Market Report, "Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Colombia", published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Mon Feb 02 2015

Over the review period, the competition within health and beauty retailers, in particular in chemists and parapharmacies intensified, and also faced additional pressures like the increasing presence of generic medicines, and the changes to the mandatory health plan that obliges to improve access to more medicines, as well as legislation aimed to regulate selling prices, have contributed to narrowing margins of chemists, more than of parapharmacies, as the former have an offer more concentrated on medicines. However, most players have adopted a strategy of widening the offer with more beauty and personal care products, stationery, and other services, and to create stronger networks by making alliances between small players that allow them to obtain more advantageous prices, as they improve their negotiating power.

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Competitive Landscape

Copidrogas from Cooperativa de Pequeños Droguistas Ltda remained as the top brand with 14% value share and a network of 5,200 chemists across the country. The strength of the company is supported in the negotiation power that the cooperative has in front of pharmaceutical laboratories, which allows competitive advantages that are transferred to its affiliates. In 2014, the company began a process of unification of the name under Farmacenter, as formerly the affiliates used the Copidrogas name and logo along with the name of the store. The change is aimed to project a more modern concept to its customers and gain greater visibility. For 2014, Copidrogas increased by 9% in current value sales.

Industry Prospects

Over the forecast period, health and beauty specialist retailers is expected to witness a CAGR of 2% in new outlets and a 3% value CAGR at constant 2014 prices. This growth will likely be generated mainly by chained drugstores/parapharmacies which plan to continue expanding in the country and other healthcare specialist retailers, mostly naturalist stores, and both are predicted to record an average yearly value increase of 5% and 6% respectively at constant 2014 prices.

Report Overview

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The Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in Colombia market research report includes:

* Analysis of key supply-side and demand trends

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