Total retail performance was -6.6 per cent down compared to last week and -6.3 per cent down compared to the same time last year. Overall the growth started to flatten over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks to increase slightly over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 130.0 per cent greater than the next largest category, Baby, last week. The top brands are A2, Elevit and Panadol. At the same time last year, Elevit, Swisse and Panadol were the top three brands.
As expected we have returned to regular weekly sales patterns, unless there is a spike due to the cold snap in the south of Australia.
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.