Total retail performance was 1.3 per cent up compared to last week and -1.7 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth has been neutral over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to recover to modest growth over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 84.8 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.
We still expect Cough & Cold to replace Analgesics in the top three categories soon given winter has really set in; however it is certainly slower than originally thought.
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.