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Health And Beauty Sales Return To Growth In French Hypermarkets

Sales of pharmacy products (including health, beauty, etc.) in French hypermarkets and supermarkets returned to growth during the five weeks to 3 April 2016, a study has found, improving by 4.2 per cent in volume, and 1.6 per cent in terms of value.

The study was carried out by Iri, and commissioned by trade magazine LSA.

While all product categories – beauty, hygiene, baby SKUs, over-the-counter medications, and hair products – saw volume growth, the last two of these regressed slightly in value, by 1.4 per cent and 1.5 per cent respectively.

Beauty products grew the most in terms of volume (5.9 per cent), while hygiene products improved most significantly in terms of value (4.1 per cent).

© 2015 European Supermarket Magazine – your source for the latest retail news. Article by Peter Donnelly. To subscribe to ESM: The European Supermarket Magazine, click here.

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