By Mike da Gama.
Total retail performance dipped slightly but remained in positive territory compared to last week. Overall the trend is positive over the last 12 weeks and based on the forecast looks set to remain highly unpredictable. The top performing category, Natural Medicine was 101.4 per cent greater than the next largest category, Fragrance last week. The top brands are Panadol, Elevit and Blackmores. At the same time last year, Elevit, Swisse and Panadol were the top three brands.
Despite the uncertainity, growth across the front of shop still looks positive through to the end of year.
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.