Total retail performance was 1.3 per cent up compared to last week and 3.3 per cent up compared to the same time last year. Overall growth recovered from negative territory over the last 12 weeks and based on the trend last year looks to grow slightly over the next nine weeks. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 96.4 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 Swisse were the top three brands.
While Codral Original is almost 10 per cent up on same period last year, the PE version is down by the same amount; though both brands are now well within the top 10 and dominating the Cold and Flu category.
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.