NostraData Retail Performance

Total retail performance was -2.6 per cent down compared to last week and -0.5 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall growth sank into negative territory over the last 12 weeks and based on the trend last year looks to decline approximately 2.0 per cent over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 86.7 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, A2, Panadol and Elevit were the top three brands. We had anticipated week on week growth until Christmas yet faced a subdued week last week. The unexpected fall in growth appears to have been driven mostly by Panadol Osteo and Vitamins.
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.