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Retail Chemists & Drugstores Market Report 2008 Product Image

Retail Chemists & Drugstores Market Report 2008

  • ID: 615177
  • July 2008
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 102 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • ASDA Group Ltd
  • Day Lewis PLC
  • J Sainsbury PLC
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd
  • Paydens Ltd
  • MORE

The total value of chemists' retail sales of goods covered by this Market Report was £13.87bn in 2007, according to estimate, which are based on figures from National Statistics' Annual Business Inquiry. The market showed strong growth over the review period (2003 to 2007), with sales rising by 26.3%. However, the number of outlets is declining, as a result of major grocery chains' increasing penetration of the market. The strong sales growth reflects the overall buoyancy of retail sales, as well as some factors unique to this market, such as the development of new and more sophisticated drugs and a rise in the number of drugs being prescribed.

Retail chemists account for a relatively small proportion of overall retail sales in the UK. We estimate that, in 2007, sales through retail chemists represented 4.9% of total retail sales. In terms of value, the sector is certainly overshadowed by the food stores (worth around £110bn in 2007) and areas such as textiles, clothing, leather and footwear (£44bn) or household goods (£41bn). However, sales via retail chemists rose as a proportion of overall retail sales over the review period (2003 to 2007), reflecting the READ MORE >

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • ASDA Group Ltd
  • Day Lewis PLC
  • J Sainsbury PLC
  • Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd
  • Paydens Ltd
  • MORE

Executive Summary

1. Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Retail Chemists
Drugstores
In-Store Pharmacies
PRODUCT SECTORS
Prescription-Only Medicines
Over-the-Counter Pharmaceuticals
Other Products
MARKET TRENDS
Government Seeks to Widen Chemists' Role
NHS Budget Comes Under Pressure
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Gross Domestic Product
Table 1: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and Annual Chain-Linked Prices (£m), 2003-2007
Household Disposable Income
Table 2: UK Household Disposable Income Per Capita (£), 2003-2007
Inflation
Table 3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2003-2007
Unemployment
Table 4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons in the UK (million), 2003-2007
Population
Table 5: UK Resident Population Estimates by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2003-2007
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Table 6: Sales Through Retail Chemists as a Percentage of Total Retail Sales at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2003-2007
Overseas

2. Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Table 7: The Total UK Market for Retail Chemists by Number of Enterprises and Value at Current Prices (number and £m at rsp), 2003-2007
Figure 1: The Total UK Market for Retail Chemists by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2003-2007
BY PRODUCT SECTOR
Prescription-Only Medicines
Table 8: Number and Cost of Prescriptions Dispensed by Retail Chemists in the UK (million, £m and £), 2002-2006
Over-the-Counter Pharmaceuticals
Table 9: Sales of OTC Pharmaceuticals by Retail Chemists by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp and %), 2003-2007

3. Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
EMPLOYMENT
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
DISTRIBUTION
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
LEGISLATION
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
Company Chemists Association Ltd
National Pharmacy Association
Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

4. Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
MARKET LEADERS
AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Alliance Boots Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
ASDA Group Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Co-operative Group Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Day Lewis PLC
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Paydens Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
L Rowland & Company (Retail) Ltd
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
J Sainsbury PLC
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Superdrug Stores PLC
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Tesco PLC
Company Structure
Current and Future Developments
Financial Results
Other Companies
Buying Groups
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
MARKETING ACTIVITY
Main Media Advertising Expenditure
Table 10: Main Media Advertising Expenditure by Retail Chemists (£000), Years Ending March 2007 and 2008

5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS

6. Buying Behaviour
PREVALENCE OF COMMON MEDICAL CONDITIONS
Table 11: Proportion of Adults Who Have Suffered from Common Medical Conditions in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
MOST COMMONLY USED REMEDIES
Table 12: Proportion of Adults Who Have Taken Various Medications and Remedies in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
Headache Remedies and Analgesics
Table 13: Adults Who Have Taken Headache Remedies and Analgesics in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
Cold and Flu Remedies
Table 14: Adults Who Have Taken Cold and Flu Remedies in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
Sore-Throat Remedies
Table 15: Adults Who Have Taken Sore-Throat Remedies in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
Indigestion/Heartburn and Stomach Remedies
Table 16: Adults Who Have Taken Indigestion/Heartburn and Stomach Remedies in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007
Cough Mixtures
Table 17: Adults Who Have Taken Cough Mixtures in the Last 12 Months (%), 2007

7. Current Issues
DANGERS OF ONLINE PURCHASING OF MEDICINES
SUPERMARKETS INVESTIGATED FOR FIXING PRICES
DANGERS OF INCREASING THE AVAILABILITY OF DRUGS

8. The Global Market
MARKET SIZE
THE US
EUROPE

9. Forecasts
INTRODUCTION
The Economy
Table 18: Forecasts for the UK Economy (%, million and 000), 2008-2012
FORECASTS 2008 TO 2012
Table 19: The Forecast Total UK Market for Retail Chemists by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2008-2012
Figure 2: The Forecast Total UK Market for Retail Chemists by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2008-2012
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 3: Growth in the UK Market for Retail Chemists by Value at Current Prices (£m at rsp), 2003-2012
FUTURE TRENDS
Demographics
Table 20: The Forecast UK Resident Population by Age (000), Mid-Years 2006-2031
Market Segmentation
Product Development
Competition

10. Company Profiles
AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
ASDA Group Ltd
Day Lewis PLC
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Paydens Ltd
L Rowland & Company (Retail) Ltd
J Sainsbury PLC
Superdrug Stores PLC
Tesco PLC

11. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Bisnode Sources

AAH Pharmaceuticals Ltd
ASDA Group Ltd
Day Lewis PLC
Lloyds Pharmacy Ltd
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC
Paydens Ltd
L Rowland & Company (Retail) Ltd
J Sainsbury PLC
Superdrug Stores PLC
Tesco PLC

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