

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Spices and Sauce

8 out of 10 millennials say the quality of food influences their purchasing decision and 68% are willing to pay more. When it comes to pantry staples, high-quality spices and sauces can be transformational to dishes! Delight your customers by serving up a spread of top quality organic, filler-free and all-natural basics such as Sol Ghee, Mingle and Bragg

SHOP THE SHELVES

Love the look of these featured products?

Click on the ‘Meals in Minutes’ banner in our online store to shop the shelves. It’s open 24/7! If you don’t have a wholesale account, you can register for one here.

CELEBRITIES CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS BRAND!

Bragg Live Foods is an authentic and storied brand with a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space! The company enjoys a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products. 

So much so, that fans of their Apple Cider Vinegar include a high-profile celebrity consumer base and global health and wellness enthusiasts including:

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has been quoted saying she uses ACV for her glowing skin! “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing,” she tells Elle UK. “It’s a little bit stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s it’s really effective!”

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Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is well known in the health, wellness and beauty space. So what’s her go-to salad?

 “I always make a big salad with finely chopped fennel, cucumber, feta cheese, baby spinach, avocado, olive oils, and a dressing of macadamia oil, apple cider vinegar, and Bragg’s Amino Acids,” Kerr tells Vogue.

Hilary Duff

Younger actress, Hilary Duff says her morning routine always includes a shot of ACV. “I’ll just shoot it straight in the morning,” she says. “People think it’s gross, but I kind of like the taste.”

Kate Walsh

Actress Kate Walsh divulges her health and wellbeing tricks to HuffPost including how apple cider vinegar is part of her go-to morning routine.  “Sleep is hugely important. I know it’s not very sexy but I sleep like a bear in winter. I also drink a ton of water, usually with apple cider vinegar and some lemon.”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria shared on her Instagram that each morning before having her breakfast, she starts her day with apple cider vinegar. “Be brave! Two tbsp first thing on an empty tummy!” she revealed.

Jennifer Aniston

In a candid interview for Harpers Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston declared apple cider vinegar as part of her supplement regime. “Vitamins. Vitamins. Vitamins. I take a lot of vitamins, I’m not going to lie. It changes all the time because someone will say, “Oh, my God, you don’t take activated charcoal?” Then you go down a Googling hole to understand the benefits of that, or turmeric or dandelion for water retention. Now I’m doing apple cider vinegar in the morning.”

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Actress Liz Hurley tells The Cut that Bragg’s ACV is her morning drink-of-choice. “I often put apple cider vinegar in my hot water,” she says. “It’s good for your metabolism.”

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KATY PERRY AND BRAGG

You may have seen Katy Perry holding a bottle of Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar on social media lately as well….

While it may seem like an unexpected match, Katy Perry’s connection to Bragg goes way back. “My mother made me drink it every day, but now it’s a staple for me.” Her mum also got to know Patricia Bragg. “She invited her to our church when I was little—and Patricia bought me my first guitar when I was 13.” Katy Perry and fiance, Orlando Bloom are now co-owners of the company, helping Bragg steer it for a new century. 

“I’m here to help reeducate people on how to use it,” Perry says. “I’m deeply familiar and aligned with Patricia’s mission to make the world a healthier and better place, and I am so honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of the team that will bring the magic of the brand to a new generation of consumers.”

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To explore the full Bragg range and order your wholesale stock, simply login to our online store or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904. If you dont have an account with us yet, you can register for one here.

THE SALES POWER OF PROTEIN!

Over the past few years, despite the neverending onslaught of fad diets, high protein foods have been consistent sellers. 

From foods naturally high in protein to products with protein added. It’s a nutrient prized for its multitude of health benefits and when called out on the packaging, has been proven to ignite sales growth.

Why is it so popular?

Consumers are increasingly becoming aware of the relationship between healthy lifestyle choices, especially their diet, in a bid to counteract the degenerative health effects of chronic stress and their busy schedules. 

Rarely highlighted in a negative light, consumer insights specialist Julian Mellentin says “protein is the nutrient that can do no wrong”. 

“Protein is for fit bodies, firm bodies, weight management, looking good, feeling good, energy and all sorts of other motivations in consumers minds.”

PBCo., Macro Mike, Botanika Blends and Happy Way all focus on protein!

However, the protein craze is not just limited to health-obsessed millennials. ‘High-protein’ claims appeal to everyone from a range of demographics and economic statuses including families with children aged 6 -18 and senior couples. 

In general, the plant-based boom, an increase in active living, and snackification is contributing to the demand, with sports nutrition, high protein packaged foods, snacks and beverages leading the way.

With demand for high protein foods growing, packaging is playing a vital role in informing consumers and driving sales. 

Manufacturers without a protein-related claim on their packaging are losing more than $50 million in potential sales.

Vitawerx, Flexible Foods and RXBAR make protein a focus too!

In Australia, sales of items that list protein content have leaped by 22% compared to 2% in total grocery growth. Nielsen’s Head of Retail, Alfredo Costa says “manufacturers need to meet their consumers’ needs and desires with clearly labelled information on packs if they want to have a winning edge with product innovation and drive sales.”

At Unique, we stock wide range of on-trend, high-protein products that are driving sales in-store. Explore these popular products and so much more via our online store. If you need to register for a wholesale account, you can do so here.

SELF-CARE: THE $450 BILLION OPPORTUNITY

The art of self-care has been around for centuries. While the methods may have changed and broadened over the years, the goal of each practice has remained the same – calm the nervous system, feel good and nurture health and wellbeing.  

So many self-care practices that were once considered ‘alternative’ have now infiltrated our daily lives and are widely accepted i.e. yoga and meditation. 

88% of consumers actively practice some form of self-care. 

But thanks to social media and the internet, the self-care industry is a vast space, wide open for individual interpretation and implementation. Even a person’s morning coffee ritual can be considered a form of self-care.

There are more than 25 million posts on Instagram tagged with #selfcare!

Whether it’s a face mask, meditation, breathing technique, home fragrance, diet plan, tea break, bedtime routine or skincare ritual. There’s an option to suit everybody and it’s a retail opportunity, which according to IRi reports, that’s worth a whopping $450 billion! 

MEN’S SELF CARE: Self-care is not only for women either! Allied Market Research projects that the global market for men’s personal care will reach $166 billion by 2022. Skin and body care, in particular, are becoming more socially acceptable thanks to admired celebrities sharing their own routines and innovative marketing campaigns creating discussion.

In order to harness maximum sales growth, brands and retailers must think outside of the traditional, narrowly defined category and take a far broader approach. Taking the time to understand how each retail category can fit within this benefit-based, solution-oriented space is a strategic move that has the potential to totally transform your sales performance.  

Showcase a diverse range of self-care related items instore with some of the Unique team’s top picks: 

Left to right: Wheatbags Love, Amazing Oils, Bach Remedies, Evodia, Lemon Myrtle Fragrances, Harmony’s Ear Candles, Dr Organic Ginseng Men’s range.
Left to right: The Ginger People, Bragg Live Foods, Botanika Blends, Ministry of Tea.
Left to right: Orgaid, Ethique, ACURE, Aztec Secret.

Unique Health Products distributes an extensive range of top-selling, all-natural self-care items nationwide. You can order online 24/7 via our online shop or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904! If you haven’t registered for a wholesale account, you can do so here.