THE POWER OF THE BRAGG BRAND

Bragg Live Food Products is one of the oldest and most trusted health and wellness brands and the world’s top producer of apple cider vinegar (ACV). 

Founded in 1912 by renowned health advocate Paul Bragg as a way to provide products to help people live more vibrantly, the Bragg company has consistently provided products that reflect a commitment to supporting a simpler path to healthier living. 

For decades, Paul, and his daughter-in-law, Patricia, have been promoting the benefits of apple cider vinegar and their broad portfolio of other health-focused food and dietary products including seasonings, dressings, olive oil and ready-to-drink beverages. 

There’s a century of time-tested wellness benefits inside every Bragg product. Authentic “real food” formulas they’ve perfected to help your customers transform their lives, one day at a time.

BRAGG APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – A WORLD MARKET LEADER

An authentic and storied brand, Bragg has a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space.

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is the most well-known product in the range and an institution in itself. For many people, Bragg is the only choice when it comes to selecting ACV.

Most Bragg users express unwavering loyalty. If Bragg isn’t on your shelf, 59% of shoppers will leave and purchase elsewhere, rather than buy another brand. Plus, sales for Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar are greater than all other brands combined (including all private labels).*

For years, the company has been enjoying a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products.

It’s the obvious choice for ACV and the range is a must-have for your pantry aisle.

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KATY PERRY JOINS BRAGG

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

WHAT’S NEXT FOR BRAGG?

The Bragg brand was acquired by investors mid last year with the focus to drive growth and expand the reach of this trusted health and wellness brand.

With the new investors in her company injecting a modern flair, Patricia Bragg, 90, said she hopes her products will “reach millions more people worldwide.”

New CEO, Linda Boardman says she is optimistic about the future of Bragg, which she says will forge forward using:

  • Consumer education
  • Retailer education
  • Product innovation

So keep an eye out for innovative new products, engaging consumer-focused campaigns, retailer support and updated packaging through Unique in the near future!

Bragg is definitely a big deal now….but you’ll be foolish not to establish yourself as a Bragg retailer now once you see what they have coming soon!

If you’d like to become a stockist of this iconic brand, make sure you create a wholesale account with us here. If you are already a retailer with us, simply order your stock via our online store anytime.

*Source: Bragg ACV Attitudes & Usage, Aug 2019, xAOC Latest 52 Wks – W/E 01/25/20

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.

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!

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.

TRENDING IN 2020: CAULIFLOWER

Riced, powdered, blended, roasted as a ‘steak’ or completely transformed into a vegan-friendly creamy sauce, grain-free pasta or crispy pizza base. Is there anything the humble cauliflower can’t do?! 

It seems that one of the most detested veggies of our childhoods has managed to sneak its way into practically everything and today’s health-conscious consumers’ are obsessed. 

INDUSTRY GROWTH

According to Nielsen data, packaged cauliflower products have grown by 71% over the past year. Sales of packaged cauliflower “rice,” zucchini noodles and other vegetable-based replacements for pasta and other simple carbs reached $47 million this year, with sales of cauliflower substitutes in particular doubling over the past year to $17 million.

Consumers are turning to cauliflower because of its low carbohydrate nutrient profile, mild flavour and versatility. Cauliflower-containing recipes have spread like crazy across social media, appearing in everything from muffins and cakes to gnocchi, pizza and “Mac N’ Cheese” inspired casseroles!

CONSUMERS LOVE CAULIFLOWER

Experts are attributing the rise in cauli-love to a broader increased interest in low carb, keto and paleo diets. As well as an increased awareness about the health benefits of vegetables and desire to eat more of them, especially those following flexitarian, vegan, gluten-free and plant-based diets. 

Clever manufacturers are capitalising on the popularity and adding the element of convenience for a winning combination that pleases a wide range of consumers. 

The increased innovation in packaged cauliflower products also provides exciting new options for parents in the never-ending battle to get their kids to eat more vegetables!

CAULIFLOWER  – A GAME-CHANGING SNACK

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Right on trend, Keto Naturals have a range of Crispy Cauli Bites that are keto and paleo friendly, gluten free and vegan. They’re non-GMO, have 5g net carbs and come in 8-pack, shelf-ready CDUs. Flavours include:

  • Barbecue
  • Garlic & Herb
  • Sea Salted

Each pack contains a full head of cauliflower and is slow cooked using a simple list of clean ingredients without any fillers or artificial flavours.

KETO NATURALS ALSO MAKE COOKIES!

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The innovative snacks from Keto Naturals provide convenience and choice. Not only do they offer cauliflower bites, but they cater to keto sweet tooths with sweet, low-carb, keto-friendly Cookies in Buttery Coconut and Vanilla too! There’s no cauliflower in the cookies but they’re made with a super simple ingredient list and based on coconut for an MCT oil hit that’s deliciously crunchy. If your customers love toasted coconut, they’ll love these crunchy, bite-sized cookies! 

Exclusive to Unique, Keto Naturals are available to order wholesale via our online store or by giving our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. Not yet registered with us? You can sign up here

SUPERFOOD CREAMER SHAKES UP GLOBAL COFFEE INDUSTRY (PLUS RECIPES)

Coffee creamer is used in countries all around the world as a convenient substitute for milk. It has a longer shelf life than milk, comes in liquid and powered forms and can be added to tea, coffee and chocolate drinks.

What are the ingredients in Creamer?

Typically, a creamer combines refined sugar syrups, additives, flavours, vegetable oils and sodium caseinate (a milk protein derived from casein). Coffee creamer can also contain trans fats to increase the stabilisation of the product. Trans fats are known to contribute to health issues such as high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and increased risk of heart disease.

Superfood Creamer

In stark contrast, Laird Superfood Creamers are crafted from the highest quality all-natural whole food ingredients. Their entire range is sustainably sourced and thoroughly tested to ensure only the cleanest, finest products are created.

It’s the value-added, non-dairy creamer that, according to SPINS data, is the fastest growing brand in natural and speciality channels in the US!

Co-founder, Laird Hamilton is an American big-wave surfer, co-inventor of tow-in surfing, and world renowned “waterman”. He has appeared in a variety of movies and was recently interviewed by Joe Rogan for the Joe Rogan Experience, one of the world’s most popular podcasts.

Laird created Laird Superfood Creamer out of his personal desire to enhance his daily coffee and keep himself energised for longer when out in the water.

“At Laird Superfood, we think of our clean-ingredient products as fuel. With the right fuel, you can accomplish anything” says Laird.

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Laird Superfood Creamer Ingredients

So what makes Laird Superfood Creamer so superior? It all comes down to the clever blend of quality ingredients. The Original blend combines coconut milk powder, organic coconut sugar, Aquamin™ (a mineral rich algae) and organic extra virgin coconut oil for a simplistic, clean alternative.

The other blends in the range have added superfoods such as Turmeric and Cacao and there is also an Unsweetened variety for a low-carb, keto-friendly creamer option!

The full range is:

  • Plant-Based
  • Gluten Free
  • Soy Free
  • Non-GMO
  • All-Natural
  • Shelf Stable

They contain:

  • A full range of Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) 
  • No Artificial Flavours, Colours, or Additives
  • No Highly-Refined Sugars
  • No Refrigeration Needed

The Rise of Healthier Creamers

Technavio’s analysts have predicted that the entire coffee creamer market will register a CAGR of over 5% by 2023.

The convenience of creamers is the key factor driving their use in general, but “the rising demand for vegan coffee creamers is one of the key factors that will trigger the growth of the global coffee creamer market.”

The general preference for more natural and organic products is also predicted to support this growth.

How To Use Superfood Creamer – Recipes

Using creamer is easy! It’s as simple as adding it to your favourite hot beverage.

For Laird Superfood Creamer, simply add a heaped teaspoon to the beverage and shake, blend or froth into a deliciously smooth coffee supercharged with MCTs and superfoods.

SUPERFOOD LATTE

SUPERFOOD COFFEE BLENDED

SUPER SPEEDY VEGAN GOLDEN MILK 

AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE: RXBAR – THE FASTEST GROWING BAR BRAND IN THE US IS HERE!

Distributed exclusively through Unique Health Products, RXBAR® is a wholesome snack brand with products made from a few simple ingredients and no B.S.

It’s the protein bar that has been disrupting the industry overseas for years and is recognised as the fastest growing bar brand in the US – and now it’s finally here in Australia!

WHY RXBAR?

RXBAR was born in the world of CrossFit, where good nutrition is key to success and achieving your goals. In CrossFit terms, RX means performing a workout exactly as prescribed – a high standard. The team at RXBAR don’t cut corners and set high standards for themselves. That’s why they’re RXBAR.

They take an honest and straightforward approach to their foods – no overblown claims, certifications or gimmicks. These simple foundations have built them an engaged, loyal fan base 477k+ strong on social media with raving customers all around the world!

What is an RXBAR?

RXBARs are protein bars made with a few simple ingredients that are perfect for breakfast on the go, as protein-packed snack bars, or as a pre/post-workout fuel.

Each delicious bar packs 12g of protein and 5g of fibre in just under 220 calories.

With RXBAR, what you see is what you eat.

Egg whites for protein. Dates to bind. Nuts for texture.

The core ingredients are all there for a reason.

No free rides. No fillers. Just real food that tastes good and is good for you. No B.S.

Each bar has:

  • 8 ingredients or less
  • 12g protein
  • 4-5g fiber

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AUSTRALIAN FLAVOURS

We’ve managed to secure a selection of the hottest flavours from the RXBAR range including top-selling Chocolate Sea Salt!

The delicious flavours are:

  • Peanut Butter Chocolate
  • Blueberry
  • Chocolate Sea Salt
  • Coconut Chocolate
  • Lemon
  • Peanut Butter

UNRIVALLED TEXTURE AND TASTE

The impressively concise ingredient list of each RXBAR is matched by it’s distinct, chewy texture. The base of the bar is blended harmoniously with accents of whole nuts and other ingredients, dependent on the individual flavour.

This unparalleled combination of chewy base with bursts of crunch from nuts results in exciting texture pops that highlight the natural, wholesomeness of the bar, all while providing maximum flavour and nutrition.

It’s the must-have bar for 2020 that ticks all the on-trend healthy snack boxes AND has an enticing RRP of $3.95 that’s sure to convert!

Order your RXBAR collection today via our online store. It’s open 24/7!

Not yet registered with us? Don’t miss out on first-to-market sales, register today!

Have further questions or would like to place an order direct with one of our friendly sales team members? Give us a call on 1800 787 904!

THE BANANA CHIP TREND – GUT FRIENDLY, SAVOURY SNACKS WITH A POTATO CHIP TASTE!

Savoury snacks are the emerging fast food category in the global market and banana chips are offering the top performing products a run for their money.

According to MarketWatch, the global market for savoury snacks was valued at $140 billion AUD in 2016 and is expected to reach $203.7 billion AUD by 2023 at a CAGR of 7.20%. 

Asia-Pacific is the fastest growing market, largely driven by changing lifestyles and food consumption habits, the rise in disposable incomes and increasing food convenience.

Various products within the category include potato chips, extruded snacks, nuts, and seeds, traditional snacks, popcorn, and pretzels. 

Potato chips are highest in demand, however, market capturing opportunities include the rising popularity of innovative products with different types of flavours and organic based savoury products. 

SAVOURY BANANA CHIPS

Capitalising on low customer loyalty, high shifting habits and consumer demand for innovation in this market, savoury banana chips are beginning to tempt consumer taste buds with a ‘better-for-you’ alternative to regular potato chips. 

What is a savoury banana chip?

The sweet, thick cut varieties may first come to mind, and while some types bear a little resemblance to these, the savoury versions are made from unripe bananas and coated in mouthwatering herbs, spices and natural flavours to cater to consumer demand for more grain free, savoury snacks. And they’re proving very popular! 

According to SPINS Data, Bubba’s Fine Foods ‘Nana Chips have seen 240+% growth in only 7 months at Whole Foods Market and a total of 470% product sales increase in the past year! 

BUBBA’S FINE FOODS ‘NANA CHIPS VS BANANA JOE’S BANANA CHIPS

Here at Unique, we distribute two very different types of banana chips as an alternative offering in this rapidly growing market – Bubba’s Fine Foods and Banana Joe’s

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Bubba’s Fine Foods was founded by Jared Menzel and Jeff Schmidgall, two former addicts of Doritos & Chex Mix, who switched to Paleo diets to manage their Diabetes & Crohn’s disease.

After a few years of eating grain-free, Jared and Jeff missed the crunchy snacks of their youth. The market didn’t have a solution, so they made it themselves.

The green, low-sugar bananas are kettle cooked and seasoned with real spices and seasonings so they taste like potato chips and satisfy salty snack cravings. Schmidgall, Bubba’s CEO says, “We’re going to get you your naughty taste, but we’re going to do it with really nice ingredients.”

Bubba’s Fine Foods – Key Selling Points

  • Thick cut
  • Loaded with flavour
  • Great grab ‘n go snack pack
  • A natural prebiotic for gut health
  • Vegan 
  • Paleo
  • Grain free
  • Gluten free
  • All natural
  • Non-GMO
  • Cooked in coconut oil
  • No added sugar
  • No soy
  • No dairy

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Banana Joe’s Banana Chips are made with sustainably grown green Hom Thong bananas that are finely sliced and seasoned before cooking and tossed with probiotics, offering a first-to-market synbiotic chip with pre- and probiotic benefits for gut health. 

Co-founders, Joe Vachiravich Sirichokvanich and Nat Meechubot are longtime friends who love to eat great food. Nat said “we decided that functional snacks were not so abundant on the market, nor did they offer the same taste as regular snacks—hence, a huge compromise.” So they took it upon themselves to source the finest ingredients and utilise the latest in innovative technology to fill the gap.

The bananas are picked fresh and packed on the same day for extra freshness and 10% of profits go towards small scale farmers in support of organic, sustainable, fair-trade agriculture. 

Banana Joe’s – Key Selling Points

  • Thin & Crispy hand-cut wafer-like slices
  • 1 billion probiotic cultures per pack
  • Full of flavour
  • All natural
  • Cooked in rice bran oil
  • No preservatives 
  • Non-GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free

Offer your customers a gut-friendly, on-trend alternative and order your banana chips via our online store or give our friendly sales team a call – 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet registered an account with us, you can do so here.