Top 10 UK Retailers: Health & Beauty Sector

Retail Economics publish a monthly UK Health and Beauty sector report that provides in-depth analysis on the latest retail data and consumer trends affecting the category. The report covers retail sales growth, region and category-specific economic insight, together with market share size and rankings for the UK's top ten Health and Beauty retailers:

UK Top 10 Health & Beauty Retailers by Market Share in 2018/19

1
Walgreens Boots Alliance posted a series of disappointing results for Boots UK amid market disruption from online rivals (e.g. Birchbox, Cult Beauty and Pharmac... Subscribe for more info >
2
Tesco’s UK and ROI like-for-likes rose 0.8% in the 13 weeks to 25 May, boosted by its Booker, merger at the beginning of the previous financial year. Despite th... Subscribe for more info >
3
Asda’s transformational merger with Sainsbury's was blocked by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) late April. Warning of an “increasingly challenging b... Subscribe for more info >
4
Sainsbury’s suffered a 1.6% drop in like-for-like sales in the 16 weeks to 29 June against a “tough market”. Total retail sales slipped back 1.2%, with a 3.1% d... Subscribe for more info >
5
In June, Superdrug posted that its total revenue increased by 3.3% to £1.3bn in 2018, on the back of 23 UK store openings, while like-for-like sales rose 1.4%.... Subscribe for more info >
6
Morrisons like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) rose by 2.3% over the 13 weeks to 5 May, with a 2.1% uplift from the wholesale division. Total sales were up by 2... Subscribe for more info >
7
Traditional players are attempting to tap into Millennials and Gen Z’s consciousness towards sustainability, particularly around plastics. In June, John Lewis a... Subscribe for more info >
8
In a bid to target sustainability, Holland & Barrett launched a vegan and plastic-free beauty range in July. The new ethical range Ethique is claimed to be the... Subscribe for more info >
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Following Debenhams’ collapse into a pre-pack administration in April with its lenders taking control, creditors approved a CVA a month later, which includes th... Subscribe for more info >
10
M&S’ UK sales dipped 1.8% to £9,440.7m in 2018/19, impacted by its store closure programme. The retailer did not breakout Health & Beauty sales. While boss Stev... Subscribe for more info >

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Source: Financial reports, Consumer Surveys, Retail Economics analysis

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