THREE MUST-ATTEND EXPOS THIS YEAR IF YOU’RE IN THE NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY

Each year, there are a lot of health and wellness industry events vying for your attendance. But which ones are worth your precious time?

We’ve looked into what’s happening this year and discovered three expos you should not miss. Especially if you’re serious about being a trailblazing, first-to-market retailer; savvy, conscious consumer; or switched on manufacturer ready to be seen by the influencers in the industry. Check them out below!

1 – Naturally Goodnaturally-good-expo

Why attend?

Far more than just the ONLY tradeshow in Australia, Naturally Good Expo is a total business event that’s 100% devoted to all things healthy, organic and natural.

As the largest event for healthy retailers, brands and practitioners in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s the place where serious buyers meet with suppliers for two days of business, networking, education and to celebrate the latest exciting opportunities within the health and wellness retail market.

Plus, you can come and see us at stall J28 to sample a range of hot new products (including some which we haven’t even launched yet)!

You can also join fellow brand owners and manufacturers in a full day Business Summit that’s geared to drive business growth. Gain insider intel from heavy-weight buyers, and learn the newest strategies shared by some of the hottest brands in health right now.

Naturally Good is the place to learn about the hottest local and global trends in natural, organic and healthy; emerging opportunities; the latest retail strategies and advice in digital, social and e-commerce from Australia’s leading business experts.

It’s a two-day celebration of new ideas, innovations, and products, and the perfect opportunity to see first-hand what’s next for the health, organic and natural industry.

What are the details?

2-3 June, 2019.

ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour.

Come see us at Stall J28!

Open 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily.

How do I get a ticket?

Register for free here.

2 – Eco Expo – Brisbane

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Why attend?

Visit the Brisbane Eco Expo and find like-minded people in a marketplace buzzing with proud owners and users of the industry’s best organic, natural and sustainable products. Meet Eco businesses, find new ideas, innovative products and all the essentials for living a little more sustainably.

The natural, organic & sustainability industry is worth billions. As Australia’s largest sustainability expo, the ‘Eco Expo’ brings together like-minded people from passionate greenies to those searching for products or information to begin their eco-journey.

With so many industry exhibitors under the one roof, it’s the perfect opportunity to forge productive business relationships and act upon business opportunities.

The Eco Expo also offers free eco workshops and sustainability seminars are open to the public.

What are the details?

13 – 15 September, 2019.

Exhibition Building, Brisbane Showgrounds.

Open to the public: 10am – 4pm daily.

How do I get a ticket?

Buy your ticket here.

 

3 – Mind Body Spirit Expo – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

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Why attend?

Held annually since 1989, the MindBodySpirit Festivals are Australia’s longest running and most successful wellbeing events. This year they’re celebrating 30 years!

Devoted to the pursuit of more fulfilling lifestyles, the festivals bring together the very best expert exhibitors, inspirational guest speakers, psychic mediums, meditation classes, healthy cooking demonstrations and much more.

The MindBodySpirit Festivals act as a platform for visitors to learn, grow and discover themselves. They are about acceptance, inclusion and tolerance; showcasing and welcoming a diverse range of exhibitors and presenters.

For retailers, they offer an opportunity to discover niche brands, new products, and spokespeople that may align with their business values. For manufacturers and professional alternative therapists, it’s a place to connect with like-minded people, sell your products and services and interact with your ideal consumers.

What are the details?

Friday 7 – Monday 10 June, 2019.

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Open 10am – 7pm daily.

Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 October, 2019.

International Convention Centre (ICC) Darling Harbour.

Open daily 10am – 7pm (6pm on Sunday in October only).

Friday 28 February – Sunday 1 March, 2020.

Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Open 9am – 6pm daily.

How do I get a ticket?

For free ticket availability, visit their website here.

So grab your calendar, block out these dates and get ready to be inspired! We’ll be here ready to take your order with all the latest products you need to stay ahead of the competition. Order online or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904! Not yet registered with us? Create an account before you go for quick and easy ordering once you’ve discovered your new must-haves at the expos!

DR TUNG’S VEGAN ACTIVATED CHARCOAL FLOSS WINS TWO WORLD-RENOWNED AWARDS

drTung’s is on a winning streak this week taking out not one but two world-class design awards for their latest product!

Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organization, Hannover-based iF International Forum Design GmbH, organizes the iF DESIGN AWARD. The winning product, drTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss, won in the discipline of Packaging.

The competition was intense: 6,375 entries were submitted from 52 countries in hopes of receiving the seal of quality. But drTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss won over the 67-member jury – made up of independent experts from all over the world – with its eco-friendly, plastic-free paperboard package which is itself the floss dispenser. 

About the iF DESIGN AWARD

For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognised as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world.

Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg generating significant exposure for the product.

Thousands of design professionals and innovative companies from across the globe attend the iF DESIGN AWARD ceremony each year. Take a look at the video below!

The Winning Product – Vegan Activated Charcoal Floss

Plastic dental floss containers are used throughout the world, but plastic is polluting our oceans and landfills. Millions of containers are discarded annually, creating a global plastic epidemic. DrTung’s non-polluting, plastic-free dental floss dispenser can help change this trend.

Made from paperboard, it can be recycled after use without harming wildlife or the environment. The eye-catching package is comfortable to use and slips easily into a pocket or purse, making it convenient to carry or use at home.

The floss itself, manufactured via a patented process, expands during use and is coated with 100% vegetable wax, without petrochemical or animal ingredients. Every detail of this product and packaging is designed to minimize the environmental impact.

The GREEN Good Design Awards

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DrTung’s was also a winner of this year’s GREEN Good Design Awards, another world-renowned design prize awarded by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.

DrTung’s Activated Charcoal Floss won in the GREEN PRODUCT/GRAPHIC DESIGN category. Now in its 68th year, GOOD DESIGN® is one of the most prestigious Awards Program organised worldwide. It was founded in 1950 by such pioneers in modern design as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen. 

It was one of only 32 worldwide winners in the heavily contested GREEN PRODUCT/GRAPHIC DESIGN category!

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About drTung’s

Their products have grown out of a passion for bringing healthy smiles naturally. Since their small beginnings, drTung’s has always been on the leading edge, introducing the first commercially available tongue cleaner in 1997 before tongue cleaning was commonly known in the USA. They now provide innovative products for fresher breath and healthier smiles to major natural supermarkets and health stores across the globe.

Shop the entire range of drTung’s including the award-winning floss online 24/7 with us hereHaven’t got an account with us? Register here!

SPARK SALES WITH THE CAFFEINE-FREE ENERGY BOOST CELEBS LOVE!

Juicing has been huge in the wellness world for years. Purported to cleanse, detox and help reduce inflammation in the body. Juicing has often been seen as a quick way to boost your health.

Today, the demand for food to offer more specific functional benefits paired with our busy on-the-go lifestyles is driving innovation in this space. Consumers not only want health-promoting snacks and drinks, but they want them quickly and easily.

Right on target with this trend, nutrient-rich juice shots provide a natural boost of nutrition in quick grab n’ go bottles.

According to Mintel data, the share of juice shots in total juice launches in Europe has increased sixfold over the past four years.

“These tiny juice shots promise to deliver a quick dose of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals in tasty liquid form. Many of the shots have the new “superfood”, turmeric in them. This relative of ginger has been used for hundreds of years in India, both for flavouring and medicinal purposes and is credited with easing headaches, joint pain, menstrual cramps and boosting the metabolism.”

Functional juice shots were seen everywhere at the world’s largest natural, organic and healthy products event, Expo West, this month!

Made with pure, concentrated doses of fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and other ingredients, juice shots are promoted as a preventative measure to boost consumers’ overall wellbeing or as a quick way to address specific health issues.

Most commonly, the blends are designed to help boost energy levels, support the immune system, aid digestive health, and help relieve cold and flu symptoms.

Ginger has by far been the leading ingredient when it comes to juice shot innovation. It’s often combined with lemon juice and dubbed as a ‘wonder plant’ for it’s reported benefits in relieving pain and muscle soreness, immune support and lowering blood pressure.

Actress Selena Gomez swears by her daily ginger shot every morning!

 

So how can you make the most of this craze, even if you don’t have cold storage?

The Ginger People have launched their innovative Ginger Shot with Wild Turmeric in a 60ml shelf-stable bottle. Packed with goodness and tucked neatly into an attractive self-ready CDU, these little gems retail at $4.95 and are loaded with grab n’ go goodness!Ginger Shot with ginger_500x500px

These nutritious shots are appearing in various places in stores, including on shelf next to full-sized grab-and-go juices, in the produce aisle, and in pharmacies either at the counter or as part of a larger natural health and wellness display. Place them front and centre for an enticing upsell that appeals to a wide range of consumers.

If you want to be seen as the store with the new, innovative and on-trend products then get in quick, as these are going to be a hot seller! If you haven’t got an account with us, you can register here. Otherwise, jump online and order your stock today!

THE TEXAN MUM WHO SPARKED AN ORAL CARE REVOLUTION

Many have heard about activated charcoal teeth whitening, but few know the story that led to this global craze. Watch the short film above to discover the determined woman who started it all, and be inspired by the vision and passion that has changed the oral care industry, forever.

At Unique, we couldn’t be more proud to stand alongside and represent Jessica and the team at My Magic Mud here in Australia. If you’d like to be a My Magic Mud stockist, simply order your product online via our store, or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904.

THE EDIBLE INGREDIENT THAT RENEWS SKIN NATURALLY!

Nutrient-rich organic fermented papaya is the core of all P’URE Papayacare products. They have combined papaya with nourishing skin healthy ingredients including high quantities of 100% natural shea butter, macadamia & essential oils making the entire range effective for many skin conditions.

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Why is Papaya so Good for Skin?

Papaya or Paw Paw is one of the best fruits for skin care. Papaya is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and healthy enzymes including papain which acts as a gentle exfoliator helping to clear away dry & damaged skin and stimulate skin renewal.

It contains rejuvenating enzymes that gently exfoliate and help restore, moisturise and renew skin making it a traditional, effective remedy for wounds, soothing bites and dry skin.

P’URE Papayacare uses whole Australian papaya fruit which is organically grown in tropical parts of Queensland.  The skin, fruit and seeds of the papaya are fermented to concentrate the ingredients and ensure this skin-loving ingredient is rich in nutrients and gentle on skin, without waste.

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What Makes P’URE Papayacare Different to Other Papaya Product Lines?

The P’URE Papayacare range was formulated by naturopaths to find a real alternative to skin care products filled with harsh chemicals.

Many skin care products contain petroleum or mineral oil (derived from petroleum). When these petroleum-rich products are applied to your skin, the petrochemical gets absorbed directly into your bloodstream and bypass the liver’s detoxification process. Once in your body, it builds up and accumulates over time. Petroleum, chemical oils and preservatives inhibit the skin’s ability to breathe and “re-balance” and can irritate sensitive skin.

The philosophy behind PURE is simple:

Create products with high-quality natural ingredients that work and are genuinely good and effective for the skin.

What Other Ingredients are in P’URE Papayacare?

P’URE Papayacare’s brand ethos is Natural By Nature, which is at the core of all their decisions when choosing what to include in their formulas.

Only the highest quality (food grade) ingredients have been purposefully selected for their healing and moisturising benefits including Shea Butter, Macadamia Oil, Jojoba Oil and Almond Oil.

Gotu Kola, Tamanu, and Calendula are also added to soothe and decrease inflammation, accelerate healing, calm and nourish the skin.

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Looking to provide an all natural, superior alternative to other papaya-based brands? P’ure Papaya looks amazing on the shelf and does wonders for skin. Order your supplies today via the online store!

Not yet registered with us? Contact our friendly team to get started here.

NEW CLIF BAR IS A CONVENIENT TAKE ON A CLASSIC FLAVOUR COMBO!

CLIF Bar, the #1 best-selling energy bar brand in the US and Canada, has delivered yet another incredible flavour, Peanut Butter Banana with Dark Chocolate!

The taste of banana and creamy organic peanut butter blended with rich dark chocolate and crunchy peanut pieces offers a convenient, nutritious energy bar alternative to a classic flavour combination.

This great tasting energy bar is made with a nutritious blend of organic rolled oats and wholesome, plant-based protein for sustained energy before, during or after physical activity.

Each CLIF Bar recipe is thoughtfully crafted in the CLIF Kitchen with a nutritious blend of 70% organic ingredients that provide slow-releasing carbohydrates and 10g of protein, plus the added benefit of 11 vitamins and minerals in every bar.

CLIF Bars provide sustained energy for the athlete and adventurer in all of us!

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The Peanut Butter Banana with Dark Chocolate flavour joins the CLIF Bar family as the 9th addition to the original CLIF Bar range. Alongside three moreish flavours of CLIF Nut Butter Filled Bars and the quick-release energy range that includes both the innovative BLOK Chews and environmentally-conscious Energy Shot Gels.

Exclusively distributed through Unique Health Products, the bar is available now in Coles, Woolworths, Independent supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, sports stores and online. This classic flavour combination retails at $2.95 and is set to be the taste on every adventurers’ lips this Summer!

Want to sell CLIF Bars? Now is the ultimate time to stock up! Take 20% off the entire CLIF Bar range for the full month of January 2019! PLUS! Send us an image of your discounted stock in store and get 20% off for your order in February too! Order online 24/7 or register an account with us here.

GRIN BRUSHES AWAY COMPETITION WITH THEIR CLINICALLY PROVEN 100% NATURAL ORAL CARE

Grin Natural, the Kiwi business dedicated to making our pearly whites brighter the natural way, has finally hit Australian shores and the future for oral care retailers is looking oh-so-bright!

The Grin Story

Back in 2013, the Grin team set upon creating a product different to the rest. One that is 100% natural with NO sodium lauryl sulfate, NO added sugar, NO preservatives, NO artificial colours, NO artificial flavours, NO fragrance and NO harsh abrasives. It was as much about what they were leaving out as what they were putting in.

In 2015 after 18 months of researching, testing and refining, Grin Natural was born! Not only is Grin toothpaste missing all the nasties, it’s natural active ingredients; Manuka Oil, Propolis and Organic Sea Salt, based on their laboratory test results, show good potential to combat the six common oral bacteria.

Today, Grin Natural is stocked in over 400 retailers in New Zealand, including dental clinics nationwide! In fact, it’s the ONLY natural toothpaste stocked in New Zealand dental clinics!

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Grin Toothbrushes

A healthy oral care ritual isn’t complete without a better-for-you-and-the-planet toothbrush! Beautifully designed and available in a colour palette that includes ivory, navy and mint, and pink and orange for kids, the Grin corn starch brushes are an eco-friendly alternative to the not-so-fantastic plastic toothbrush.

The brush handle is made from sustainable non-GMO corn starch and will biodegrade in a home or commercial compost. Just use a pair of pliers to remove the bristles first and let nature do the rest.

With packaging that is as sustainable as the brushes in them, Grin has created a consistent experience for the conscious consumer. The clear blister seal is made of PLA, a biodegradable plant-based plastic made from corn starch and the card backing is biodegradable too!

The bristles on the adult brushes are infused with a premium activated charcoal; an ingredient that has been recognised for its antibacterial and detoxifying properties for thousands of years. Alongside brushing, the charcoal works to keep bacteria at bay whilst absorbing toxins and restoring the whiteness of teeth.

The bristles on the kid’s brushes are extra soft rounded nylon bristles designed for sensitive teeth and gums.

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Grin Toothpaste

Grin is all about what they leave in, what they leave out, and how they leave your teeth. Their formulation is 100% natural and helps to improve your oral hygiene – because toothpaste needs to get the job done! Here’s what you’ll find in their products, and the items they’ve left out:

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Grin Kids Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

Grin don’t believe that kids need artificial sparkles or a fake bubble gum flavour to get excited about brushing… so they left the unnecessary extras out! Grin 100% Natural Kids toothpaste is a gentle and effective gel specifically formulated to give the kindest treatment to your little one’s baby teeth.

Available in natural orange or natural strawberry flavour; delicious, real fruit flavours, the natural sugar-free xylitol adds a hint of natural sweetness and helps to prevent plaque build-up with regular brushing.

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Grin is the natural oral care brand that New Zealanders trust and love!

Take a look at just a handful of the 5-star feedback Grin is receiving:

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Freshen up your natural oral care offerings with Grin today! Order your stock via our online store 24/7. We’re the exclusive Australian distributors for Grin, and have over 3000 other products available! Not yet registered with us? Sign up here.

Christmas Charity – The Daniel Morcombe Foundation

In lieu of Secret Santa or the exchange of Christmas gifts, the team at Unique host fundraising for a local charity each year.

This year, our chosen charity was the Daniel Morcombe Foundation.

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation Inc. is committed to Keeping Kids Safe.

Established by parents Bruce and Denise Morcombe in 2005 after their son Daniel was abducted and murdered in December 2003 while waiting to catch a bus on the Sunshine Coast.

The Foundation was established as a lasting legacy to Daniel and now has two main aims; to educate children on how to stay safe in a physical and online environment and to support young victims of crime.

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In the lead up to the event, Uniquers were invited to donate a prize for the charity raffle. Our clever team of Uniquers submitted handmade jewellery, massages, Australia Zoo vouchers, artworks, facials, dinner vouchers and so much more!

Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the team, we were able to donate more than $700 to the Daniel Morcombe Foundation!

On the day, Uniquers were invited to wear red, bring along a plate of food to share and a gold coin donation.

Holly Brennan, the CEO of the Daniel Morcombe Foundation was greeted with a sea of red outfits, an array of mouthwatering morning tea items, and an incredibly supportive and appreciative welcome from all!

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On behalf of the team here at Unique, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Stay safe, look after one another and if you’d like to donate to this incredible charity, you can do so here.

Safety is at the heart of what we do

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Did you know, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work across their lifetime? That’s a lot of time and opportunity for injuries to occur!

In the past year alone, 563,600 Australians have experienced a work-related injury or illness.

While we pride ourselves on being one of the friendliest, welcoming, and fun-loving teams on the Sunshine Coast (if not Queensland and beyond!), safety is something we take very seriously.

At Unique, we do everything we can to ensure that the time we spend at work is as safe as possible. Watch our latest video above to find out why.