United Kingdom (UK) Health and Beauty Market Size, Trends, Consumer Attitudes and Key Players to 2027
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United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Report Overview
The United Kingdom health and beauty market size was GBP39.04 billion in 2022. The market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 2% during 2022-2027. As consumer confidence and spending recover in the forecast period, an upturn is anticipated in the non-essential categories, as consumers can invest once again in makeup and skincare that they forewent when under financial pressure.
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Outlook, 2022-2027 (GBP Billion)
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The United Kingdom Health & Beauty report offers a comprehensive insight into the health and beauty market in the United Kingdom (UK), analyzing the sector, the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes, as well as providing market forecasts till 2027.
|Market Size (2022)||GBP39.04 billion|
|Key Categories||· Health
|Key Distribution Channels||· Drug Stores and Health & Beauty Stores
· Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, and Hard Discounters
· Other Online Retail
· Online Specialists
· Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
· Value, Discount, and Variety Stores and General Merchandise Retail
|Leading Companies||· Boots
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United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Drivers
Inflation gives retailers an opportunity to expand their brand ranges and get an edge in the UK health and beauty market. As the cost-of-living crisis continues, consumers are trading down to cheaper alternatives. The essential nature of over-the-counter (OTC) medicine and feminine hygiene products provides retailers with opportunities to expand their brand ranges to limit the need for shoppers to visit competitors for substitutes. Additionally, retailers should expand their brand ranges to include a wider variety of highest-growth categories such as cosmetics and skincare.
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Segmentation by Categories
The key categories in the United Kingdom’s health and beauty market are health and beauty. In 2022, the health category dominated the United Kingdom’s health and beauty market.
Prescriptions & optical was the leading sub-category in the health market, while the beauty category was led by the skincare sub-category in the UK market in 2022.
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Analysis by Categories, 2022 (%)
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United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Segmentation by Distribution Channels
The key distribution channels in the United Kingdom health and beauty market are drug stores and health & beauty stores, hypermarkets & supermarkets, and hard discounters, other online retail, online specialists, convenience stores and gas stations, value, discount, and variety stores, and general merchandise retail, and others. In 2022, drug stores and health & beauty stores was the leading distribution channel.
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Analysis by Distribution Channels, 2022 (%)
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United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market – Competitive Landscape
Some of the leading companies in the United Kingdom health and beauty market are Boots, Tesco, ASDA, Aldi, and Superdrug among others. In 2022, Boots dominated the United Kingdom health and beauty market in terms of value share. Boots achieved stronger growth than the market.
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Market Analysis by Companies, 2022 (%)
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Segments Covered in the Report
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Categories Outlook (Value, GBP Billion, 2017-2027)
United Kingdom Health and Beauty Distribution Channels Outlook (Value, GBP Billion, 2017-2027)
- Drug Stores and Health & Beauty Stores
- Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, and Hard Discounters
- Other Online Retail
- Online Specialists
- Convenience Stores and Gas Stations
- Value, Discount and Variety Stores and General Merchandise Retail
The UK Health & Beauty report offers a comprehensive insight into the health and beauty market in the UK, analyzing the sector, the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes, as well as providing market forecasts out to 2027.
- The UK health & beauty market is forecast to maintain momentum as inflation drives growth.
- Boots extends its lead over rivals as it outperforms the market.
- Value for money and quality are the most important purchase drivers, with sustainability also an important consideration for young consumers.
Reasons to Buy
- Using our five-year forecasts to 2027, learn which areas of the health and beauty market will be the fastest performing to enable focus and investment in these winning product areas.
- Understand how drivers of health and beauty purchases, such as range, price, and quality, vary in importance among different demographics to maximize sales potential.
- Use our in-depth analysis and forecasts to understand current trends in health & beauty subcategories, such as over-the-counter medicine.
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Table of Contents
Growth in the health & beauty market to be driven by inflation, as volumes take a hit
Beauty driving growth in the market as non-essential subcategories are forecast to bounce back by 2027
Boots continues to dominate the market as its own brand offer and loyalty scheme retains consumer demand during the cost-of-living crisis
Key Trends: Product sustainability is the leading trend supporting health & beauty purchases
Key Trends: Personalised products and services are vital to retailer appeal
Key Trends: Consumers rely on beauty trends and reviews seen on social media
Key Trends: Enhancing online platforms remains vital for health & beauty retailers
Strategies for success
MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS
Five year growth 2017-2027
Market size, 2017-2027
Market growth drivers, 2019-2026
CATEGORY PERFORMANCE AND FORECASTS
Key category trends
Health & Beauty categories
Market by category %, 2017-2027
Category segment value and forecast, 2021 & 2026
CHANNEL PERFORMANCE AND FORECASTS
Online market, 2017-2027
Channel growth, 2017-2027
Market by channel, 2021 and 2026
Channel value and forecast, 2021 and 2026
REVENUE AND MARKET SHARES OF TOP 10 PLAYERS
Top 10 retailers, 2022
Market shares of the top 10 retailers
Top 20 most visited and purchased from retailers for Health & Beauty, 2023
Health & Beauty competitor overlap, 2023
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: PROFILES OF LEADING PLAYERS
COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE: RETAILERS TO WATCH
Retailers to watch: Sephora
Retailers to watch: Oh My Cream
Retailers to watch: Huel
Key consumer trends
Health & Beauty penetration and profile
Health & Beauty category penetration
Health & Beauty channel usage
Health & Beauty purchase frequency
Health & Beauty consumer drivers
Health & Beauty loyalty schemes
METHODOLOGY, DEFINITIONS AND CONTACTS
Frequently asked questions
What was the size of the United Kingdom health and beauty market in 2022?
The health and beauty market in the United Kingdom was valued at GBP39.04 billion in 2022.
What is the growth rate of the United Kingdom health and beauty market?
The United Kingdom health and beauty market is expected to record a CAGR of more than 2% during 2022-2027.
Which was the leading distribution channel in the United Kingdom health and beauty market?
In 2022, drug stores and health & beauty stores was the leading distribution channel.
Who are the leading companies in the United Kingdom's health and beauty market?
Some of the leading companies in the United Kingdom’s health and beauty market are Boots, Tesco, ASDA, Aldi, and Superdrug among others.
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