Naturally Good 2023 wrap

Unique at Naturally Good

Naturally Good is the largest event for natural products in the southern hemisphere. The coming together of so many brands, retailers and industry influencers under one roof is a powerful way to highlight the shape and future of our industry.

At Unique, we keep our finger on the pulse of the latest trends and products locally and globally. It’s exciting for us to be part of the conversation at Naturally Good to affirm our insights and share them with our retailers and suppliers.

Naturally Good is a highlight on our event calendar. It’s an opportunity for us to connect with existing suppliers, start new relationships and celebrate all the natural health industry offers. We were thrilled to share the space with approximately 4000+ visitors and 270 exhibitors.

Unique founder Dale Parkes wins Naturally Good's esteemed Trailblazer awardUnique founder Dale Parkes wins Naturally Good's esteemed Trailblazer award
Unique founder Dale Parkes wins Naturally Good's esteemed Trailblazer award

Dale Parkes, trailblazer 

Congratulations to Unique founder Dale Parkes on winning Naturally Good’s esteemed Trailblazer Award for his immense industry contribution.

Dale built Unique from a passion for natural health and a mission to forge the future by prioritising people and the planet.

After opening and managing one of Queensland's first natural health retail stores, Dale identified an opportunity to reach more people with natural health and set off on his own, selling just one product across Australia's east coast.

From 'Sensational Food Distributors', 'The Guarana Man' and, finally, Unique Health Products, the business has evolved from one product, man, van, and a dream into 4,000+, including CLIF and Bragg, global recognition, and a growing national team of 200+.

Dale initially procured retailers with his handcrafted photo album of products, progressing into the iconic Unique catalogue, an industry first.

Sweet success

One of the hottest topics at Naturally Good was confectionery and the better-for-you products revolutionising the sweet aisle.

Plant-based confectionery grew 30% in major grocery in the last year.* Further, Unique has had double-digit growth in plant-based, vegan-friendly confectionery, impulse, and grab n' go segments since the previous year.*

At Unique’s stand, retailers tasted LoveRaw and saw why this plant-based chocolate for un-vegans quickly gained popularity. The brand feedback was overwhelmingly positive, from the packaging to the price and, most importantly, the flavour. 

Naturally Good plant-based clean treats are also front-running, with playful, standout packaging and 35-65% less sugar than leading competitors.

Continue the conversation

Last week's energy reinforced the tremendous industry growth and like-minded community, collectively shaping a healthier future.

The connections forged and conversations were invaluable; we're excited to advance this momentum. Unique is your natural partner with 4000+ products, from sweet treats to eco-reusables. Visit our brand partner enquiry to submit your brand, register for a wholesale account or order online anytime.

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