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.

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

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.

PRODUCT RECALL: PROTEIN SUPPLIES AUSTRALIA

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
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Voluntary Withdrawal – My Magic Mud Bioplastic Toothbrush

Due to My Magic Muds uncompromising commitment to producing the highest quality products, they have decided to voluntarily withdrawal the Earth-Friendly Bioplastic Toothbrush (MM52), until they strengthen their manufacturing solution with bioplastics and charcoal infused bristles.

My Magic Mud have determined that a small percentage of Bioplastic Toothbrushes, have a loosening of the bristles, when they are exposed to
hot water and vigorous brushing.

They apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and are working diligently to rectify this issue.

The Bamboo Toothbrushes (MM51) are completely unaffected by this withdrawal.
After detailed examination and testing, the Bamboo Toothbrushes bristles are perfectly intact and of the highest quality on the market.

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