They’re influencing the purchasing behaviours of all consumers and forcing businesses to develop new strategies to stay relevant. So who are they and how can your business give them what they want? It’s time to get to know the next generation of shoppers…


Nicknamed as the first generation of ‘true digital natives’, members of Gen Z have been exposed to the internet, social networks and mobile systems from youth. 

Born between roughly 1995 to 2010, this generation is hypercognitive and very comfortable with cross-referencing across multiple sources of information. 

They effortlessly integrate virtual and offline experiences and are far more pragmatic and analytical than previous generations when it comes to decision making.

Gen Z possesses a sophisticated filter that comes from growing up surrounded by a deluge of information. So you’ll only have a few seconds to convince them that your ad, blog post, etc is worth their time. But once you have their attention and approval, their word of mouth support is worth its weight in gold. 



This year, Gen Z is expected to account for 40% of all customers. They are quite literally becoming the most influential consumer group out there. 

One expert says “Generation Z is one of the most powerful consumer forces in the market today. Their buying power is $44 billion and expands to $600 billion when considering the influence they have on their parents’ spending.”

It’s essential to connect with Gen Z because for the first time ever, young people are defining what’s cool, not just for other young people, but for everyone else too.

63% of Gen Zers consider friend recommendations as their most trusted source for learning about products and brands. 



In general, they place a high value on individual identity, reject stereotypes, and want to align themselves with a variety of causes and interest-based communities. 

They buy as a means of self-expression and prefer consumption as: access rather than possession ie. Netflix vs DVDs; an expression of individuality, and as a matter of ethical concern. 

In order to reach Gen Z, your business must rethink how to deliver value, be inclusive, rebalance mass production with personalisation and practice what you preach. Authenticity, connection and community are key! 

Engaging Gen Z: Consider creating platforms of products, services and experiences that connect customers around brands both online and in person. An omnichannel marketing strategy is imperative because for consumers who are always and everywhere online, the online–offline boundary doesn’t exist. 

Gen Z are forcing companies to think bigger, do better and value-add on a human rights level. They crave connection, demand inclusivity and expect more from brands. And it’s up to us to rise to the challenge. Are you ready for the next generation?


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).

Today, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar is used in many health tonics, recipes, and drinks. To celebrate the versatility of Bragg ACV we’re showcasing your favourite recipes!

Do you have a favourite Bragg ACV recipe or drink you’d like to share? We’d love to feature it!

Send your recipes and photos to news@uhp.com.au, or tag @unique_health_products on Instagram and use #ThisIsHowYouBragg and #BraggAU.


This refreshing guilt-free drink is perfect in the evenings after a long day at work or relaxing with a good book on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

1 Tbsp Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tbsp maple syrup

Freshly sliced lemon

Soda water


Add Apple Cider Vinegar into a tall glass, stir in maple syrup. Add ice, top with soda water and fresh lime.

Submitted by our WA Sales Rep Sharon Glasson


A refreshing tonic packed with benefits. Best served chilled.

1 cup water

1-2 tsp of ACV

1 shot fresh turmeric juice (or 1 tsp dried turmeric)

1 tsp lime juice


Combine ingredients in a glass. Serve as is, or chilled for a refreshing tonic!

Bragg Website


¼ cup Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tbsp Dijon mustard

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 tbsp raw honey (or maple syrup) for sweetness


Combine all ingredients into a glass jar and shake well until combined. For best results, chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving. Can be store in an air-tight jar in the fridge.


Perfect for adding to pizzas, or top your avocado on toast with feta, cherry tomatoes and caramelised onions!

3 red onions, finely sliced

2 tbsp honey

2 tbsp Bragg ACV

2 Bay leaves


Heat oil in a large pot over a low heat. Add the onions and cook slowly over a low heat, stirring occasionally.

When the onions are soft, add honey, ACV, bay leaves and a pinch of salt. Cook over a low heat for 5-10 minutes, until sticky and caramelised.

Use immediately, or allow to cool and store in an air-tight jar in the fridge.

Submitted by our Digital Manager Josh Bouwman

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.


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


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.  


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.


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


From the makers of Jack N’ Jill and NFCo. comes Planet Luxe – an eco-friendly range of household cleaning and personal care items.

Planet Luxe says “cleaning our home is supposed to be about maintaining a healthy haven, yet many common household cleaning products contain nasty chemicals that can be hazardous to us, our family and the environment. Products that we slather all over our bodies can also contain ingredients that cause skin sensitivity, rashes, and dermatitis.

Not only are our products made with thought and consideration for the environment but the luxurious formulations bring more enjoyment and sensual pleasure to somewhat tedious everyday tasks – not many of us love cleaning!! Using products that smell heavenly, with pure and safe ingredients, in great looking, functional packaging makes the cleaning process much nicer.”

Planet Luxe combines natural botanical blends of organic herbs, plant extracts and pure essential oils that provide a divine sensory experience and are vegan friendly, biodegradable and greywater safe. 


The luxurious, well-designed and stylishly packaged collection is the upgrade to cleaning essentials your customers have been looking for! The household range includes kitchen, bathroom and laundry cleaning products in a variety of heavenly scents.

Products include:

  • Laundry Liquid – Lemon Myrtle Blend
  • Floor Cleaner – Rose Geranium Blend
  • Toilet Cleaner – Eucalyptus Blend
  • Glass Cleaner – Bergamot Blend
  • House Cleaner – Lemon Myrtle Blend
  • Dish Wash – Lemon Myrtle Blend
  • Freshen Up Spray – Lavender Blend
  • Cleaning Cloth – Black, 2 pack


Planet Luxe not only have an eco-friendly range of household cleaning items, but they also meet the needs for eco-luxe personal care. 

The stylish packaging looks great on the shelf, is ideal for gifting and is designed to be proudly displayed in the home.

The bottles are made from BPA-free PET plastic.  PET is lightweight, resealable, shatter-resistant and recyclable in your council recycling bin. 

Products include:

  • Hand Wash – Vanilla or Lemon Myrtle Blends
  • Body Wash – Lemon Myrtle Blend
  • Hand Balm – Lemon Myrtle, Orange Pearl or Vanilla Blends
  • Natural Artisan Crafted Soaps – Lemon Myrtle, Rose Petal or Black Anise

The beautifully-scented blends are all natural with organic ingredients, pure essential oils and plant extracts. They’re free from parabens, sulphates, silicones, synthetic fragrances or dyes. Plus they’re vegan friendly and cruelty free!

“Planet Luxe is about doing better. For you. For your family. For the environment.”

Looking to add a luxe element to your personal care and household cleaning aisles? Planet Luxe is your answer! Order stock via our online store here or give our friendly sales team a call 1800 787 904! Not yet registered with us? You can sign up for a wholesale account here.


The Gluten Free Food Co. is conducting a recall of the below products:

  • THE GLUTEN FREE FOOD CO. Mac N Cheez Original Cheez 200g (GF41) – Best Before 17/10/20, 19/12/20, 18/12/20
  • THE GLUTEN FREE FOOD CO. Mac N Cheez Cheez N Chive 200g (GF42) – Best Before 17/10/20, 19/12/20, 18/12/20


The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (milk)

Food safety hazard: 

Any consumers who have a milk allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed.

What to do: 

Please remove stock from shelves and sale and contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange a credit. FREECALL: 1800 787 904 or EMAL: stock.credits@uhp.com.au

Please refer to the Product Recall Notice for further details or you can contact Unique Health Products on FREECALL: 1800 787 904

Snackification. The Changing Face of Australian Mealtimes

Consumers’ eating patterns have undergone fundamental changes. Instead of a traditional format of three meals at predetermined times each day, many consumers are moving towards a much more flexible pattern of snacking and grazing, eating at any time that is convenient.

Say hello to the health-conscious snackification movement!

While eating styles remain very strongly influenced by tradition and culture, millennials, in particular, are impacting the selection and production of healthier snacks in a colossal way!

According to Welch’s Global Ingredients Group, each week 92% of millennials eat a snack instead of breakfast, lunch or dinner at least once, and 50% of them replace approximately four of their meals with a snack.

Originally, it was all about convenience food in general. Consumers demanded quick and easy food and drink to support their chaotically-busy lives. Fast-forward some years, and the interest in health and nutrition has spun the convenience industry on its head. Convenient food options no longer need to simply taste good, they need to serve a nutritional purpose as well.

Snacks are no longer filling gaps between more wholesome meals. They are becoming the replacement to those meals.

But there are no hard and fast rules for snackification. The same food may be an in-between meal snack one day, a lunch the next and an afternoon treat another day.

In essence, the definition of what a snack is has changed. Previously conjuring up images of junk food and treats, the snack landscape is rapidly changing and includes wholesome meal replacements, single serve mini meals, healthy snack bars, and heat & eat options, both savoury and sweet.

Knowing what drives a consumer to pick up one snack over another is vital to staying competitive in the $374 billion worldwide snacking industry.

Taste, nutrition and convenience are the three most important factors in choosing a snack. With this in mind, we’re seeing an industry-wide conscious effort to reduce sugar content; an increase in functional ingredients such as turmeric, hemp and ginger; lower carbohydrate options; plant-based mini meals, protein-packed snacks and items designed to support a healthy gut.

Make sure you’re making the most of the snackification trend by stocking up on these top-selling snacks:

  • CLIF Bar – The CLIF Bar range is plant-based, on-trend and made with organic ingredients, making it the perfect grab n’ go energy bar.
  • Upton‘s Real Meal Kits – Ready in one minute, Upton’s Real Meal Kits are vegan friendly, and made with real, recognisable ingredients and available in a range of classic meals.
  • East Bali Cashews – This sustainable, fairtrade company produces a range of mouthwatering, plant-based delights in attractive packing with a great price point!
  • GoMacro Macrobars – These wholesome bars provide nutritional benefit without any additives or preservatives, are 100% plant-based, and come in a range of delicious flavours!
  • Botanika Blends – From their range of deliciously flavoured Plant Proteins to new high-protein, probiotic porridge range, Botanika Blends has meal-time convenience covered.
  • Noble Jerky Vegan Jerky – These grab n’ go snacks are made from premium marinated and seasoned tempeh for an all natural, non-GMO, high plant protein snack!
  • Forbidden Brekky Rice – Nutritious and delicious, Brekky Rice is a quick and easy on the go breakfast option.

Simply order online anytime! You can view our entire range of snack items by selecting ‘Snacks’ in the categories menu.

Not yet registered with us? Sign up here!


References: Euromonitor International, 2016, Welch’s Global Ingredients Group research, 2017.

Safety is at the heart of what we do


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.


Protein Supplies Australia Lactose Free Milk Powder Lot # 8116766122

Best Before Date: 29/12/2019 to see the attached FOOD RECALL statement.

The supplier of the raw materials for this product have issued a product recall, this is due to the possibility that the product is contaminated with fine metal fibres from the production equipment used in the processing which may of been damaged/faulty.

Display THIS SIGN: near your register for one month

Please remove stock and contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange returns and credits
Email: Stock.Credits@uhp.com.au

If you have an questions please call 1800 787 904 or email stock.credits@uhp.com.au

ACURE – Clarifying Acne Glycolic And Zinc Towelettes |Voluntary Withdrawal

Notice of Voluntary Withdrawal

In line with Acure Organics commitment to quality, we would like to voluntarily withdraw the Acure Clarifying Acne Glycolic & Zinc Towelettes from sale.

• Lot Code C27 ONLY
• Unique Code AR101

This recall is being initiated due to the discovery of an out of specification result detected during a routine water quality testing at the manufacturing facility, therefore not meeting our exceptionally high standards of quality.

What to do:
Remove and dispose of stock. Fill out and complete destruction certificate: HERE

Please contact Unique’s Stock Credit Department to arrange returns and credits
Email: Stock.Credits@uhp.com.au