Executive Summary

Oct 2019
PROSPECTS
NHS cost-cutting on Rx for minor health concerns continues to influence OTC sales

In 2018, the NHS announced that around GBP136 million a year is spent on prescriptions that could be bought OTC. As the NHS comes under increasing financial and resources pressure due to further budget cuts, a decision was therefore made to cut back on Rx treatments routinely prescribed by GPs.

Seasonality remains as one of the biggest drivers of dermatologicals

Products such as topical antifungals, allergy remedies, antihistamines and antiseptics continue to enjoy seasonal uplifts, with sales heightened during summer. However, growth in 2019 was slightly lower than in 2018, since the UK saw much hotter temperatures in the latter year.

Paediatric dermatologicals continues to see growth from natural brands

The appeal of natural and organic brands rises as UK consumers increasingly demand transparency as awareness of ingredients heightens. In paediatric dermatologicals, parents are increasingly concerned about the presence of potentially harmful synthetic ingredients in the products they use on their children, and as a result are more willing to pay a premium price for high-quality and safe brands they can trust.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Brand activity rises as competition intensifies within antifungal treatments

Antifungals has seen brands ramp up their activity, including in-store advertisements in Boots and Superdrug, as well as TV activations from players such as Scholl. Scholl has performed particularly well through its wide portfolio of athlete’s foot and antifungal treatments, and has achieved segment leadership.

Lack of brand innovation and product development within antiseptics, cold sore and hair loss treatments

In the UK, some categories tend to be heavily saturated by a few major brands. Dettol for example dominates antiseptics, followed closely by Savlon.

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Dermatologicals in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

NHS cost-cutting on Rx for minor health concerns continues to influence OTC sales
Seasonality remains as one of the biggest drivers of dermatologicals
Paediatric dermatologicals continues to see growth from natural brands

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Brand activity rises as competition intensifies within antifungal treatments
Lack of brand innovation and product development within antiseptics, cold sore and hair loss treatments

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 3 NBO Company Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2015-2019
Table 4 LBN Brand Shares of Dermatologicals: % Value 2016-2019
Table 5 LBN Brand Shares of Hair Loss Treatments: % Value 2016-2019
Table 6 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 7 Forecast Sales of Dermatologicals by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

Consumer Health in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Physical and mental wellbeing is on the British agenda
Health and wellness slowly re-shapes consumer health industry
Price-conscious consumers reach for private label
British purchase supplements through specialist non-grocery retailers and e-commerce
Health and wellness and Brexit will shape consumer health industry

MARKET INDICATORS

Table 8 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2014-2019
Table 9 Life Expectancy at Birth 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

Table 10 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 11 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 12 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019
Table 13 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019
Table 14 Penetration of Private Label in Consumer Health by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 15 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 16 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 17 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 18 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2019-2024

APPENDIX

OTC registration and classification
Vitamins and dietary supplements registration and classification
Self-medication/self-care and preventative medicine
Switches

DEFINITIONS

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