Total retail performance dipped slightly but remained in positive territory compared to last week. Overall the trend is stabilising over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to see moderate growth of about three per cent over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 58.2 per cent greater than the next largest category, Baby, last week. A2 dominated the top three items sold last week with Elevit and Panadol in the fourth and fifth positions. At the same time last year, the top three brands were Panadol, Swisse and Ferro Grad.
The big spike observed in the last weeks of 2016/17 was due to a different number of days in each week compared to the same period last year.
This report is based on sales in the last week from approximately 2000 pharmacies. The “Top 10 Products Chart” only reports where the number of stores the item was sold exceeds 400.