Insights

What OTC Companies Can Learn from Seasonality

Seasonality has a huge impact on OTC sales performance, and although it varies by category, 60% of sales are subject to this. We, of course, associate summer with hay fever and allergies; however, lots of other categories also enjoy the seasonal uplifts that come with summer.

Is Amazon Set to Disrupt the Australian Pharmacy Trade?

The news that Amazon is coming to Australian shores has the local retailing community set for something of a shake-up; and the pharmacy sector is not immune to the imminent disruption. In January 2017, 38% of Australians were aware of a potential Amazon launch, this increased to 47% by March 2017.

Ad Spend from Cruise Ship Companies Set to Change Course

Australians are willing to take to the seas with more than half (55%) considering going on a cruise. Strong growth in advertising spend from cruise operators is driving consumer enthusiasm, but questions have been raised as to whether Sydney’s infrastructure can support demand. If tour operators...

The Sweet Smell of Seasonal Success

In recent years, retailers have increased their efforts in maximising the opportunities particular events and holidays can bring. In pharmacy, however, much of the channel seasonality appears to be driven by factors such as weather.

Winning in Winter: Cold Weather Fuels Pharmacy Sales

Sales of over-the-counter (OTC) pharmacy products is now a $5 billion industry in Australia – growing at a healthy five percent over the past 12 months. The latest quarter, which included the winter season, delivered even stronger growth. Notable sales increases for the vitamins and supplements,...