THERE’S MORE TO BRAGG ABOUT THAN AWARD-WINNING VINEGAR…

Bragg is a world-renowned health brand with award-winning products, a celebrity cult following and international household name status. Whenever Bragg is mentioned, it’s common for most people to note their Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). But their ACV is only the beginning of this powerhouse brand’s portfolio….

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Nutritional Yeast and Seasoning Sprinkle

Nutritional Yeast is a vegan food product with a cheesy, nutty flavour. It’s a great source of protein, B vitamins and trace minerals and can be used in a variety of ways including:

  • Sprinkled over pasta
  • Stirred into soups
  • As a ‘cheese’ flavour in sauces
  • A thickener for soups and sauces
  • Sprinkled over popcorn
  • Added to dips and condiments
  • Added to pet food for extra nutrients

The Organic Seasoning Sprinkle contains a blend of 24 all-natural herbs and spices including Bragg’s apple cider vinegar, specially crafted to enhance the flavour of your customers’ favourite recipes, meals and snacks. It is also salt free, making it a great flavour enhancer for those with sodium-restricted diets!

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Organic Olive Oil, Coconut Liquid Aminos and Vinaigrette

Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is imported from Greece and made with Greek Koroneiki olives. The unfiltered and unrefined oil exceeds the stringent quality standards set by the International Olive Council and is rich in health-supporting monounsaturated fats.

The Organic Coconut Liquid Aminos are ‘better than soy sauce!’ Free from gluten, GMOs, alcohol and colours, this flavour-enhancing concentrate provides 16 essential amino acids that come from certified non-GMO soybeans. There is no table salt added.

The Organic Vinaigrette is the perfect pairing for salads, veggies, stir fry dishes and marinating proteins. It combines the wellness benefits of their famous ACV, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil and coconut aminos, enhanced with a zesty kick of organic garlic and honey.

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Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks

Functional drinks are in hot demand! As the weather heats up, give your customers a refreshing, gut-friendly drink option with Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks. Made with certified organic and non-GMO ingredients, the delicious drinks contain all the benefits of Bragg ACV, including ‘the mother’.

Flavours include:

  • Grape & Acai
  • ACV & Honey
  • Ginger Spice
  • Pomegranate and Goji
  • Limeade

Unique is the exclusive Australian distributor of Bragg Live Food products. The entire range can be ordered online here anytime, or simply give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. If you haven’t yet created a wholesale account with us, you can register for one here.

MEALS IN MINUTES – THE SHELVES THAT SELL!

Long gone are the days when frozen TV dinners were the only quick and effortless meal option. Today’s hunger for better-for-you convenience has seen a plethora of healthy ready meals and staples hit the shelves and demand is only on the rise! 

The ready meals market is predicted to be worth $42.6 billion AUD by 2023!

On-trend Meal Kits

In the first quarter of 2020, Australians have already consumed 13.5kg per capita of ready meals! Spoil your customers for choice with plant-based meal kits, vegan ready meals and multipurpose meat alternatives so similar they’ll hardly notice the meat is missing! Upton’s Naturals are ready in minutes and Plantasy Foods Mac ‘N Cheez just needs water! Healthy convenience has never been easier or tasted so good. 

Quick Comfort Noodles and Pasta

The Australian pasta and noodle market is currently worth $5.83 million AUD and has 2.4% YOY growth. PBCo. and The Whole Foodies cater to low-carb, Difatti authentic gnocchi is gluten-free, and Nutritionist Choice has healthy instant noodles! No matter what diet your customers are following, we’ve got a quick and easy solution to suit their needs. 

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Spices and Sauce

8 out of 10 millennials say the quality of food influences their purchasing decision and 68% are willing to pay more. When it comes to pantry staples, high-quality spices and sauces can be transformational to dishes! Delight your customers by serving up a spread of top quality organic, filler-free and all-natural basics such as Sol Ghee, Mingle and Bragg

SHOP THE SHELVES

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CELEBRITIES CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THIS BRAND!

Bragg Live Foods is an authentic and storied brand with a highly loyal, multi-generational following in the health and wellness space! The company enjoys a dominant position in the high-growth apple cider vinegar category globally and a long and successful history with its range of healthy products. 

So much so, that fans of their Apple Cider Vinegar include a high-profile celebrity consumer base and global health and wellness enthusiasts including:

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Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett has been quoted saying she uses ACV for her glowing skin! “If your skin is problematic or you’re having a lot of breakouts, it’s really healing,” she tells Elle UK. “It’s a little bit stinky but if you’re not sleeping over at your boyfriend’s it’s really effective!”

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Miranda Kerr

Supermodel Miranda Kerr is well known in the health, wellness and beauty space. So what’s her go-to salad?

 “I always make a big salad with finely chopped fennel, cucumber, feta cheese, baby spinach, avocado, olive oils, and a dressing of macadamia oil, apple cider vinegar, and Bragg’s Amino Acids,” Kerr tells Vogue.

Hilary Duff

Younger actress, Hilary Duff says her morning routine always includes a shot of ACV. “I’ll just shoot it straight in the morning,” she says. “People think it’s gross, but I kind of like the taste.”

Kate Walsh

Actress Kate Walsh divulges her health and wellbeing tricks to HuffPost including how apple cider vinegar is part of her go-to morning routine.  “Sleep is hugely important. I know it’s not very sexy but I sleep like a bear in winter. I also drink a ton of water, usually with apple cider vinegar and some lemon.”

Victoria Beckham

Victoria shared on her Instagram that each morning before having her breakfast, she starts her day with apple cider vinegar. “Be brave! Two tbsp first thing on an empty tummy!” she revealed.

Jennifer Aniston

In a candid interview for Harpers Bazaar, Jennifer Aniston declared apple cider vinegar as part of her supplement regime. “Vitamins. Vitamins. Vitamins. I take a lot of vitamins, I’m not going to lie. It changes all the time because someone will say, “Oh, my God, you don’t take activated charcoal?” Then you go down a Googling hole to understand the benefits of that, or turmeric or dandelion for water retention. Now I’m doing apple cider vinegar in the morning.”

Liz Hurley
Actress Liz Hurley tells The Cut that Bragg’s ACV is her morning drink-of-choice. “I often put apple cider vinegar in my hot water,” she says. “It’s good for your metabolism.”

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KATY PERRY AND BRAGG

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

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.”

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To explore the full Bragg range and order your wholesale stock, simply login to our online store or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904. If you dont have an account with us yet, you can register for one here.

SELF-CARE: THE $450 BILLION OPPORTUNITY

The art of self-care has been around for centuries. While the methods may have changed and broadened over the years, the goal of each practice has remained the same – calm the nervous system, feel good and nurture health and wellbeing.  

So many self-care practices that were once considered ‘alternative’ have now infiltrated our daily lives and are widely accepted i.e. yoga and meditation. 

88% of consumers actively practice some form of self-care. 

But thanks to social media and the internet, the self-care industry is a vast space, wide open for individual interpretation and implementation. Even a person’s morning coffee ritual can be considered a form of self-care.

There are more than 25 million posts on Instagram tagged with #selfcare!

Whether it’s a face mask, meditation, breathing technique, home fragrance, diet plan, tea break, bedtime routine or skincare ritual. There’s an option to suit everybody and it’s a retail opportunity, which according to IRi reports, that’s worth a whopping $450 billion! 

MEN’S SELF CARE: Self-care is not only for women either! Allied Market Research projects that the global market for men’s personal care will reach $166 billion by 2022. Skin and body care, in particular, are becoming more socially acceptable thanks to admired celebrities sharing their own routines and innovative marketing campaigns creating discussion.

In order to harness maximum sales growth, brands and retailers must think outside of the traditional, narrowly defined category and take a far broader approach. Taking the time to understand how each retail category can fit within this benefit-based, solution-oriented space is a strategic move that has the potential to totally transform your sales performance.  

Showcase a diverse range of self-care related items instore with some of the Unique team’s top picks: 

Left to right: Wheatbags Love, Amazing Oils, Bach Remedies, Evodia, Lemon Myrtle Fragrances, Harmony’s Ear Candles, Dr Organic Ginseng Men’s range.
Left to right: The Ginger People, Bragg Live Foods, Botanika Blends, Ministry of Tea.
Left to right: Orgaid, Ethique, ACURE, Aztec Secret.

Unique Health Products distributes an extensive range of top-selling, all-natural self-care items nationwide. You can order online 24/7 via our online shop or give one of our friendly sales team members a call on 1800 787 904! If you haven’t registered for a wholesale account, you can do so here.

BRANDS THAT MADE AN IMPACT IN MAY

At Unique Health Products, we’re always proud to see the brands we distribute in the media. 

We stand by every product we stock and love celebrating when our brands have received well deserved praise and recognition from various media platforms. 

Here are some of our most popular products spotted in the media last month. 

WELEDA

Skin Food

Mammamia

“I’ve started using Skin Food on my face at nights and it’s a game-changer for dry winter skin.”

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Apple Cider Vinegar 

Sarah’s Day Instagram Story

Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar spotted in the popular Australian Influencer’s fridge. Sarah has more than 1.1 million followers!

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ACURE

Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub

Buzzfeed

“It really works! In eight days my skin was almost back to normal and it felt clean as can be!”

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ACURE

Radically Rejuvenating Facial Scrub

Yahoo!

“With over 5,300 ratings and 4.4 stars, ACURE’s Radically Rejuvenating Facial Scrub has become a cult-favorite among beauty enthusiasts.”

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BRAGG 

Apple Cider Vinegar

Food Navigator

“Bragg Live Food Products sees apple cider vinegar sales surge… Global sales will climb at a 5.4% compound annual growth rate from 2020 to 2025”. 

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DR ORGANIC

Organic Manuka Honey Face Mask

Marie Claire UK

“I love the smell of honey, but it’s actually a really effective, deep cleansing mask.”

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CLIF BAR

CLIF Bars

Women’s Health

“I am always looking for little things that are easy to bring on-the-go,” she says. “Clif Bars are great when I’m super busy; they are small-but-mighty and fill me up quickly.” – Venus Williams.

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Image from Venus Williams’ Instagram page announcing ambassador role.

ETHIQUE

Beauty Bars

You Beauty

“Brianne started a personal care brand that has more ethical labels than Meryl Streep has Oscars”

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HELLO CUP

Hello Cup

You Beauty

“Best friends and self-titled girl bosses Robyn McLean and Mary Bond founded Hello Cup to help stop the disposal of 45 billion tampons and single-use sanitary pads into landfills each year.”

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Hydro Flask

Hydro Flask Insulated Bottles

The Daily Aztec

“For the average person who is pretty sure they care about the environment, but also not about to go out of their way to do something about it, sustainability is best sold in the form of a trendy product like the Hydro Flask — something cool, desirable and smart.”

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For these great brands and the latest trends in natural health including pantry staples, snacks, grab n’ go meals, beauty, home cleaning and eco-friendly living, register for a wholesale account with us today!

Our product acquisition team screens all our items against strict criteria and standards so that you can rest assured each product has been screened for effectiveness, contains natural and/or organic ingredients, is free from unwanted additives, and in the case of food, is vegetarian or vegan and has a tempting taste to suit a variety of diets!

Already have an account? Great! Head on over to our online store and stock up your shelves. We’ve just dropped a range of new products for June!

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.

The Bragg Family Tree

IT’S THE FAMOUS FAMILY TREE, THE LIQUID GOLD OF OUR INDUSTRY – BRAGG APPLE CIDER VINEGAR.

Paul Bragg and his daughter Patricia have been health pioneers for decades, providing iconic products from a family grown, internationally loved company, Bragg!
While huge celebrities like Katy Perry endorse Bragg which boosts demand, the solid support has always been thanks to the high-quality reputation that Bragg has built over the decades. Bringing back customers again and again is what they do best!

Staying true to providing exceptional health food staples, Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar continues to be our top seller in Australia and a top seller across the world. So, what is it that separates Bragg from other brands?

When asked to tell us a little more about why so many consumers love the brand, Bragg’s team was happy to share it all and even give Bhima our Purchasing Manager and Alyssa our Product Coordinator a tour of the picturesque Bragg farm in California!

So what was it that inspired the development of Bragg products all those decades ago? It was one huge positive that was built from an awful illness. As a young Man Paul Bragg was stricken with tuberculosis, which led him on a path of learning about natural healing. He dedicated his life to health crusading, giving lectures, writing books, and later developing healthy food products, including his famous apple cider vinegar.

Paul originated, named, and opened the first health food store in America.

It wasn’t always smooth, with a very bumpy start in the early days. There was very little education or even interest in nutrition by the average person when Bragg launched. Before TV and the internet, information was obtained by reading, radio or speaking events. The World Wars and rationing were on people’s minds, not nutrition, this was Bragg’s biggest struggle – spreading the word and educating.

Now as nutrition, health and transparency stick in the forefront of consumers’ food concerns and education is as easy as a google search or a scroll on social media, it’s all upward sales for the brand.

Why apple cider vinegar?

Paul C. Bragg came from a farming background and his father taught him that apple cider vinegar gave him the energy, immunity and cleansing needed for the physical demands of working in the fields. The first Bragg Live Foods products included Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, which is still the number one selling product of the brand’s today.

Since launching apple cider vinegar, Bragg continued to provide the world with high quality health food staples including apple cider vinegar drinks, popular liquid aminos, organic coconut liquid amino seasoning, olive oil and more.

The Bragg team explained that Patricia Bragg never wants her name on a product that contains harmful toxins, so you can assure customers that all products are GMO free and crops are sourced from organic growers. At the headquarters in Santa Barbara, the Bragg organic farm is certified organic. They use no pesticides or chemical cleaners and have multiple solar panels providing electricity.

A little more about the Bragg family farm

The Bragg farm sits in a canyon across from the ocean in Goleta, California. It’s a total of 110 picturesque acres and the site for all Bragg offices which are spread out between 3 buildings that surround a beautiful fountain. They also have a shipping and receiving warehouse, as well as a call centre on the farm.

Being at the Bragg farm, is like being in a tranquil paradise, a true reflection of their quality products. The farm is filled with all sorts of fruit trees in a lower and upper orchard and a man-made pond.

The Bragg team shared with us the love that Patricia Bragg has for roses, which explains why the farm is also filled with just about every rose you can imagine. Patrica has also filled it with stunning plaques and pieces of art that she’s collected over the years to beautify every corner you look.

Take a look at the Bragg farm photos here.

How is the famous Bragg apple cider vinegar made?

Fresh apples are used to make Bragg apple cider vinegar. The apples are pressed and the ‘mash’ ferments with the ubiquitous yeast, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, producing alcohol which is then consumed by the bacteria, Acetobacter Aceti, during a second fermentation. Vinegar is the end product of the fermentations and is then aged for 2 to 3 months before bottled and sold as Bragg apple cider vinegar.
A motto Patricia Bragg loves to live by and spread is “You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do!” She doesn’t create products that she doesn’t use herself and isn’t proud to have under the Bragg family tree. She is a living and breathing testament to what the Bragg can do to keep your customers healthy and energetic! Check out the photos of when she visited Unique Health Products.

Discover more about the liquid gold of our industry and the history of Bragg here.

To purchase Bragg products you can easily sign up for a retailer account or if you are already a Unique customer, order online anytime.
Due to the extreme popularity of this brand and the time Bragg need to ensure a quality product, stock is not always guaranteed.

Please contact our friendly customer service team to ensure supply before placing your order.