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January 14, 2015

Consumer Health in 2015 - Trends and Prospects for a Healthier World

Monica feldmanAnalyst Insight by Monica Feldman - Head of Consumer Health Research

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The year 2014 set up the stage for new market dynamics that will influence consumer health in 2015. Our newest preliminary findings for the full year 2014 will be formally published on 19 January 2015. In the meantime, we provide a snapshot preview of how Euromonitor International compares its previous estimates with our most recent research. Overall, the industry grew at a healthy pace of 2.4% in constant terms in 2014 from 2013 (5.6% current/nominal terms) at fixed exchange rates. Surprisingly, this growth is more than one percentage point lower from our previous estimates. The year 2014 brought some growth difficulties in the United States, the largest consumer health market accounting for an estimated 28% of global retail value in 2013. Tweet-ThisA weaker than usual cold/flu and allergy seasons earlier in the year dampened the high prospects of sales. At the same time US consumers shied a bit away from their high consumption of vitamins and dietary supplements in favour of functional/fortified food and beverages, and fresh healthy foods in general. The new global estimates of growth seem a little bit lower due to a slowing down in the economies of Brazil, China and Russia, and also to the fact that the US$ dollar gained strength in the second half of 2014 – Euromonitor International typically reports figures in US$. This is not to say that consumer health is no longer a bright spot since the industry continues to grow at a healthy pace. Rather this is a wake-up call for the industry to work on priorities, focus on relevant therapies, manage competitive threats, and selectively invest in geographies that will lead to the next stage of growth.

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December 31, 2014

Three Influential Trends in the OTC Remedies Market

2014 marks a highly eventful year for the US over-the-counter (OTC) remedies market. Among the most influential trends are the shifting competitive landscape as a result of mergers and acquisitions, the continued success of recovering brands post manufacturing disruptions leading to a decline in private label share, and prescription to OTC switches making a strong splash in the market and breathing life into what have been sluggish OTC categories.
 
Mark StrobelVideo features Mark Strobel - Consumer Health Analyst

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November 18, 2014

Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in the Asia Pacific Region: Is the Party Over?

Consumer health analyst Daniel Grimsey presented on vitamins and dietary supplements in the Asia Pacific region for the national conference of Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) in Sydney on October 30, 2014. Asking the pertinent question “Is the party over?”, Daniel outlined the key growth drivers for vitamins and dietary supplement sales in APAC, identified the star performers within the category and assessed the future direction for the consumer health in the Asia Pacific region. For more information, view the full presentation.

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November 10, 2014

Perrigo Co Plc Wins Race to Acquire Omega Pharma NV

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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As the curtains close on a year of unprecedented consolidation in the consumer health industry, another prized asset has been snatched up. Belgium’s Omega Pharma NV, which itself was taken private just two years previously, has agreed to be acquired by the Irish-American private label powerhouse Perrigo Co Plc. While the deal’s US$4.5 billion valuation pales in comparison to the GlaxoSmithKline-Novartis joint venture (scheduled for early 2015 completion) or Bayer’s US$14.2 billion acquisition of Merck & Co Inc’s consumer division in October, it nevertheless testifies to the ongoing attractiveness of the industry and the need to diversify portfolios across geographies and categories. While Perrigo’s purchase may mark the last significant deal of 2014, consolidation in consumer health is expected to continue well beyond the New Year.

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October 31, 2014

A Quick Look Around the World of Adult Systemic Analgesics

ChrisSchmidtAnalsyt Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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As one of the largest constituents of the over-the-counter (OTC) market, analgesics are a cornerstone of many top consumer health producers’ portfolios. The category is emerging from a tumultuous period marked by supply shocks, far-reaching regulatory changes, new competitive dynamics and demographic shifts that could all have substantial long-term effects on how consumers engage with the category. Looking forward, an understanding of the trends affecting the largest and fastest-growing markets will be essential to fully exploiting the category’s massive potential.

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October 21, 2014

Claves para descifrar el mercado de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios en América Latina

250_consumerHealthSpanish-v1.0El mercado global de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios está en auge y América Latina destaca por el dinamismo en la venta de estos productos. Se espera que el aumento en la demanda continúe, atrayendo mayor competencia y aumentando el valor de la industria a US$5,5 mil millones para el año 2018.

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Keys to Navigating the Vitamin and Dietary Supplement Market in Latin America

250_consumerHealth-v1.0The global vitamin and dietary supplement market is booming, and Latin America is at the forefront as one of the most dynamic consumer health markets. Increasing demand in the region is expected to continue, bringing strong competition and increasing the value of the industry to US$5.5 billion by 2018.

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Key Takeaways from SupplySide West 2014

ChrisSchmidtAnalyst Insight by Chris Schmidt - Consumer Health Analyst

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During the week of 6 October 2014 Euromonitor presented at SupplySide West, one of the nutrition industry’s most important global gatherings. This year’s exposition brought together more than 1,700 of the health ingredient industry’s leading companies, including formulators, manufacturers, laboratory experts and finished product producers. Euromonitor’s Consumer Health Analyst Chris Schmidt and Head of Health and Wellness Ewa Hudson delivered insights into sports nutrition and energy drinks, respectively. As in years past, SupplySide West provided a comprehensive overview of the industry’s most important trends and developments, including the product and market developments, new technologies and regulatory changes that are likely to drive the industry moving forward.

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September 30, 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at CPhI Worldwide

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Event Name: CPhI Worldwide

Date: 6-9th October, 2014

Location: Paris, France

Event Description: CPhI Worldwide hosts 2,500 exhibitors and 35,000 attendees from 140 countries. Meet face-to-face with international pharmaceutical companies, stay informed about the latest industry trends and remain one step ahead of a constantly changing pharmaceutical market.

Link: http://www.cphi.com/ 

Pre-Connect Congress: 6th October http://www.cphi.com/europe/agenda/pre-connect-congress

 

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September 4, 2014

Snapshots of GlaxoSmithKline’s Consumer Healthcare Division and Horlicks’ Sales

Hope.LeeAnalyst Insight by Hope Lee - Senior Beverages Analsyt

The bribery case in China and disappointing second-quarter results have put GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in the headlines again. The pharmaceutical giant was initially reported to be looking to spin off its Consumer Healthcare division and make it a stand-alone company – but GSK quickly denied any such plans. Simon Steel, GSK’s spokesman, later stated that GSK would not rule out the possibility of one day divesting the unit, but that it is not currently being considered, at least in the short term. The quick denial raised interest in the media and among analysts as to what exactly GSK plans to do with the consumer unit and a decision about the future of Horlicks in the long term.

 

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Consumer Health in 2015 - Trends and Prospects for a Healthier World

Three Influential Trends in the OTC Remedies Market

Vitamins and Dietary Supplements in the Asia Pacific Region: Is the Party Over?

Perrigo Co Plc Wins Race to Acquire Omega Pharma NV

A Quick Look Around the World of Adult Systemic Analgesics

Claves para descifrar el mercado de vitaminas y suplementos alimenticios en América Latina

Keys to Navigating the Vitamin and Dietary Supplement Market in Latin America

Key Takeaways from SupplySide West 2014

Euromonitor to Speak at CPhI Worldwide

Snapshots of GlaxoSmithKline’s Consumer Healthcare Division and Horlicks’ Sales