Glowing Skincare Sales – New Products Spring 2017

THE GLOBAL NATURAL AND ORGANIC BEAUTY MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH AUD$28 BILLION BY 2024, WITH SKINCARE EXPECTED TO BE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE SEGMENT. FROM CHARCOAL TO TURMERIC AND EVEN GOLD, STOCK YOUR SHELVES WITH THE LATEST MUST-HAVES AND BOOST SKINCARE SALES!

GOLDEN BEAUTY TO GO

New Active Gold Perfecting Eye Masks from 24k Goddess are conquering the beauty-to-go trend, creating a cult-like following with luxe branding and global-wide marketing.
Made with 100% natural, quality ingredients like gold nanoparticles, these single-use masks are vegan friendly and available in an eye-catching display. Pop them on your counter or in your beauty aisle for glowing sales!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

CHARCOAL BAR

Made with only five natural ingredients, Charcoal Me Facial Cleansing Bar deeply cleans, gently exfoliates and removes make up in one go.
Customers will love that the bar is vegan friendly and has plastic-free packaging. They can now get the benefits of on-trend activated coconut charcoal daily, without the mess!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TURMERIC FACEMASK

Golden Grind has tapped into the skincare category with their new Dry Turmeric Face Mask. 100% natural and vegan, the mask combines antioxidant-filled turmeric, exfoliating sandalwood, detoxing fullers earth clay, anti-bacterial organic orange and hyaluronic acid. It’s effective for all skin types!
Hot New Products - Spring 2017

VEGAN LIPSTICK

Neek have added two lipstick shades, Kiss Me Kiss Me and Mystify. Both are packaged in eco-friendly materials and made with no synthetic ingredients on a base of jojoba oil, avocado oil and shea butter! The beautiful display stand has also been updated and now features eight lip-luscious shades.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

LOVE MORE MAGNESIUM

LUVIN LIFE Magnesium Flakes are now available in a 2kg size – enough for 10 baths! Stock up and help relax your customers’ tired muscles and soften their skin.

 

MIND & BODY BATH BLENDS

EVODIA Epzen Magnesium Bath Crystals combine the benefits of aromatherapy, mineral soaks and magnesium in a range of delightful bath blends. At just $10.95 RRP, the new varieties include Escape, Indulge or Uplift.

 

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

THREE IN ONE BODY CARE

Everyone offers natural body care made for every day, every budget and every body. Each 3-in-1 product is free from GMOs, synthetic fragrance, cruelty, gluten and made with plant extracts and pure essential oils.

Everyone 3-in-1 Soaps:
1. Shampoo
2. Shower gel
3. Bubble bath

Everyone 3-in-1 Lotions:
1. Face moisturiser
2. Body lotion
3. Hand lotion

Packaged in recyclable bottles, they’ll be as gentle on your customers as they are on the planet.

The 3-in-1 products are a huge favourite from the US, with SPINS recording 29.2% unit growth from July 2016- July 2017. Now available in Australia, expect sales to be strong.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

 

CREAMY WASH + CLEAR SKIN

Dr Organic have launched ten new products, made with popular, effective and on-trend organic ingredients.

The Dr Organic Skin Clear range is a targeted treatment for oily and problem skin and is enriched with natural fruit acids, salicylic acid, organic tea tree and organic grapefruit.

Skin Clear products are 5-in-1 formulas:
• Oil and shine control
• Are anti-blemish
• Reduce pore size
• Enhance clearer skin
• Reduce redness

The Creamy Face Washes are enriched with oils and extracts. Customers can choose which best suits their skin type: Aloe Vera, Moroccan Argan Oil, Rose Otto or Organic Manuka Honey.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

SAFE SUN TAN

Wotnot’s Natural Self-Tan Lotion in Medium Golden, features a blend of organic ingredients including Australian certified organic kakadu plum, camellia oil and aloe vera. It nourishes your customer’s skin, while developing a natural, streak-free and toxin-free tan. For best results, ensure your customers apply the lotion with the new silky Tan Application Mitt.

Plus the new Face Sunscreen protects, brightens, primes and moisturises – all in one. Read more about it here.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

ORGANIC COTTON WIPES

Simply Gentle Organic have used the purest of materials to create the new 3-in-1 Cosmetic Wipes. They are dermatologically tested to allow customers to safely and effectively cleanse, tone and moisturise with one easy wipe. They’ve also added Cotton Cloths to the range. Made with 100% organic and biodegradable cotton, they can be used wet or dry and are perfect for sensitive skin.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if your not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

Everyday Essentials – New Products Spring 2017

EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS THAT ARE ON-TREND, HIGH-QUALITY AND SET FOR STRONG SALES HAVE BEEN ADDED THIS SEASON.

MODERN MENSTRUAL CUP

Lunette Menstrual Cups are made of 100% hypoallergenic medical silicone. They’re an easy-to-use, safe alternative to pads and tampons, with popularity continuing to grow.
Being the only FDA and TGA listed coloured cup range, Lunette is perfect for the modern, active woman!

 

Cupwipe Disinfecting Wipes and a sulphate-free, scented Menstrual Cup Cleanser are also part of the range.

MAGNESIUM DEODORANT

Schmidt’s award-winning deodorant sticks now come in Sensitive Skin Coconut Pineapple, Jasmine Tea and Lavender Tips. All are enhanced with natural magnesium and free from aluminium, propylene glycol, parabens and phthalates.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TALC-FREE BABY

Redmond Clay Baby Powder is talc free and unrefined, perfect for baby’s sensitive skin. Made with only rare, high-desert clay, it contains no chemicals or fragrances so customers won’t have to worry about allergies or irritation.

BUG-GRRR OFF

Australian made, safe and proven effective, BUG-GRRR OFF Natural Insect Repellent Jungle Strength is the natural alternative customers have been waiting for. It contains Hydrolized Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, which is approved by the Centre for Disease Control and the only natural compound scientifically proven to be as effective as DEET.

RECOVERY CREAMS

Ecosoothe is the brand customers will be wanting to help mend and soothe the body. Aloe Vera Gel offers a refreshing and hydrating solution to minor skin irritations and burns, plus it’s certified organic! Arnica Cream, Calendula Cream and Muscle Ease Cream help aches, pains and stressed skin to heal – and all at competitive prices, from just $6.95 RRP!

 

NEW ANDALOU NATURALS

1000 Roses Colour Care for dry, damaged and processed hair, is now available from Andalou Naturals. PhytoCellTec® alpine rose stem cells, rosehip and pomegranate oils combine to condition and shield hair from fading. With a shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and a hair mask available, encourage customers to take home and experience the whole range.

Also available is a new shampoo, conditioner, detangling spray, taming crème and hair mask for defiant, curly and coarse hair. The Exotic Marula Oil range combines fruit stem cell complex and marula oil, to pack in antioxidants, boost hydration, soften and tame hair.

 

FAIR TRADE HAIR + BODY

Alaffia have combined powerful neem, balancing turmeric, odour-neutralising charcoal and protective shea to create an ethical, on-trend deodorant – available in Lemongrass Tea Tree or Mandarin Ginger.

They’ve also added an Ultra-Hydrating Coconut Lime Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Lotion made with fair-trade coconut oil, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.

 

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

TURMERIC ORAL CARE

My Magic Mud have brought Australia another cutting-edge formulation. On-trend turmeric and antioxidant-filled cocoa combine to create Polishing Tooth Powder in Peppermint or Spearmint.

The oral care powder is a first, helping to re-mineralise and polish teeth while soothing gums. If they’re are anything like the original, get ready for some super-fresh sales!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

ANTI-FRIZZ GIOVANNI

Giovanni have extended their Frizz Be Gone range to include Leave-in Conditioner, Hair Balm and Serum. Combining shea butter and almond oil, they’ve create a dual smoothing complex, sure to impress customers with unruly hair.

ACO TOOTHPASTE

Riddells Creek Certified Organic Toothpaste is made in Australia and contains no added fluoride or mineral oil. It’s a suitable range for your vegan customers and offers two varieties – Sensitive and Whitening.

Just $10.95 RRP.

Not New Products - Spring 2017

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if your not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

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

If you’d like to order any of the new products for spring 2017, you can easily add them to your online order here, or if you’re not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

Superhero Snacks – New Products Spring 2017

GET YOUR SALES GOING WAM, BAM, POW WITH THESE HERO BRANDS – PUT THEM ON YOUR COUNTER AND WATCH THEM FLY LIKE THE SPEED OF LIGHT!

SUPERFOODS ASSEMBLE!

Blue Dinosaur have assembled a powerful team of tasty Super Bites! Natural ingredients have collided with superfoods to create a bite-sized snack with mega nutrients. You won’t find any villains here – Super Bites are sugar free, soy free, non-GMO, dairy free, gluten free, vegan and paleo! The , eye-catching packaging with counter display ensures your customers get their ‘target acquired’ and impulse buy, buy, buy!

Not New Products - Spring 2017

HOLY NON-GMO POPCORN!

Made from Australian corn, Pop Fiction Popcorn is full of yummy goodness and no baddies – it’s free from artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or gluten. The fun, bold packaging will have your customers saying WOW, and the large share pack will have them saying MINE.

At a marvellously low RRP of just $3.95, they’ll be ‘up, up and away’ as soon as they hit your shelves!

Flavours include kettle-popped Salty Sweet and air-popped Sea Salted.

Hot New Products Spring 2017

MISSION: GLUTEN FREE SUPER SELLER

26 years ago, on the NSW coast, cookies were being carefully constructed with a gluten-free identity. The mission – to tackle tastebuds with their gluten-free goodness, the outcome – Byron Bay Cookies! Known for their soft, cake-like texture, customers will crack-codes to get their hands on them.

The people-pleasing Dotty, Sticky Date & Ginger, Triple Choc Fudge and White Choc Macadamia Cookies are available in counter-ready displays and ready for sales action!
For those who like to share, gluten-free Cookie Bites are also available.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

NUTRI-PACKED SEAWEED SNACKS

Nutritious GimMe Seaweed Thins have hit the shelves flying! Available in three flavour-packed, gluten-free varieties – Almond Sesame, Sriracha Almond and Toasted Coconut, these certified organic snacks are bursting with health benefits. Each bag is powered with 5g of protein, 6g of fibre + calcium, iron and potassium – and with only 90 calories!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

 

SUPER VALUE KOMBUCHA

Who needs one hero when you can have three! NEW to team Kombucha Max are Coconut & Lime, Tropical Mango and Turmeric Ginger; these on-trend, refreshing drinks are a super value of just $3.95 RRP. Australia’s first shelf-stable, organic kombucha is made with green tea and naturally packed with active enzymes for happy tummies. Give your customers a healthy option in your grab n’ go fridge – stock up and watch sales soar!

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

IT’S CHOCOLATE, IT’S A SUPPLEMENT… NO, IT’S BOTH!

Two worlds collide, as all-natural Peak Chocolate combines delicious dark chocolate with the power of creatine, BCAAs and caffeine! Engineered to accelerate muscle growth and increase energy levels, this high performance pre-workout chocolate is just what your active customers have been dreaming of.

Available in two convenient sizes, Peak Chocolate’s powerful counter display will drive impulse sales.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

 

HONEYCOMB PROTEIN – NO NASTIES!

Hit new levels with this honeycomb taste sensation! After sales expectations were smashed as a limited-edition flavour, Protein Supplies Australia has unleashed Honeycomb as a flavour to stay. With all the bad stuff knocked out (even sugar!), this to-die-for new flavour is available across the top-selling natural WPI and vegan PeaPro ranges – in single serve, 500g, 1kg and 3kg packs.

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

SUGAR FREE TREATS

There are two new heroes in Little Zebra Chocolates sugar-free bar range; introducing refreshing Mandarin and a-bit-of-bite Chilli Dark Chocolate – the dark-side has never looked so tempting! Free from sugar, these tasty treats are sweetened with xylitol which has 40% fewer calories than sugar, it assists in neutralising pH level in the mouth and helps keep blood sugar levels stable.

MINI VEGAN CHOCS

From the world’s largest and tastiest vegan chocolate bar, Vego, comes the equally delicious Vegolino Fine Nougat Pralines. Though small, they have the ability to drop the fussiest chocolate fan to their knees! Who knew that the finest fair trade, organic hazelnut chocolate could cause such chocolately-chaos?!

 

Hot New Products - Spring 2017

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World’s First Performance Chocolate

OFF THE BACK OF MASS MEDIA EXPOSURE ON THE REALITY TELEVISION SHOW, SHARK TANK, PEAK CHOCOLATE SALES ARE BOOMING.

Although a deal was not signed, revealing the world’s first performance chocolate to over 5 million viewers have sent Peak Chocolate demand into overdrive.

The brand is committed to creating the highest quality, most nutritious and most performance enhancing chocolate-based products on the planet, and they’ve certainly delivered.

In a world first, the Australian company has brought the category an ultimate pre-workout, high-energy, low-sugar dark chocolate.

What is performance chocolate?

As opposed to indulgent, sugar-filled chocolate, performance chocolate was crafted to be used as a nutritional supplement.

Creatine, BCAAs, Himalayan salt and natural caffeine from guarana combine with 80% premium cacao to create a sophisticated, comprehensive and delicious formula, specifically engineered to help increase energy, improve focus and accelerate muscle growth.

Positive selling points

Peak Chocolate sits in the on-demand active nutrition category, but it is unlike anything else. It is appealing to a range of consumers. Peak Chocolate is being consumed during athletic competitions, training (whether it be netball practice or a gym workout) and even for that 3pm pick-me-up in the office.

Peak Chocolate is uniquely:
– Very low in sugar
– High in good fats
– Paleo friendly
– Vegan
– Gluten free
– Non-Dairy
– Preservative free
– Guilt-free

Each serve of Peak Chocolate is also individually wrapped for convenience. Each single serve (20g) retails for just $2.95 and the 3 serve pack (60g) is $6.95.

Peak Chocolate

More about the ingredients used in Peak Chocolate

Understanding what each ingredient offers, can help you explain to consumers why Peak Chocolate have selected to include each ingredient in their product.

CREATINE

Creatine phosphate helps make a substance called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which provides the energy for muscle contractions. Many researchers have found links between using creatine and obtaining greater gains in muscle fiber size and muscle mass, as well as enhanced  strength, power, recovery following endurance activity, neuroprotective function, bone regeneration and more.

BCAAS

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) refers to three amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine. It can promote muscle protein synthesis and over time help to increase muscle growth. BCAAs are also used by athletes to help prevent fatigue.

HIMALAYAN SALT

Different to regular table salt, Himalayan salt is a more natural salt that contains 98% sodium chloride and the remaining 2% is made up of up to 84 different trace minerals, like potassium, magnesium and calcium. The body needs sodium to help to contract and relax muscles, maintain proper fluid balance and prevent dehydration, send nervous system impulses and prevent low blood pressure.

NATURAL CAFFEINE FROM GUARANA

Guarana is a plant from the Amazon that offers double the caffeine of a coffee bean. Evidence exists that the right caffeine intake can help with endurance, performance, power, focus and concentration.

Tips for strong Peak Chocolate sales

How should you position Peak Chocolate for ultimate sales? Duel position it. Add it into your nutrition aisle with proteins and supplements and also next to chocolate to encourage a healthier chocolate purchase.
It’s also branded boldly to ensure it sells well as an impulse purchase at the point of sale.

Being the first of it’s kind, ensure your staff are educated on Peak Chocolate, so they are ready to answer any questions your customers may have.

Stocking both the single packs and the 3 pack will ensure you target both those that are new to trying Peak Chocolate and those that are converted fans and want larger multi-serve pack.

 

Add this exciting new brand to your next order here, or if you’re not yet a Unique account holder, get started here.

 

Mushrooms Make It Mainstream!

FUNCTIONAL FOODS AND MEDICINAL MUSHROOMS HAVE MERGED TOGETHER IN THE QUALITY, ON-DEMAND BRAND THAT’S NEW TO AUSTRALIA – FOUR SIGMATIC.

In 2016, SPINS wrote “In prior years, medicinal mushrooms were found mainly in dietary supplement form but are now commanding consumer attention in ready-to-drink tea”. Fast forward this trend a year and medicinal mushrooms have made it mainstream and driving ahead are the Finnish Funguys (excuse the pun) from Four Sigmatic.

Who is Four Sigmatic?

With a goal to bring mushrooms to the masses and desire to help people incorporate these superfoods (mushrooms) into their diet by upgrading existing habits, Four Sigmatic have created a range of Elixirs, Mushroom Coffees and Mushroom Hot Cacaos.

Four Sigmatic

“As a brand founded in Finland and now sold in 25 countries, we always love introducing our products into new locations around the world,”
says Tero Isokauppila, Four Sigmatic Founder.

Why You Need Four Sigmatic in Your Store

Already thriving in 25 different countries, we expect big things from Four Sigmatic in the Australian market as the mushroom category continues to grow.

The global mushroom market was valued at over AUD $44.61 billion in 2015. This figure is expected to grow at a CAGR of above 9.2% between 2016 and 2021 and will reach above AUD $75.63 billion by 2021.

Between 2015 and 2016 the natural channel saw significant growth in sales of the mushrooms that are specifically used in Four Sigmatic’s range. Reishi grew 89%, chaga grew 46% and cordyceps grew 21%.

Get to Know The Range

The Four Sigmatic product range is made up of three categories Elixirs, Mushroom Coffee (with cordyceps + chaga or  lion’s mane + chaga) and Mushroom Cacao (with cordyceps or reishi). None of Four Sigmatic’s products are listed on WADA and are 100% safe.

Within these ranges Four Sigmatic use a variety of medicinal mushrooms including reishi, chaga, cordyceps and lion’s mane. Each mushroom has been recognised to assist the consumer in different ways. Below is a breakdown of what functions each offers.

Four Sigmatic

Chaga – for extra antioxidants

The chaga mushrooms that Four Sigmatic source grow in the wild on birch trees in clean, unpolluted areas of eastern Siberia.

They are known as ‘the King of Mushrooms’ because of the astounding medicinal properties they offer. Chaga has been used since the 17th century in Russia to guard against several diseases and is one of the highest concentrations of antioxidants.

“1G of strong chaga extract equals 17KG of carrots in the ORAC scale,”
says Mikael Makinen, Four Sigmatic Sales Manager.

Chaga is also highly alkaline, making it perfect to combine and lessen the acidity of coffee, resulting in a smooth, delicious concoction.

Because of the energy enhancing benefits chaga offers and the smooth, enjoyable taste, it was used as a coffee replacement during World War II.

Once gathered, Four Sigmatic process the chaga through a state-of-the-art dual-extraction and spray-drying process to ensure bioavailability and at least 30% polysaccharide and 2% triterpene content.

Cordyceps – for performance

For at least 1,000 years, cordyceps have been known in Asia as a sacred treasure to increase vitality and today more than 600,000 Chinese use this medicinal mushroom regularly. Cordyceps mushrooms grow in the wild only on the Tibetan mountains above the tree line, from an altitude of at least 4km.

Cordyceps are known to help enhance oxygen intake, helps consumers to produce energy on the cellular level and offer great adrenal gland support.

Four Sigmatic

Four Sigmatic explain “Our potent cordyceps is a full-spectrum, dual-extract of optimally fermented, widely-studied strain of cordyceps, the Cs-4. It is guaranteed to contain at least 40% polysaccharides and 15% cordycepic acid (mannitol).”

Lion’s Mane – for the brain

Lion’s mane mushrooms have also been used in traditional Chinese medicine for hundreds of years for their brain-boosting properties. These delicious mushrooms grow in hardwood forests around the world.

“Recent science has focused on Lion’s Mane’s exceptional effects on the regeneration of our nervous system,” Four Sigmatic explained.

Lion’s mane is also used in the range due to its ability to help offer natural nootropic (cognitive boosting) effects.

Four Sigmatic lion’s mane mushroom extract is made by dual-extracting the optimally grown fruiting bodies and then spray-dried without any fillers or carriers. The final extract powder is standardized to 30% polysaccharide content.

Reishi – for stress relief

Reishi is another ancient and well-studied medicinal mushroom. It’s recognised that it helps to balance the adrenal system and relieves stress.

Four Sigmatic explain, “Reishi is known to nourish the shen, a person’s mind and emotional balance.”

Again, the brand uses a state-of-the-art dual-extraction process, which has been proven to be one of the most effective for extracting the active components.

Train your staff with the amazing and free Four Sigmatic’s Mushroom Academy.

More Reasons Why Customers Love Them

They may be Funguys, but Four Sigmatic takes quality seriously. They use the highest quality ingredients including wild-picked, or log grown and certified organic mushrooms. All are quality tested rigorously.

“We are excited to bring Four Sigmatic to Australia and introduce the country to these amazing superfoods and all the health benefits they offer including increased energy, mental focus, stress relief, restful sleep, revved up metabolism
and immune system support,”
Four Sigmatic explain.

Customers will love how easy the range is to use – dissolve one packet into a cup of hot water, mix it into a smoothie, add it to your raw slices – the opportunities are endless.

Watch this great video on how to make Mushroom Coffee featuring Four Sigmatic’s Founder to see just how easy it is.

Four Sigmatic

Their products are vegan, paleo and don’t contain additives, gluten, lactose, white sugar or soy.

Tips For Fast Four Sigmatic Sales

So where should you place such products? While you may go to add them to your tea, coffee and cacao range in your grocery isle, it’s important that Four Sigmatic are showcased as offering high quality, medicinal mushroom benefits.

Four Sigmatic recommend placing them in your supplements/health and body care as a brand set. For best sales results, Four Sigmatic have ensured that each box is filled with individually barcoded sachets, allowing you to add them to your front counter for single sachet impulse buys.

To offer customers Four Sigmatic sachets as single serve purchase, you can remove them from the box all together and add them to a display of your choice, or utilise the box. To do this, pull all sachets out, fold the two side flaps into the box and bend the back flap back to reveal the inner of the lid. Lastly put the sachets back ensuring you keep the side flaps secured inside the box as you do this.

As the brand transitions into Australia, it’s highly recommended to sell the sachets individually, as well as offering boxes for those customers who have tried the products and are happy to commit to the full size.

 

If you’d like to add this exciting new range to your next order, you can do so here.

Don’t worry if you don’t already have a Unique Health Products wholesale account, you can easily apply online now or contact our friendly customer service team for any questions you may have.

The World’s Biggest Jackfruit Frenzy!

ALL OVER THE GLOBE, FLEXITARIANS, VEGETARIANS, VEGANS AND EVEN CONFESSED BURGER AND BBQ ADDICTS ALIKE ARE CAUGHT UP IN THE JACKFRUIT MEDIA BUZZ!

If you’ve somehow managed to dodge the fruit frenzy and are still in the dark about this mysterious fruit and strong coming trend, here’s what you need to know.

Warning: This knowledge could bring hungry foodie masses to your store!

What is Jackfruit?

Jackfruit is the world’s largest tree-borne fruit, which can weigh up to a massive 45 kilograms! It is indigenous to South America and South-East Asia.

It’s got a tough, green, knobby exterior, sticky sap and odd-looking seed pods that taste like a cross between a pineapple and a pear. But in its unripened form, after several hours of brining, basting and baking, a meaty like substance that resembles shredded chicken or pulled pork is created.

About Upton’s Naturals

Upton’s Naturals is the first company to make pre-seasoned, heat-and-serve, natural jackfruit varieties available in the U.S. market. They successfully launched it in Australia in July and customers are jumping on the craze!

It took Upton’s Naturals about four years to source the right kind of jackfruit from Southeast Asia for its March 2015 product launch in the US. “We use young, green, unripe jackfruit,” says Upton’s co-founder and vice president Nicole Sopko.

The young green fruit ensures the perfect consistency, texture and flavour is achieved.

Varieties of Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit include Bar-B-Que, Chilli Lime Carnitas, Sriracha, Sweet and Smoky, Thai Curry and Original – so your customers can create their own mix of flavours.Upton's Naturals Jackfruit

Why do customers love jackfruit?

Media buzz is pushing jackfruit’s positive status as a tasty plant-based meat substitute and everyone’s listening!

There’s a lot to love about Jackfruit, especially the ready-to-eat variety from Upton’s Naturals. The fruit may seem too bazaar to try at first, but those who have tasted it are forever fans.

Besides joining the Instagram buzz around the trending food, customers are loving how nutritious and incredibly moreish jackfruit is.

Upton’s Naturals have successfully tapped into several trends to offer products that customer just can’t resist. The range fits perfectly into the international healthy convenience movement, as well as the growing demand for vegan alternatives.

Australia is the third-fastest growing
vegan market in the world,
with Aussies demanding vegan products!

Jackfruit not only successfully taps into this market, but it also appeals greatly to health conscious consumers, with its impressive nutritional profile. Upton’s Naturals range is packed with vitamins, magnesium, fibre, potassium, calcium, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Each packet is also low in saturated fat and cholesterol, low GI, gluten-free, oil-free and soy-free (just to add to jackfruit’s reasons for #trending).

Customers simply heat and eat – and with a huge range of delicious, vegan friendly recipes available straight off the Upton’s Naturals website, it’s never been easier to prepare a vegan meal that features incredibly seasoned jackfruit.

Upton's Naturals Jackfruit

Tips to sell more jackfruit

Tastings and recipes will help you show customers how to use this range.

Keep the communication clear by guiding customers to the Upton’s Naturals website for recipe ideas and keep the product with other healthy convenience ‘heat-and-eat’ products, or in your vegan section.

Ensuring your staff are across any new trends in the market, can help the success of your sales. What better excuse to sit them down for a delicious jackfruit taco lunch and train them up!

Once your customers understand how to use it and they taste how incredible it can be, Upton’s Naturals will be hard to keep on your shelf!

As media exposure continues to educate customers on jackfruit, you can also expect further sales growth.

Find the Upton’s Naturals range available now on our online shop.

Vegan Protein Patty Powers to The Top!

MONICA’S MIXES RANGE OF WHOLESOME, GLUTEN-FREE, HEALTHY CONVENIENCE MIXES HAVE PROVEN TO BE VERY POPULAR SOLUTIONS TO THE GROWING HEALTHY CONVENIENCE CATEGORY.

The latest product to be added to the range – Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix has taken Australian consumers by storm and has quickly become the range favourite!

It’s not a surprise that this new product is selling so incredibly, being the very first and only of its kind in Australia.

The new Protein Patty Mix isn’t just full of protein, with a massive 18.4g per serve, but it’s also nutrient-dense, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free and only requires water to be added.

The mix contains nutritious chia, flax, coconut and superior-quality pea protein.

High-protein, high-fibre patties in just 5 minutes flat – the mix is revolutionising vegan meat-alternatives!

The 400g mix is a very generous size, making 12 x 80g serves per packet once prepared! At just $14.95 RRP, that’s a tiny $1.25 per serve for a nutritious, speed-scratch meal.

There’s just too many USPs for customers not to want them.

Monica’s Mixes also successfully market their products to consumers by offering irresistible recipe ideas using the range. Check out their incredibly lip-smacking recipe library here. The Protein Patty Mix is no exception, with delicious recipes available for customers to experiment with.

Each recipe is selectively created by Author, leading Australian gluten-free Chef and face behind Monica’s Mixes, Monica Topliss, to ensure it’s nutritious, incredibly tasty and super easy.

The mix can be used to easily create vegan-friendly, delicious burgers, patties
or balls.

Customers can opt for her simple suggestions like these:

> Add grated carrot or zucchini to make the mixture go further and add a different texture.
> Add Moroccan spices and serve with yoghurt and warm flatbread.
> Top with smashed avocado, crumbled feta and sliced ripe tomatoes.
> Add some green curry paste and serve Thai ‘fish’ cake style with a sweet/spicy dipping sauce.

Or they can choose to follow one of her more structured, but still super simple, recipes.

Here are a couple of the most-loved recipes using the new Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix.

Pasta Napoli with Olive Balls

Monica's Mixes vegan protein patty

Prepare the Olive Protein Balls
1 cup Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix
1 ½ cup water
¼ cup chopped green or black olives

Mix all ingredients together, leave for 20 minutes.
Shape into 20 balls and shallow fry for 6 minutes, rolling to cook each side.
You can also cook balls in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.

Ready the Rest
Cook your favourite gluten-free pasta. Mix your favourite tomato pasta sauce with a tin of lentils. Add the olive balls.

Serve
Divide the pasta into two serving bowls. Top with olive ball Napoli sauce. Garnish with fresh parsley and cashew parmesan.

Portobello Protein Burger

Monica's Mixes Vegan Protein Patty

 

Make the burger patties 
1 cup Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix
1 ½ cups water
Stems from 4 large, flat mushrooms, chopped.
Heat oven to 180C. Mix all ingredients together, leave sit for 10 minutes. Shape into 2 burgers.

Make the mushroom buns
Place the burgers and the mushroom stem-side-down on a tray. Brush with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes or until patties are cooked. Cool mushrooms on paper towel to catch excess moisture.

Build burgers
Start with a mushroom, add a protein patty and build it up… grilled eggplant and zucchini, vegan mayo, cashew cheese and loads of leafy greens. Maybe some avocado!

Find these, as well as many more recipes, using the new Protein Patty Mix here and share them with your customers to further boost sales of the in-demand Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix!

Add this hot new product to your Unique online shop order here or if you’re a retailer that doesn’t already have access to our thousands of wholesale products, you can easily get started here.

Feed Your Sales With Cool New CLIF Bar!

ADVENTURE IS CAPTIVATING AND NOW TASTES EVEN MORE INCREDIBLE THAN BEFORE, NOT TO MENTION SELLS FASTER THAN USAIN BOLT RUNS… WELL, ALMOST!

After just four short years in Australia, America and Canada’s top-selling energy bar, CLIF Bar, is paving it’s way strong and loud in our Aussie soil.

Australian sales are catching up fast,
increasing 600% in the last two years!

Just launching three new products again this quarter, CLIF Bar are positioned well to tackle the fast-moving active nutrition category that’s currently so popular in
our industry.

COOL MINT CHOCOLATE BAR

Adding the new Cool Mint Chocolate CLIF Bar to the range means customers now have eight nutritious bars to choose from.

It offers customers high-quality performance nutrition that combines the fresh flavour of cool mint and Rainforest Alliance Certified chocolate topped with a creamy drizzle.

It delivers sustained energy for endurance activity and it has an enjoyable texture and incredibly delicious flavour.

All the wholesome and organic ingredients your customers have come to expect from CLIF Bar are all included in the new flavour along with an added kick of 29mg of caffeine from green tea extracts.

Every CLIF Bar is made with at least 70% organic ingredients, with 40g of carbohydrates for energy, up to 11g of protein and 11 vitamins and minerals.
They also contain no GMO’s, high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners, flavours or preservatives.

CLIF Bar

MARGARITA BLOKS

Staying true to their innovative reputation of bringing together performance and nutrition, CLIF Bar has added a new SHOT BLOK flavour to the range!

Margarita BLOKS Energy Chews are a tangy citrus flavour with a hint of saltiness.

Crafted with healthy, simple ingredients, performance athletes and active consumers love that they offer fast-acting, easily digestible carbohydrates to enhance endurance and boost energy.

The Margarita BLOKS Energy Chews are USDA certified organic and contain 150mg of sodium to help replace the sodium that’s lost in sweat and comes in chewable cubes for easy intake control.

CLIF Bar

MOCHA SHOT ENERGY GELS

CLIF SHOT Energy Gel in Mocha is a deliciously dynamic duo. It combines chocolate and coffee notes, with a kick of 50mg of caffeine.

Like all CLIF SHOT Energy Gels, the new Mocha flavour offers a source of easily digestible, fast-acting carbohydrates to athletes while racing or training. They enter the blood stream within just 5 minutes and with litter leash packaging, athletes can get quick-open access. This also allows for the top to remain attached after the SHOT Energy Gel is opened to reduce litter risks.

Each CLIF SHOT Energy Gel has no high fructose corn syrup, is vegan-friendly and ideal for active performance athletes. The thin consistency makes getting energised between breaths quick and easy.

WHY CLIF BAR IS A TOP-SELLER

What makes these new products so exciting is the movement of the sports nutrition category has opened opportunity to successfully target and sell to a
brand-new audience.

No longer is it the ‘gym junkies’ that are seeking nutrition that boosts their workouts, but more everyday active lifestyle and adventure seekers, as well as amateur athletes seeking products that help improve performance.

CLIF Bar products are ideal for customers on-the-go and have the right attributes to be double merchandised into both your healthy grab n’ go snacks and sports nutrition categories.

With the support of over 1,500 sponsored athletes, over 50 national annual sports events and more, CLIF bar are at the grass roots, really driving your sales.

 

If you’d like to add this top-selling range to your store, CLIF Bar is exclusively distributed in Australia by Unique Health Products and can be added to your order anytime via our online shop.

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