ACURE’S COLOUR WELLNESS HAIR CARE RANGE IS HERE!

Award-winning, cruelty-free body care brand, ACURE have launched a new Colour Wellness Shampoo and Conditioner collection formulated with intense moisture specifically for colour-treated hair. 

This performance-driven haircare is naturally paraben, sulphate, mineral oil, formaldehyde and petrolatum free while still retaining an affordable price point! 

The Colour Wellness collection is deeply moisturising with benefits of rare extracts and oils and comes in three Shampoo and Conditioner sets for different hair needs:   

ACURE Colour Wellness Range

UNICORN SHIMMER

Unicorn Shimmer is universally formulated for all colour treated hair types for deep conditioning with true unicorn root, rose quartz, and sunflower seed extract to prevent colour fade.  It gives a nutrient infusion for ultra-shine.

WAVE & CURL

This ultra-conditioning duo is best suited to wavy and curly hair. It contains blue tansy and sunflower seed extract, argan oil, rosewood and avocado for intense moisture and colour protection.

DETOX-DEFY

Detox-Defy offers environmental stress protection for colour treated brown, auburn and dark tones. It contains charcoal, lemon, manketti oil, clove and sunflower seed extract for colour-specific nourishment and colour fade prevention. 

The combination of attractive, recyclable packaging and innovative, natural ingredients make them an easy-sell addition to your existing ACURE range and offers an alternative to regular colour-protective hair care.

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ALL-IN-ONE SHAMPOO BAR

ACURE have also released a head-to-toe shower solution for hair and body. Tapping into the zero-waste, economical and travel-friendly market of shampoo bars with their multipurpose Coconut & Argan Shampoo Bar. The bar is palm-oil free, gentle enough for pets and comes in packaging made from 100% recycled material.

You can browse and order the entire ACURE range online via our online store! It’s open 24/7 and caters for all your essential, natural health, wellness and beauty care needs. If you haven’t registered for an account with us, you can do that here.

CONVENIENCE HITS $8.8 BILLION. HERE ARE THE TRENDS THAT SELL.

Whether you have a convenience store or offer a grab n’ go section in your retail store – consumers value convenience!

According to the AACS State of the Industry Report, the Australian convenience industry saw a sales lift of 2.1% to $8.8 billion last year driven by a strong performance in food and beverages.

Food sales rose nearly 6% to $4.04 billion last year, while Non-Food categories fell more than 1% from 2018.

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BEVERAGES

On average, the report found that more than 70% of convenience shopping baskets included a beverage. Packaged Beverages grew 4.4% over the year to deliver the greatest dollar value contribution of any convenience category of $79 million.

Stock your fridge or store these on shelf (they’re all shelf stable!) for a healthy thirst-quencher on the go:

  • Kombucha Max
    • Low calorie
    • Low sugar
    • Gut friendly
    • On trend
    • 4 delicious flavours
  • The Ginger People Ginger Shots
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • Caffeine free
    • 30% ginger juice
  • Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
    • Globally recognised brand
    • Certified organic ingredients
    • Convenient popular health drink
  • Nakula Organic Coconut Water
    • Certified organic
    • Australian owned
    • Sustainably produced
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GRAB N’ GO MEALS

The Food on the Go category was the second fastest-growing category in convenience in 2019, accounting for 38% of total channel growth and total sales of $659 million for the year.

Healthy Grab n’ Go items are consistently increasing in popularity as people search for time saving options that still meet their nutritional needs.

These top brands tick all the right boxes:

  • Upbeat Protein Meals
    • Gluten-free options
    • Vegan options
    • Sweet and savoury choices
    • Convenient
    • Just add water
  • Uptons Ready Meal Kits
    • Vegan
    • Bold packaging
    • Convenient meal
    • Ready in 1 minute!
  • Botanika Brekky Protein Porridge
    • Vegan
    • No added sugar
    • Pre and probiotics
    • All natural
    • Convenient single serve sachets
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BETTER-FOR-YOU CONFECTIONARY

Across other food categories, Confectionery was up 2.1%, Snack foods rose 4.1% and Ice Cream grew 5.6%.

These better-for-you confectionary items hit the sweet spot for those looking for vegan delights that are made with quality ingredients:

  • Dandies Vanilla Marshmallows
    • Vegan
    • Gelatine free
    • Gluten free
  • Vego Whole Hazelnut Chocolate Bars
    • Vegan
    • Certified organic
    • Fairtrade
    • They have a cult following!
  • HeroCup Peanut Butter Cups
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • Organic
    • Fair trade
  • Kresho Almond Nougat Bar
    • Vegan
    • Non-GMO
    • Australian made
    • Only $2.99 RRP!

SWEET SNACKS

In the past decade, healthy snacks have seen the largest growth in consumption (3.2%), with savoury snacks receiving a 1.6% increase. Healthy snacks are defined as products including muesli bars, snack bars, rice crackers, and breakfast bars.

Based on the Mondelez State of Snacking Report, despite the increased desire for healthier snacks, consumers are still wanting their indulgent snacks to enjoy.

When indulgent taste and better-for-you ingredients combine, this can be a winning combo for health-conscious consumers, especially for the younger generations who tend to prefer mood-enhancing, brain-boosting and gluten-free snacks.

For the health-conscious snacker with a sweet tooth, upgrade your snack bar options with these hot sellers:

  • Blue Dinosaur Bites
    • Nationally recognised brand
    • 4 new indulgent flavours
    • Paleo friendly
    • Gluten free
  • RXBAR
    • Paleo friendly
    • 6 enticing flavours
    • 12g protein per bar
    • 8 ingredients or less
    • Exclusive to Unique Health Products
  • Macro Mike Protein Snack Bars
    • Three varieties
      • Almond Scrumptionator (peanut free)
      • Game Changer (peanut base)
      • We Jammin’ (peanut base)
    • Vegan
    • Gluten free
    • High protein
    • Macro friendly
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SAVOURY SNACKS

According to Roy Morgan research, almost nine out of 10 Australians have been found to be regular snackers with savoury snacks holding a clear lead. Plus, two-thirds of adults eat a savoury snack in an average week! Tempt tastebuds with this on-trend selection:

  • Keto Naturals – Crispy Cauli Bites – Barbecue
    • Keto
    • Paleo friendly
    • 5g net carbs
    • 3 flavours
    • 1 head of cauliflower per pack
  • East Bali Cashews – Sea Salt Cashew Nut Snack Pack
    • Wild Harvested
    • Sustainably sourced
    • Plant based
    • Preservative free
    • Single Origin
  • Noble Jerky – Vegan Jerky
    • Good source of protein
    • 4 flavours
    • Hangsell packaging
    • All natural
  • Banana Joe – Banana Chips
    • Contains pre- and probiotics
    • 3 great savoury flavours
    • Thin and crispy
    • Tastes like a potato chip!

Up your convenience game with a range of these nutritious products that meet current consumer demands. Order your stock via our online store 24/7 or call our friendly sales team on 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can do so here.

VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL: BLUE DINOSAUR

Blue Dinosaur has issued a Voluntary Withdrawal of the below product:

  • BD40 – BLUE DINOSAUR Bite Berry & Coconut (Display Box of 18) – 18x30g with Best Before APR 2022

REASON FOR WITHDRAWAL

This withdrawal is due to the product exhibiting an unusual taste from the acai powder ingredient. There is no health risk in consuming the product.  

STATEMENT FROM SUPPLIER

It has been brought to our attention today that our first (and only) batch of Berry Coconut Bites was manufactured using acai powder which exhibited an unusual flavour. Therefore, whilst these new Berry Coconut 30g Bites are safe to eat, we do not regard them as an acceptable version of this product, and we would like to request that you please dispose of any that you still have on hand. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience; whilst the product is 100% safe they are not a representative of our product ethos at Blue Dinosaur.

WHAT TO DO

Please remove stock from shelves and sale, complete the Certificate of Destruction (available here) and contact Unique’s Stock Credit Team to arrange a credit. FREECALL: 1800 787 904 or EMAIL: stock.credits@uhp.com.au

7 HEALTHY SUGAR ALTERNATIVES FOR A VARIETY OF USES

Consumers are increasingly interested in the sugar content of their food.

Thirty three percent of Australians are very concerned about sugar consumption and many are actively looking for natural ways to avoid it. Satisfy your customers’ sweet tooth with these 7 healthy sugar alternatives that are right on-trend and deliciously sweet!

LOW-CALORIE, SUGAR SUBSTITUTES

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MONK FRUIT

What: Monk fruit, or lo han guo, is a small green melon named after the monks who first cultivated it. Monk fruit sweetener is an extract of the fruit.

Sweetness: 150-250x sweeter than table sugar.

Nutrition: Zero calories and carbs.

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil.

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in cooking, baking, hot and cold drinks, and more. 

STEVIA

What: Stevia is a natural sweetener that comes from the Stevia rebaudiana plant.

Sweetness: 200-300x sweeter than table sugar.

Nutrition: Zero calories and carbs.

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil (pure stevia).

Uses: Available in liquid, granule and powder forms for various uses.

XYLITOL

What: Xylitol is a natural sugar alcohol that is found in many fruits and vegetables but is primarily extracted from corncobs and hardwoods. 

Sweetness: 5% less sweet than table sugar.

Nutrition: 40% fewer calories than table sugar per gram. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Negligible effects. It has a very low GI rating (7) in comparison to sugar (60-70). 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in drinks, cooking and baking.

ERYTHRITOL

What: Like xylitol, erythritol is a sugar alcohol found in small amounts in fruits and vegetables. It’s created via a fermentation process. 

Sweetness: 60-70% of the sweetness of table sugar.

Nutrition: 6% of the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Nil.

Uses: Multipurpose. Replaces sugar in all cooking needs, factoring in a 30% volume increase to match the sweetness of table sugar.

NUTRITIVE SUGAR ALTERNATIVES

Nutritive-sweeteners

RICE SYRUP

What: Rice syrup, or rice malt, is made from organic brown rice. 

Sweetness: Approximately 50% of the sweetness of table sugar. 

Nutrition: Fructose free and has 33% less calories per tablespoon than table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: This sweetener is high GI (98) so it will affect blood sugar levels.  

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in place of any liquid sugar syrups. 

HONEY

What: Honey is a thick, golden liquid produced by honey bees. The different varieties of flavours and colours come from the different floral nectar source.

Sweetness: Varies but generally sweeter than table sugar, so less is required.

Nutrition: Trace amounts of vitamins and minerals.1.3x the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Honey has a moderate GI rating (45-64) and will affect blood sugar levels. 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in hot drinks, as a spread, in baking, cooking and desserts.

MAPLE SYRUP

What: Maple syrup is a thick, sugary liquid that’s made by evaporating the sap of maple trees.

Sweetness: 60% sweetness of table sugar.

Nutrition: Contains calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and manganese. It has 1.1x the calories of table sugar. 

Effect on Blood Sugar: Maple syrup has a moderate GI rating (54) and will affect blood sugar levels. 

Uses: Multipurpose. Use in cooking, baking, hot and cold drinks, and more.

Whether your consumers are wanting a keto-friendly, low-carb sugar replacement or simply something a little less refined, Unique Health Products offers a sweet solution for everyone. Plus a whole range of healthier baking mixes, cooking ingredients and pantry staples that suit low-carb, keto and all-natural needs!

Jump on the online store to order your stock today. If you haven’t got an account with us, register here!

THE ZERO-WASTE, FEMALE-FOUNDED, SOLID BEAUTY BAR BRAND CHANGING THE WAY YOU SHOWER

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Ethique is an earth-friendly, ethical beauty brand that has pioneered a concentrated, solid beauty bar range to cut out plastic and water waste.

Established in 2012 when biologist and founder, Brianne West had a lightbulb moment. West “realized up to 75 percent of shampoo and even 90 percent of conditioner can be water…which is madness, when there is water in your bathroom!”.

With the beauty industry producing so much plastic waste and the major ingredient in most liquid products being water, it made sense to concentrate the active ingredients into simple and sustainable products that deliver on results, without the packaging.

Each solid beauty bar is equivalent to multiple bottles of the same liquid product. This means on average, every bar saves just under 1L of water and up to 5 plastic bottles! 

Fast forward to today and Ethique is stocked in over 2,500 stores in 17 countries, has a loyal 200k+ social media following and has saved more than 6 million plastic bottles from entering landfill!

HAIRCARE | BODYCARE | SKINCARE | BABY & KIDS | PET CARE | CLEANING | BAR STORAGE

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The extensive range is:

  • Plastic free
  • Biodegradable
  • Plant based
  • Sustainably made
  • Cruelty free
  • Salon quality
  • Made with ethically sourced, naturally-derived ingredients
  • Wrapped in compostable packaging
  • Affordably priced

A no-compromise brand, Ethique is focused on the goal to become the world’s most sustainable cosmetics company. Currently, they are NZ’s highest-scoring BCorp (the fair trade symbol of the business world) as well as both a carbon-neutral and a living wage employer. 

Sales are driven by their completely plastic-free stance, eye-catching certified compostable packaging, clean, vegan-friendly ingredients, and word of mouth advertising about the efficacy of the bars. As well as features in top-rated publications including Forbes, BBC, and Business Insider. 

It’s no wonder it is the highest-rated, fastest-selling shampoo and conditioner brand on Amazon! 

Ethique truly is natural beauty without a trace, but thanks to its impressive ethics and sustainability efforts, it’s a brand that is definitely making its mark. 

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Ethique products are available nationwide from all good natural health stores and online, and exclusively distributed through Unique Health Products! RRPs start from as little as $9.95. Eco-friendly bamboo storage solutions and trial packs for face, hair and body are also available!

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 BAR CHOCOLATE BROWNIE FLAVOUR HAS LANDED!

The Chocolate Brownie CLIF Bar has the indulgent flavour of a fresh-baked brownie with a straight-from-the-oven taste in a take-it-anywhere bar. Made with organic rolled oats and 9 grams of protein, it helps provide the sustained energy required to keep on climbing.

If the name alone doesn’t get your mouth salivating, take a look at this:

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Here at Unique, we are so excited to add this US top-seller to the Australian offering of CLIF Bars. You can now order 9 different CLIF Bar flavours!

Chocolate Brownie in particular rates between 4.5/5 stars on Amazon and 4.9/5 stars on the US CLIF online store.

It appeals to the weekend warriors, everyday adventurers, athletes and busy people looking for a wholesome energy bar to keep them going.

CLIF BAR CHOCOLATE BROWNIE REVIEWS

If you’d like to be one of the first to stock the CLIF Bar Chocolate Brownie flavour that’s getting rave reviews worldwide, make sure you place your order online now as they have just arrived! If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can register here!

Six unexpected ways to use laird superfood creamers (recipes)

So you’ve got Laird Superfood Creamers on your shelf and you’re in the know with what a creamer is typically used for – replacing milk in tea and coffee. But perhaps what you didn’t realise is that the range can be used in so many ways!

Essentially, think of creamer like a superfood milk powder replacement. One you can use in various recipes. Laird Superfood Creamers in particular, as they’re vegan and based on coconut milk powder, can replace exactly that, coconut milk.

You simply add water to it to get a smooth, creamy liquid which, depending on the flavour, can be used in a variety of dishes, sweet or savoury! Take a look below and share these recipes with your team and your customers to get your creativity flowing!

Please note, all of these recipes have been collaboratively created by friends and fans of Laird Superfood. Each recipe and image belongs to the rightful creator. If you wish to share these beyond this blog post, please make sure to give credit where it is due.

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GOLDEN TURMERIC POPCORN

Serves: 14

Popcorn Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup organic popcorn kernels

Superfood Drizzle:

  • 7 tbsp unsalted butter/ghee or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup Laird Superfood Turmeric Creamer
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Fine sea salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat oil and 3 kernels in a large pot over medium-high heat until kernels pop.
  2. Add remaining kernels, keep the lid slightly ajar, and cook until the popping slows to 2 seconds between pops.
  3. Add to a large bowl and toss with Superfood Drizzle. Taste and add sea salt as desired.
  4. In a small pot, combine the Superfood Drizzle ingredients.
  5. Warm gently over low heat until melted, stirring well to combine.
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ALMOND HAZELNUT CACAO BUTTER

By Stephanie Howe.

Serves: One mason jar full!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 1 cup hazelnuts
  • 5 tbsp Laird Superfood Cacao Creamer
  • 2 tbsp cacao (optional, will add an even deeper chocolate flavour)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Add almonds and hazelnuts to a high-power food processor or Vitamix. Turn on high and blend for a few minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
  2. Add Laird Superfood Creamer and sea salt. Blend again until it takes on a creamy texture. Be patient as this can take a few minutes! Allow the food processor or blender to “rest” at several points to avoid getting too hot.
  3. For extra chocolately nut butter, add additional cacao or more Laird Superfood Cacao Creamer!
  4. Store in a jar for as long as it lasts in your household!
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BLUEBERRY PIE PANCAKES

By Anett Velsberg.

Serves: 2

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour (plain, oat or GF)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats (use more GF flour if you want a GF recipe)
  • 1/4 cup Laird Superfood Original Creamer
  • 2 tbsp brown or coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract or paste
  • 3/4 – 1 cup unsweetened plant milk, as needed
  • 1/2 cup blueberries, more to serve
  • 1 – 2 tbsp cooking oil (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coconut whipped cream, to serve
  • 1 -2 tbsp maple syrup, to serve

Directions:

  1. Place the flour, oats, Laird Superfood Creamer, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and sea salt in a medium-sized bowl. Stir until combined.
  2. Pour in the vanilla followed by the milk until you get a thick but pourable batter. Stir in the blueberries.
  3. Pour batter onto an oiled non-stick skillet on medium-low heat, using about 1/4 cup for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface, then flip and continue cooking until browned on the bottom.
  4. Divide between plates and serve immediately with coconut whipped cream, fresh blueberries and maple syrup.
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SUPERFOOD GOLDEN ENERGY BITES

By Kanchan Koya.

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 6 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 tbsp Laird Superfood Turmeric Creamer (plus more to garnish)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • pinch of black pepper and salt
  • sesame seeds to garnish

Directions:

  1. Blitz together all ingredients except sesame seeds until it forms a dough-like mixture.
  2. Once the mixture comes together into a dough, use your hands to shape it into balls that are about 1 inch in diameter.
  3. Place balls in the freezer for 30-60 minutes to set.
  4. Roll balls in a mixture of sesame seeds and reserved Turmeric Superfood Creamer.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.
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ROASTED BUTTERNUT PUMPKIN WITH TURMERIC SUPERFOOD CREAMER

By Twins Kitchen.

Serves: 2-4

Pumpkin Ingredients:

  • 1 butternut pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp Laird Superfood Turmeric Creamer
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Turmeric Tahini Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2 tsp Laird Superfood Turmeric Creamer
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • water as needed

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celscius. Dice the pumpkin into cubes and discard seeds.
  2. Spread cubed pumpkin across a baking pan and toss it with olive oil, Laird Superfood Turmeric Creamer, sea salt and pepper.
  3. Roast in the oven for roughly 35-45 minutes, until the squash is cooked and the edges turn golden.
  4. Meanwhile, create the sauce by whisking together all the Turmeric Tahini Dressing ingredients until creamy and combined. Use olive oil or water to thin to desired consistency. Adjust sea salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove from oven, let cool, then serve drizzled with the Turmeric Tahini Dressing.
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NO-BAKE HONEY OAT SUPERFOOD BITES

By Motha Butta.

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup nut butter or coconut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey (or dates for a vegan version)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 2 tbsp maca powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp flaxmeal (optional)
  • 1/2 cup Laird Superfood Original Creamer or Cacao Creamer

For Coating:

  • 1/2 cup coconut butter

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients for bites in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Once the mixture comes together, use your hands to shape it into balls that are one inch in diameter.
  3. Place bites in the freezer for 10 minutes to set.
  4. Warm coconut butter in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium-low heat until liquified.
  5. Remove balls from freezer and dip into melted coconut butter to coat.
  6. Refrigerate to set coating. Store in airtight container for up to five days.

Consumers are stuck at home and getting more creative than ever in the kitchen! Give them some nourishing ideas with these recipes and make sure you have the range in stock by ordering online! It’s open 24/7! If you don’t have a wholesale account with us yet, you can do so here.

What are Aussies eating right now? (And how to stock your shelves!)

According to Neilsen Homescan research, in the four weeks ending 22 March 2020, the volume sales for long-life meals, bread mix, rice, flour and pasta have more than doubled! 

These numbers mean the average Australian pantry is stocked with enough of these items to last two to three months. But they’re continuing to buy! 

“Our recent analysis highlights some clear themes in consumer behaviour we can expect to see over the next few months,” says Managing Director of Nielsen Connect, Bernie Hughes.

“More time at home will give rise to more cooking and baking from scratch as consumers find creative ways to use up their pantry staples; but an increase in sales for convenient meal options also cater to smaller person households or those that are juggling the various demands of working from home and homeschooling.”

HOW TO PREP YOUR SHELVES FOR CHANGING CONSUMER DEMAND:

The Post-Carb Loading Diet Craze

The average Australian household has enough rice to see them through 65 days, pasta to last 63 days and enough noodles to last 55 days.

Due to the heavy carb storing, Mr Hughes predicts that, “Brands that focus on health and fitness in the future are likely to see strong demand from consumers who see a renewed sense of importance in staying healthy.”

Have these low carb and keto-friendly options on standby:

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  • Herocup Keto Peanut Butter Cup
  • Lakanto Monkfruit and Erythritol Sweetener
  • PBCo Low Carb Crumbs & Lower Carb Rice
  • Slim Secrets Bare Bar
  • Botanika Blends Protein Powders
  • Macro Mike Brownie Mix
  • The Monday Food Co Keto Cake Mix
  • Vitawerx Keto Mayo

Creativity SpikeS

Australian households are likely to make more of an effort to cook from scratch and attempt to make meals outside of their usual repertoire.

Nielsen Digital Content Ratings data shows that on the last weekend of March, Australians spent 71% more time online with food and cooking content when compared to the last weekend of February.

“We anticipate that shoppers will begin to think more creatively about how they cook over the next few weeks,” explains Mr Hughes.

Let your customers get creative with these easy additions to new and exciting dishes:

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  • Mingle Seasonings
  • Essential Hemp Hemp Seeds
  • Nuilife Coconut Sugar
  • Nutritionist Choice Sushi Nori
  • Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Dandies Mini Vanilla Marshmallows
  • Natural Evolution Dough Mix
  • Organic Times Choc Drops

Convenience continues

Since many families are juggling the challenges of working from home and looking after children – shoppers have also stocked up on quick-and-easy meal solutions, including prepared meals, canned vegetables, canned soup, pasta and sauce.

Instant, effortless or really easy. These products tick the boxes for healthy convenience:

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  • Uptons Naturals Ready Meal Kits
  • Nutritionist Choice Instant Noodles
  • Difatti Gnocchi
  • Plantasy Foods Mac n Cheez
  • Upbeat Instant Meals
  • Plantasy Foods Gravy Mix
  • Turban Chopsticks
  • Spice Girlz
  • Nuilife Teriyaki Sauce

SPRING CLEANING IN AUTUMN

Toilet paper and hand sanitiser are still very hard to come by in-store and online. However, Australian shoppers are also stockpiling other household products including general cleaners, disinfectants and dishwashing detergent.

Disinfectant sales are up 102% on a year-over-year basis.

Try these popular, natural brands:

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  • Planet Luxe
  • Koala Eco
  • Kin Kin
  • Bon Ami
  • Euco Clean

“Consumer habits tend to change over time, but the COVID-19 outbreak is forcing Australian consumers to reconfigure their lives, their habits and their spending patterns at a speed and scale we have never seen.

“With households now in lockdown and experiencing what it means to have restricted movement, limited access to physical stores and expanded reliance on digital connectivity, it is important to continue to monitor these trends as we adjust to a new normal,” concludes Mr Hughes.

Ready to stock your shelves with proven top sellers in this unpredictable time? Head to our online store. It’s open 24/7! Not yet registered with us? Register for your wholesale account here. Excerpts from this article have been reproduced from the original article published on Retail World Magazine.

TWO NEW SNACKTIME HEROES HIT THE SHELVES!

What’s better than a peanut butter cup you might ask?

How about TWO all natural, healthy peanut butter cups that cater to a variety of different dietary needs and still taste amazing?!

Say ‘Hello’ to HeroCup!

Consumers are following a whole spectrum of different diets but most diets have a few things in common – eat more natural plant-based foods and cut down on sugar.

HeroCup have listened to your customers’ pleas and created two delicious alternatives to a popular treat time snack.

So now you can be the hero and rescue your hungry customers from their 3pm cravings with a better-for-you indulgence that’s packed with superhero ingredients!

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Your customers can choose from the KETO Peanut Butter Cup which is 70% dark chocolate, vegan and sweetened only with erythritol and stevia (2g net carbs per cup)!

Or the VEGAN Peanut Butter Cup made with 50% dark chocolate and naturally sweetened with coconut sugar.

Both are delicious, gluten-free, plant-based, come in two per pack (one for now, one for later!), and made without any artificial ingredients, additives, fillers or preservatives. So the biggest hurdle for your customer is simply deciding which one to try first!

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Crafted from scratch with single-origin, fair-trade cacao beans and a few simple, organic ingredients, HeroCup Peanut Butter Cups are the better-for-you, socially responsible alternative that saves snack time!

Plus, they retail at only $3.95 per pack, making them an irresistible alternative to regular confectionary and an absolute must-have for your on-trend grab n’ go offering.

Order your stock via our online store today, or call our friendly sales team via 1800 787 904. If you haven’t created an account with us yet, you can register here.