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.

Naturally Good Expo 2017 Proves a Knock Out

KNOWN FOR BRINGING TOGETHER RETAILERS, DISTRIBUTORS, BRAND OWNERS AND NATURAL HEALTH INDUSTRY EXPERTS, THE NATURALLY GOOD EXPO 2017 DID NOT DISAPPOINT!

This year Unique went bigger and better, bringing hundreds of brands and thousands of products to display. The team also offered hours of tastings and sampling, countless amounts of generous goodies bags and Dale (UHP Managing Director) and the team shared the wealth of knowledge gained from being in the industry for over three decades.

For those who were amongst the 6,322 who attended The Naturally Good Expo in Sydney, it was fantastic to meet you and discuss our industry trends and what’s new!

As the biggest trade show in the Southern Hemisphere for everything healthy we were thrilled to be surrounded by like-minded professionals.

For those who unfortunately were unable to make it this year, we’ll catch you up on what you missed.

Naturally Good 2017 is the ONLY place to see, taste, sample and order the newest, latest-trending and in demand products your customers want!

Every year we aim to bring Unique’s diversified, fun culture, expert customer service and strong business ethics to the expo. For those of you that have toured our Sunshine Coast headquarters, you’d know it’s not an easy task!

With over 300 exhibitors, it was one busy environment. We designed our stand specifically to create a space that was easy for our visitors to see, touch, taste and interact with our company and the brands we represent. From the green foliage to the clear signage, the space was designed to help our visitors find exactly what was needed while also understanding our natural origins and what we stand for.

We had every category covered: active nutrition, grab n’ go, healthy snacks and drinks, superfoods, natural remedies, pantry and body + hair care.

What was available for tasting and sampling?

Naturally Good Expo

Our tasting and sampling booth was a huge hit!
Top-selling brands travelled as far as Indonesia, Japan and USA to showcase their ranges of delicious, nutritious food and innovative natural beauty, body care and remedies at Unique’s Naturally Good Expo stall.

Products that were featured in our tastings included:

CLIF Bar – New Cool Mint Chocolate Bar
Little Zebra Chocolates – Sugar free chocolate range
Vego – The best vegan chocolate in the world
Monica’s Mixes – Protein Patty Mix
The Protein Bread Co – Low carb, high protein bread
Alps Water Filter – A consistent top-selling water purifier
East Bali Cashews – Sustainable flavoured cashews
Seaweed Superfood Co. – Spiced Turmeric Popcorn
2die4 Live Foods– Activated Tamari Almonds
Minor Figures – Award-winning cold-pressed coffee
The Ginger People – Gin Gins and Ginger Rescue
Pure Fields – Coconut Chips
Alter Eco – Fair Trade Chocolate
Bounce – Plant Power Balls
Zen Green Tea– Matcha Green Tea Powder
Natural Evolution –  Green banana flour and resistance starch
The Whole Foodies – Kelp Noodles
Alchemy Cordials – Kyoto Matcha Elixir
Golden Grind – Turmeric Blend
Nakula – Coconut Water

Products that were featured in our sampling included:

Acure Organics – Natural skincare
Andalou Naturals -Natural skincare
Amazing Oils – Magnesium range
Cellfood – Remedies
My Magic Mud – Activated Charcoal Toothpaste

What was in our goodies bags?

On top of all our tastings and sampling, generous goodies bags were given out filled with our top-selling and new products. Full sized products, sample sizes and brochures filled with information, they really had it all!

Brands that featured in our goodies bags included Little Mashies, Tooshies By Tom, Andalou Naturals, ACURE Organics, Nature’s Gate, The Whole Boodies, My Magic Mud, Alchemy, Redmond, Amazing Oils, Mingle, Comvita, Dr Superfoods, The Natural Family Co., The Ginger People, Epic, Power Super Foods, Protein Supplies Australia, Dr Organic, Hanami, Cellfood, Nuun, CLIF Bar, Bragg, Health 2U, Point Pharma, Amazonia, Skin B5, Giovanni,  Minor Figures and Essential Oxygen.

All the new brands and products received lots of hype in particular Upton’s Naturals, East Bali Cashews Granola, Chef Soraya, Monica’s Mixes Protein Patty Mix as well as the new Andalou Naturals and ACURE Organics facial wipes and My Magic Mud Activated Charcoal Toothpaste.

Golden Grind even won best beverage product at The Naturally Good Expo 2017!

The Naturally Good Expo

Trends that proved to be booming at the expo included vegan snacks, nutrient dense foods, healthy grab n’ go and healthy speed scratch.

If you did miss us this year, you may want to know – will Unique be back? It’s a definite from us!

We can’t wait to do it all again. Next year will be bigger and better again, and we look forward to bringing our new exciting products along for you to taste, touch, try and discover!

Naturally Good Expo is the one place where retailers can research  all the different products and trends in our industry in just two days. Even if you had to travel from the other side of the country, we highly recommend it!

Find out more about the Naturally Good Expo here.

Cleansing Consumers – Prebiotics and Probiotics

PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS. SIMILAR IN NAME, SIMILAR OFFERINGS OF IMPROVING GUT HEALTH WITH BOTH WORKING TOGETHER SYNERGISTICALLY TO BUILD HEALTHY GUT FLORA, BUT ONE LESS IN THE SPOTLIGHT THAN THE OTHER, UNTIL NOW.

For years consumers have been educated on probiotics and most know what these little critters are. The benefits of probiotics, often referred to as ‘good’ bacteria, are highly marketed and supported by scientific findings, in fact the category’s projected to grow to AU$61.10 billion by 2020.^

85% of the happy hormones in
the brain is produced in the gut.^^

Recently there has been an increasing awareness and demand for a special dietary fibre that feeds probiotics – prebiotics. With scientific research rapidly developing in this areas, customers understanding of the link between digestive health and overall wellness is growing.

The digestive system is home to trillions
of microorganisms. A healthy adult has
about 2kg of these bacteria in the gut. *

 

PREBIOTICS

  • Prebiotics are non-living, non-digestible carbohydrates.
  • Found in fibrous foods like psyllium and green banana flour.
  • They feed, grow and maintain probiotics living in the body

Fuel your customers good bacteria growth with prebiotics from brand like Natural Evolution and Planet Organic.

prebiotics

 

PROBIOTICS

  • Probiotics are living microorganisms.
  • Found in foods like yogurt, kefir, kombucha tea, sauerkraut, tempeh and even pickles.
  • Good gut bacteria are negatively altered by poor or high-fat diets and antibiotics.

Boost your customers probiotics with these products from NTS Health, Nuferm and Kombucha Max.

probiotics

SYNBIOTICS

  • Synbiotics are the combination of both pre- and pro-biotics.
  • Over 60% of consumers said they’d be interested in buying synbiotics to improve health.**

Brands like Amazonia and Eden Health Foods offer products that contain prebiotics and probiotics in one.

Synbiotic

COBIOTICS

  • Cobiotics are the combination of prebiotics and antioxidants.
  • They offer fibre to feed gut flora and antioxidants to protect the gut wall.
  • Good bacteria growth is encouraged and bad bacteria growth discourage.

Macrolife and Vital Greens offer prebiotics that are supercharged with superfoods.

cobiotics

 

To create an on-trend ‘healthy gut’ section in your store, contact us for advice on the best natural and organic products for your environment and target audience.

With a dedicated products team, we’re always working hard to offer you only the best, fastest selling brands and stay one step ahead of trends – so you can too!

 

^Markets and Markets, 2015

*Medical News Today, 2016.

^^ Dr Rachel Wyndham, 2015

**Newhope 360, 2016