Executive Summary

Oct 2019
PROSPECTS
OTC obesity and weight loss supplements lose share as healthy diets and healthy weight loss takes the lead

OTC obesity and weight loss supplements are no longer on the agenda of overweight UK consumers. Healthy diets and fitness culture take the lead to achieve weight loss.

Meal replacement products are healthier alternatives for weight loss

Despite the backslash against weight loss supplements, the meal replacement category recorded growth as the products are considered as a healthier alternative to OTC obesity and weight loss supplements. Meal replacement products are healthier and safer to follow as they provide less caloric density but at the same time have essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that healthy weight loss and diet requires.

Supplement nutrition drinks grow as ageing population seeks products to satisfy nutritional needs

Supplement nutrition drinks are positioned towards people who are suffering from severe nutritive deficiencies and help filling nutritional gaps, especially they are targeting elderly consumers. The products are not marketed around losing weight nor do they typically have softer positioning around wellness and healthy living.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
SlimFast acquired by Glanbia re-shapes its portfolio

At the end of 2018, Glanbia acquired the weight management brand SlimFast from Kainos Capital for USD350 million as it expands its performance nutrition portfolio. The deal also includes SlimFast’s sister company HNS.

Soylent aims to dominate the UK

Five years after it debuted in the US, supplement nutrition drink Soylent is now available in the UK, where it is joined by rival brand Huel. These shakes and powders are not only aimed at the weight conscious or fitness and muscle obsessed but aim to bring precision and efficiency in terms of nutritional needs to modern UK consumers.

Approved by nutritionist Huel operates in meal replacement and supplement nutrition drinks categories

Since its launch in June 2015, Huel has sold over 50 million meals in over 80 countries. Huel is a nutritionally balanced meal replacement system that is high in both protein and fibre and low in sugar.

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Weight Management and Wellbeing in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

OTC obesity and weight loss supplements lose share as healthy diets and healthy weight loss takes the lead
Meal replacement products are healthier alternatives for weight loss
Supplement nutrition drinks grow as ageing population seeks products to satisfy nutritional needs

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

SlimFast acquired by Glanbia re-shapes its portfolio
Soylent aims to dominate the UK
Approved by nutritionist Huel operates in meal replacement and supplement nutrition drinks categories

CATEGORY DATA

Table 1 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 2 Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 3 NBO Company Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2015-2019
Table 4 LBN Brand Shares of Weight Management and Wellbeing: % Value 2016-2019
Table 5 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 6 Forecast Sales of Weight Management and Wellbeing 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 7 Consumer Expenditure on Health Goods and Medical Services: Value 2014-2019
Table 8 Life Expectancy at Birth 2014-2019

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2014-2019
Table 10 Sales of Consumer Health by Category: % Value Growth 2014-2019
Table 11 NBO Company Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2015-2019
Table 12 LBN Brand Shares of Consumer Health: % Value 2016-2019
Table 13 Penetration of Private Label in Consumer Health by Category: % Value 2014-2019
Table 14 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format: % Value 2014-2019
Table 15 Distribution of Consumer Health by Format and Category: % Value 2019
Table 16 Forecast Sales of Consumer Health by Category: Value 2019-2024
Table 17 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

SOURCES

Summary 1 Research Sources