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Industry News

How to Make it in the Growing Natural Beauty Market

Concerns about the environment and health are the driving forces behind the burgeoning natural beauty market in Australia, which includes chemical-free, organic or vegan cosmetics, skincare items, haircare products, perfumes and fragrances. It’s a sector that continues to grow at an astonishing rate. By the end of 2024, the global market is expected to be […]

Third of Young Britons Have Switched to Plant-Based Milk

Jul 22, 2019 Food & Drink

A third of young Britons have made a switch to plant-based milk alternatives, according to new research from Mintel. Driving the plant-based revolution, some 26% of women now use plant-based milk alternatives and as many as a third (33%) of 16-24s opt for these varieties. Growth of milk alternatives is largely fuelled by more recent […]

Manuka to Kanuka

Manuka has become one of the best-known buzzwords in the health and wellness industry. But what many might not know is how the miracle of Manuka was discovered – on an island 60 nautical miles off the coast of New Zealand – all because of a boy and a splinter. The unlikely discovery It was […]

Intolerance: The Rise and Rise of Gluten-Free Living

Jul 16, 2019 Food & Drink

Coeliac disease affects around one in 70 Australians, although another seven per cent of the population reports being gluten intolerant, suffering from bloating and cramping when ingesting foods containing wheat, rye and barley, among other grains. “Between the 1990s and the 2000s, there was a huge increase in the number of people that were knowingly […]

The Quest to Go Plastic Free This July And Beyond

Jul 10, 2019 Business

Image provided by Cheeki Globally, enough plastic is thrown away every year to circle the earth four times, and even though many companies have now pledged to reduce the amount of plastic they are using for packaging and manufacturing, there’s still much more that needs to be done. According to National Geographic Magazine since 1950 […]

Awareness Around Organics at an All-Time High as Australians Seek out Authentic Products

Jun 25, 2019 Business

Australian demand for certified organic products is skyrocketing with $1.93 billion dollars generated in domestic sales for 2018 across a wide range of products. The figure is up $256 million from domestic sales of $1.67 billion for 2017 with the total Australian organic industry now worth $2.6 billion and growing year on year. Given such […]

The Increasing Demand to Ditch Plastic

Jun 24, 2019 Food & Drink

A rejuvenated sense of purpose regarding environmental issues is now prompting many Australians to take positive action to be more sustainable when it comes to product packaging. Mintel’s 2019 Global Food and Drink Trends reveal that when it comes to Australia, 32 per cent of urban Australians prefer products that are sold in eco-friendly packaging. […]

The Veganism Boom Could be Seriously Good for your Business

Jun 19, 2019 Business

Offering products that people want is a no-brainer when you’re running a retail business – and increasingly, it’s vegan products that more and more Australians want. Don’t just take our word for it: Google Trends shows that in 2018, Australia ranked number one in the world for vegan searches, and four Australian cities scored spots […]

The Best of Aussie Innovation on Show

Showcasing a range of incredibly diverse products, the fifth edition of Naturally Good took place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 2-3 June and was one of the biggest and most innovative ever. Thousands of people including retailers, suppliers and media attended the event which featured more than 370 exhibitors from around the […]

Why Every Retail Brand Needs a Social Purpose

Jun 12, 2019 Business

Written by Dora Nikols, Social Mission Today if we look at some of the most successful brands that have risen from obscurity to be global success stories they all have one thing in common. They don’t compete on price, gimmicks or promotions instead they share their values and support the charities and causes they care […]

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