7 HOT SUPERFOOD DRINKS TRENDING THIS SEASON

THE WEATHER IS COOLING DOWN BUT THESE HOT SUPERFOOD DRINKS WILL BE HEATING UP YOUR SALES THIS SEASON!

From green goodness and golden lattes to supercharged coffee and healthier hot chocolates. We’ve got the goods to keep your customers healthy and warm this Winter.

1. Supercharged Coffee

OILS

When it’s too cold for juices and smoothies, customers are adding superfoods to their coffee cup! This Winter, morning coffees include everything from maca, protein powder, collagen, spices, and fats. One supercharged coffee trend that continues to stay is “Bulletproof” coffee – black coffee with the additions of ghee and MCT coconut oils. The addition of the fats bring a rich creaminess but it’s also said to keep hunger at bay and provide fuel for the brain. These supercharged coffees are particularly popular with those on a ketogenic or lower carbohydrate diet.

What to have in stock:

  • Melrose Ghee and Coconut Oil Blend
  • Melrose MCT Oil
  • SOL Ghee

2. Functional Funghi

FOUR_SIGMATIC

Mushrooms are also an unexpected, earthy addition to coffee and hot chocolate. Brands such as Four Sigmatic have created blends of coffee and hot chocolate with select mushrooms. The different mushrooms are said to offer various health benefits from increased clarity and focus to calming properties for stress relief.

What to have in stock:

  • Four Sigmatic Coffee Mix with Cordyceps & Chaga
  • Four Sigmatic Coffee Mix with Lion’s Mane and Chaga

3. Dessert Teas


YOGI_TEA

Sugar cravings be gone! Dessert-inspired teas make the perfect guilt-free alternative for something sweet. Warm up your customer’s bellies with the sweet-style blends from Yogi Tea that offer all the goodness of a herbal tea enrobed in an indulgent aroma!

What to have in stock:

  • Yogi Tea Vanilla Hazelnut
  • Yogi Tea Soothing Caramel Bedtime
  • Yogi Tea Chai Rooibos

4. Matcha Mixups

MATCHA_MAIDEN

Regular matcha lattes may have been around for a while, but Matcha Maiden’s blends are mixing things up! Support your customer’s immune system or warm up their bellies with a fiery blend that takes the antioxidant-packed regular matcha to a whole other level!

What to have in stock:

  • Matcha Maiden Fly me to the Immune
  • Matcha Maiden Light my Fire
  • Matcha Maiden Organic Matcha

5. Golden LattesGOLDEN_GRIND

Speaking of lattes, turmeric continues to ride the wave of a successful trend with turmeric lattes popping up as the latest staple on cafe menus all over the country. Golden Grind pioneered the space and continue to delight customers with their chilli blend and turmeric hot chocolate with coconut and cacao. Reducing inflammation has never tasted so good!

What to have in stock:

  • Golden Grind Turmeric Latte Blend
  • Golden Grind Turmeric Hot Chocolate

6. Hemp Milk Heaven

HEMP_HEARTS

Step aside almond milk, there’s a new kid on the block, and he’s packed with protein, omega-3s and blends like a dream. For all your DIY-customers, Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds are a must-have. Simply blend with water for a super creamy, nutritious and delicious hemp seed milk that can be added both to smoothies and hot drinks!

What to have in stock:

  • Manitoba Harvest Hemp Seeds

7. Healthier Hot Chocolate

 CACAO

Hot chocolate is usually an indulgent, sugary treat left only for special occasions. But why miss out on the health benefits (and taste) of cacao when you can have it regularly with these healthier options? Delight your customers with these better-for-you hot cacao blends this season. Because life is too short to live without chocolate.

What to have in stock:

  • Amazonia Spiced Cacao
  • Chai Tea Rainbow Spiced Cacao
  • Taka Turmeric Golden Cacao

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Functional Foods – New Products Spring 2017

HEALTH CONSCIOUS CONSUMERS CHOOSE FUNCTIONAL FOODS THAT GO BEYOND BASIC NUTRITION OFFERINGS TO PROMOTE OPTIMUM HEALTH.

Whether it’s wholefoods, fortified foods, enriched or enhanced foods, ensure your customers have the latest and greatest with these new and exciting functional foods!

GOLDEN GUT

Supercharged Food Golden Gut Blend is a tasty combination of top-selling Love Your Gut Powder diatomaceous earth, organic de-bittered turmeric, certified organic cinnamon, ginger and black pepper. Rich in iron and other minerals, customers will love it’s amazing gut health benefits!

TURMERIC CAPSULES

Convenient Turmeric Capsules have been added to the Golden Grind range, complete with Black Pepper for maximum benefits. With turmeric still on-trend this will be a golden seller!

SUPERFOOD MIXTURES

Amazonia Raw have added two superfood liquid blends to their popular, quality, vegan range.
Green Compress is a comprehensive blend of alkaline chlorophyll, trace minerals, organic red algae and aloe vera and designed to help cleanse, restore, balance and assist digestion. Acai Skin Active uses 8 probiotic strains from fermented acai to deliver 12 billion probiotics per serve to help support skin health.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

INTERNAL GRADE CHARCOAL

Introducing Eden Health Foods medicinal-grade Activated Charcoal Powder, made from coconut shell fibre. The ultra-fine powder has been steam activated, increasing its absorption capacity by 3-5 times!

OIL BLENDS

Fair-trade, Niulife, have added 100% coconut derived MCT High Performance and MCT Plus+ Endurance. The MCT range offers a fast and powerful source of energy, cognitive performance and stamina thanks to its ability to rapidly metabolise into ketones.
MCT High Performance is specifically formulated for energy and muscles, while MCT Plus+ Endurance is fortified with Omega 3s which can provide a more sustained energy release over 6 hours! Both formulas are also vegan, paleo, gluten and dairy free.

Hot New Product - October 2017

TRAVEL-SIZE WILD OREGANO OIL

Solutions 4 Health, the only Australian brand with TGA approved Oil of Wild Oregano, now comes in two new convenient travel sizes – a 10mL bottle and 12 capsules. Used for its anti-bacterial properties, customers will love that it’s now even easier to take anywhere!

ACV + MANUKA

Comvita Honeygar Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka Honey combines the nutritional benefits of sun ripened apples and UMF® 5+ Manuka Honey, with added New Zealand forest honey for extra sweetness. Specifically not pasteurised, this unique product retains the highly nutritious “mother”.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

SUPERFOOD MUSHROOMS

Four Sigmatic is bringing mushroom drinks mainstream by incorporating them with ingredients like coffee and cacao – customers simply add the sachets to hot water or mix into smoothies.

The Mushroom Market is expected to experience 8% growth between 2016 and 2020. Source: PR Newswire, 2016.

The highest quality ingredients are used, to create the most potent product on market with each serve containing up to 1500mg of mushrooms. The certified organic mixes are a healthier alternative to coffee with half the caffeine but double the benefits.
There are eight delicious varieties available.

Chaga for immunity
Reishi for relaxation and sleep
Cordyceps for energy and recovery
Lion’s Mane for brain and nervous system

Read more about how mushrooms have made it mainstream here.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

COCONUT LATTES

CocoVelle is the world’s first all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and caffeine-free coconut latte and hot chocolate! Hand-crafted in Melbourne, it contains real powdered coconut milk, organic and unrefined muscovado, coconut blossom sugars and delicate spices. Rich in Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) and with 50% less sugar then other mixes, CocoVelle’s beautiful branding is sure to jump of shelves!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

GOLDEN COCONUT SACHETS

Extend your turmeric range with Taka Turmeric’s 100% organic tea sachets. The new products contain coconut plus carefully selected herbs and spices from around the world that enhance the health benefits of turmeric. The addition of coconut protects turmeric from harsh stomach acids and helps to increase absorption.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

MATCHA WITH A TWIST

Two new drink blends and a healthy convenience mix have been added to the Matcha Maiden range – all of which are vegan, gluten free and on trend!

Fly Me to the Immune combines peppermint, ginger, fennel and dandelion with pure Japanese matcha to cleanse and soothe tummies. Light My Fire is a fiery blend made with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, olive leaf and Siberian ginseng to give customers a big antioxidant boost.

Slice to Meet You is going to be a huge hit with raw-treat lovers! Packed with antioxidants, each packet creates an incredibly nutritious and delicious Choc-Mint Matcha Protein Slice!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

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Body Boostin’ & Soul Soothin’ Seasonal Essentials

GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SALES AND TAP INTO BOTH SIDES OF YOUR CUSTOMERS’ LIVES – ‘THE FRESH, ENERGETIC SIDE OF LIFE’ AND ‘THE COOL, CALM, CONNECTED SIDE’.

Fill up your store with products that will feed your customers body and their soul. These seasonal essentials from favoured, quality brands are a breeze to sell.

BODY BOOSTIN’

GET MOVING

The active and adventurous moments in life need to be fuelled with the right nutrition. Consumers are turning to products that don’t just perform, but are also increasingly interested in natural sports nutrition products that show transparency with their ingredients.

1. CLIF Bar – Over 160% growth in the last year.
2. Nuun – #1 natural electrolyte sports drink tablet.
3. Protein Supplies Australia – Available in grab n’ go or bulk sizes.

Seasonal Essentials

NOURISH

Superfoods and wholefoods help to nourish the body with nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Brands that clearly call these benefits out on their products with clever, eye-catching packaging are sure to capture consumers’ interest.

1. The Whole Foodies – On-trend seaweed and kelp noodles.
2. Power Super Foods – Australia’s leading superfood pantry products.
3. Ancient Harvest – Gluten free, organic, superfood pasta.

Seasonal Essentials

BE WELL

As the cold and flu season approaches, your customers will be seeking products that keep immune systems strong, energy boosted and maintain overall health. Gut health is still an on-trend topic and globally renowned brands are always a trusted winner.

1. Eden Health Foods – Prebiotic and probiotic combination.
2. Comvita – Globally recognised brand.
3. NTS Health – High quality, unique holistic health products.

Seasonal Essentials

SOUL SOOTHIN’

TRENDY TURMERIC

If there’s one trend that’s going to bring bright sales, turmeric’s the one to keep your eyes on and your shelves full of. This golden spice is captivating consumers far and wide. They can’t get enough of it’s soothing, earthy, spiced flavour and numerous health benefits it offers. Read how turmeric is worth it’s weight in gold.

1. Golden Grind – Boldly-marketed, delicious, superfood drink.
2. Alchemy – 100% natural liquid turmeric elixir.
3. Taka Turmeric – Organic turmeric, on-trend drinking powders.

Seasonal Essentials

DESIRED READS

When soothing their soul, your customers may seek answers to their health and wellness questions. Help them by offering books from best-selling, credible influencers to give them all the knowledge they need and some delicious recipes. Guides to wellness are also great entry level products for converting consumers to a healthier lifestyle.

1. The Happy Life – Written by health and wellness influencer Lola Berry.
2. The Healthy Life – Top-selling recipe book from Jessica Sepel.

Seasonal Essential

NUTRITIOUS BAKING

When baked goods taste delicious and are full of nourishing ingredients, you’ve got a winner in the eyes of (it would almost be safe to say all) consumers. Couple this with the current speed scratch trend, and stocking up on easy to make mixes with real, natural, nutritious ingredients seems like a no-brainer.

1. Monica’s Mixes – Gluten free, vegan wholefood mixes.
2. Wholesome Chow – Over 13% bi-annual growth.
3. Bake Mixes – Brightly packaged, organic speed scratch staples.

Seasonal Essentials

What’s ‘speed scratch’?
It’s the on-trend movement where consumers are looking for pre-prepared, convenient mixes to add in healthy ingredients of their own and create fast, healthy, transparent food.

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Turmeric – It’s Worth Its Weight in Gold

TURMERIC HAS BOUNDED BEYOND BEING JUST A SPICE THAT ‘MAKES’ A CURRY, AS THE WORLD CATCHES ONTO ITS SEEMINGLY ENDLESS POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES.

According to google statistics, turmeric’s spotlight is brightening exponentially. Searches increased 56 percent between November 2015 and January 2016.

More and more people are looking into turmeric and are interested in discovering the benefits it offers the body.

The turmeric market is mainly driven by pharmaceutical and food categories with cosmetics following in third. A report conducted by Grand View Research (2016) identified that this humble spice has a big future ahead. The market is expected to witness high growth from 2016 through to 2022.

You can see the growth already happening with the sudden increase in brands that offer products with the golden ingredient – turmeric!

WHY THE GOLDEN SPICE IS TURNING HEADS
The benefits and uses of turmeric go on and on, but there are certain key selling points that are particularly radiating through to consumers. What are they? Thanks to the naturally occurring chemical compound called ‘curcumin’ found in turmeric, the golden spice offers medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

The global curcumin market is expected
to reach USD $94.3 million by 2022,
according to Grand View Research (2016).

Some studies report that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that curcumin holds helps:

– Reduce inflammation and joint pain
– Accelerate wound-healing
– Potentially reduce effects of heart illnesses
– Provide therapeutic effects against certain illnesses
– Provide therapeutic effects for problem skin
– Aid with stomach problems, allergies, diarrhoea, heartburn, flatulence, bloating, liver ailments and more.

You can read more about this here.

WHAT’S PUSHING DEMAND?
Besides the obverse increased transparency of the spice’s benefits, Australians escalating interest in health is driving turmeric’s growth.
People don’t just want the spice; they also want what it symbolises.

With this spice they see transparency, health and a prevention product.

The golden spice perfectly reflects Australian consumers’ desires to be more health conscious, which is part of the growth that the healthy food product category is experiencing.

Euromonitor has estimated that global sales of healthy food products will reach USD$1 trillion in 2017. On top of wanting healthier choices, consumers say they’ll pay more for them.

The Nielsen’s 2015 Global Health & Wellness Survey identified that 88% are willing to pay extra for healthy food products. This is true from Generation Z to
Baby Boomers.

Forbes has clearly outlined this shift in consumers’ eating habits in this article.

With demand clearly identified and growth forecast far into the future, now’s the time to get turmeric into your store. But what brands and products should you stock in your store?

Pure Food Essentials, Alchemy, Golden Grind and Takka Turmeric are four brands that are on-trend, high quality and in-demand. While each of these brands use the golden spice as their hero ingredient, they all have clear unique selling points that also differentiate each from one another.

PURE FOOD ESSENTIALS
Pure Food Essentials supplies certified organic turmeric sourced from the rich, fertile mountains of Northern India. Consumers love the high quality and
generous size.

What they also offer is an oral dietary supplement – Turmeric Plus. The product is formulated as a liquid extract of the spice to enhance absorption of curcumin and allow consumers to more effectively gain its health benefits.

Pure Food Essentials

ALCHEMY
Golden Turmeric Elixir from Alchemy provides a burst of flavour and goodness. The all-natural blend combines turmeric, ginger, black pepper, cinnamon and organic vanilla to create an aromatic, antioxidant filled mixture. It can be added to any milk or mylk to create a healthy drink hot or cold.

Alchemy

GOLDEN GRIND
Trendy – this is the word that best describes Golden Grind. Not only do they fill their golden latte powders with on-trend ingredients, they have excellent marketing and eye-catching packaging which attracts a huge following.

They blend at least 60% of their natural, unmodified turmeric with 5% active curcumin into every packet. This brand is all about innovation, so they’ve gone beyond the classic and also offer a Chilli and Coconut Cacao turmeric golden latte powders.

Golden Grind is completely sugar free, vegan and is made with organic ingredients.

Golden Grind

TAKA TURMERIC
Taka Turmeric have crafted synergistic blends of turmeric, coconut and spices to bring consumers a treasure chest of taste sensations over-flowing with healthy ingredients. They’ve created a golden latte, a golden tea and even a golden smoothie blend.

These instant drinks are free of artificial additives, sweeteners, dairy and caffeine and are made with all natural ingredients, including certified organic Turmeric.

 

Tukka Turmeric

 

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