OMD is a family business, the real deal. Kids raised organically! Born at home, reared on organic foods, believe the creator produced all we need to nourish. Now raising their own kids, just they same! Running the business and spread goodness globally. Passionate on all things Hemp & Chia, especially Australian home grown ...
Online commerce has never been a priority of OMD. As a family we have been busy designing, manufacturing, packing and filling orders for Distributors located in both Australia and Asia. All very good but started to feel a little disconnected from the customer. The disconnection was a catalyst on producing an on-line portal (this site) and a healthy rewards program, where we can offer keen pricing on both brands (we own or partner i.e. supply and pack) bulk items and reward our customers (friends) with additional discounts.
OMD ethos was and is spreading the goodness, the very highest quality and provide real value to the customer. It is vital that real nutritional food and products are available to those that need it ... Families. The passion is real, we love to see Mum, Dad and Kids eating healthy! Real goodness should be affordable and where possible Australian Grown.
Our range is small but targeted. OMD proprietary brands such as Australian Grown Naturals is a real beacon, provides a gateway for Australian growers to shine, not just locally, also export opportunities. Tasmanian Hemp Seed products, North Queensland Chia Seeds, Buckwheat and Rain Fed Rice from New South Wales are world class. We are looking at adding, Tasmanian Quinoa, South Australian Millet, North Queensland Green Papaya Powder (now added) and a bunch more. Bottom line, it has to be A+ in quality and affordable.
AFFORDABLE and TRANSPARENCY
Australian Grown vs. Clever Packaging that says Australian made? The new Australian labelling laws appear to be a positive step forward. No longer will companies be able to hide behind terms such as imported ingredients or made in Australia. Transparency of food or product true origin is becoming increasingly important to customers and indeed us! However, we have been told manufacturers have 2 years to get their house order, buyer beware!
IMPORT VS. AUSTRALIAN GROWN
OMD do import, but it's becoming less and less, especially as we discover real goodness growing here in Australia. We are connecting with awesome groups, some "not for profit" organisations. These groups solely focus on Australian Grown Foods and products and want to share at a community level. Its quite inspiring.
Vietnam is an important market for OMD, we sell brands such as "BLACK BAG"(imported Paraguayan Chia Seeds) and now AUSTRALIAN GROWN NATURALS (North Queensland Chia Seeds) the disparity in price is large but closing. The Australian Chia is superior but more expensive. Here at OMD1kg of our Paraguayan Chia is $13.95 and Australian Grown Naturals 1kg North Queensland Chia Seeds is $18.71.
Our customers throughout Asia appreciate freshness and quality. We are keen for more Australian's to do likewise. A big step is to ensure our pricing is competitive against imports. More importantly the local product has to be superior in quality and free from chemicals, insecticides and nasties. It is an ongoing challenge, but more later on this subject, it's an interesting one!