Total retail performance was 8.0 per cent up compared to last week and 2.9 per cent up compared to the same time last year. Overall growth grew even further over the last 12 weeks and based on the trend last year looks to grow 1.4 per cent over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 126.0 per cent greater than the next largest category, Baby, last week. The top this week brands are A2, Swisse and Panadol. At the same time last year, A2, Elevit and Panadol held the three top positions. A2 Step three has grown six per cent compared to the same week last year while Panadol Osteo fell 19 per cent and Elevit fell 40 per cent in the same period. Menevit, a vitamin for male fertility, is a new entrant to the top 10 growing 57 per cent. This report is based on sales in the last week from more than 2000 pharmacies. The “Top 10 Products Chart” only reports where the number of stores the item was sold exceeds 400.
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