Article - Koala Karma Now Exporting Wholesale Health Drinks to Dubai
12 months after exhibiting at Gulfood in Dubai, Gold Coast company Koala Karma and Mavella Superfoods has secured its first order into the middle east.
Koala Karma was one of seven Gold Coast businesses, that exhibited under the Gold Coast City Council banner.
'Gold Coast City Council select businesses to participate on the Gold Coast City Council stand. This is an amazing opportunity for Gold Coast businesses and we felt honoured to be one of the businesses chosen for this opportunity', said Turner
Both brands Koala Karma and Mavella Superfoods will be now be selling across the supermarket chain name is Abela. The stock is arriving in store this week.
We are hoping this will be exactly what we need to spread the brand across other chains in the UAE and then across the region. Said Turner
This opportunity was secured via an Australian consolidator, Lawand Trade.
'Lawand Trade are amazing to work with as they know all the chains in the Middle East, but also they know the Australian products too. Lawand just specialise in growing Australian brands.
As a consolidator they combine containers on various Australian products and distribute these all over the Middle East.
As a supplier you deliver your products to their Melbourne facility and they do the rest.' said Turner
Gulfood is the one of the largest food expo's in the world with almost 5,000 exhibitors participating from over 120 countries.
Koala Karma is a unique carbonated relaxation drink with 4 active herbs, passionflower, chamomile, valerian powder and lemon balm extract, and magnesium all known for their calming properties.
Mavella Superfoods is a functional powder range for kids you can use in smoothies, cooking and baking and each of the products has a functional benefit. (Brain Boost, Immune Boost, Veggie Boost, Body Boost).
- UAE’s imports totalled US $3.6 billion in 2010 and are estimated to rise to US $5.5 billion in 2015. The majority of this is traded through Dubai.
- UAE’s ports account for a 61% majority of trade volume among the GCC countries.