Total retail performance was -5.0 per cent down compared to last week and -4.9 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth has been negative over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to flatten and then start to rebound over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 68.5 per cent greater than the next largest category, Baby, last week. The top brands are A2, Panadol and Elevit. At the same time last year, Panadol, Elevit and Codral were the top three brands.
Cough and Cold should bump Analgesics from the top three categories soon, and as winter sets in could take second place. Codral was $40k lower this year than last year in like-for-like stores.
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.