Picture of health: The industry will benefit from rising health expenditure and per capita disposable income

The Health Stores industry has experienced strong expansion over the five years to 2018. However, mounting demand from online retailers and mass merchandisers has challenged industry operators to reinvent their niche as per capita disposable income and consumer sentiment steadily edge up. Over the five years to 2023, the industry is expected to exhibit steady growth at a slower pace. Per capita disposable income and consumer confidence are projected to increase as the economy strengthens, providing consumers with more discretionary funds for industry products. Additionally, growth in alternative medicine and the organic product market will stimulate health consciousness, which aids industry revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth in alternative medicine and the organic product market will stimulate demand
  • The industry has endured increasing competition from online sites and mass merchandisers
  • Households will be able to spend more freely on goods as unemployment declines
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Health Stores industry has experienced healthy growth over the five years to 2018. Consumers are increasingly purchasing this industry’s vitamin and mineral supplements, first-aid supplies, orthopedic equipment, convalescent care products and importantly, sports nutrition products. This is a result of an aging population, rising health expenditure and ongoing research and development for new products by upstream suppliers. However, rising external competition from e-commerce sites and mass merchandisers is placing pressure on industry operators and limiting revenue growth to an extent. In response, many operators have adopted hybrid business models, embracing e-commerce while also operating their brick and mortar establishments. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Health Stores Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Health Stores Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Per capita disposable income in the Health Stores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Health Stores Industry?

    This industry retails products designed to affect an individual’s general condition, such as nutritional supplement stores, convalescent and prosthetic supply stores and specialized medical supply stores. The industry excludes drug stores, pharmacies and optical goods stores, as well as perfume, cosmetics and beauty-supply stores.

    Industry Products
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Protein products
  • Other sports nutrition products
  • Dietary products
  • Food and drink
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing convalescent care products
  • Retailing first-aid products
  • Retailing orthopedic equipment
  • Retailing otological equipment
  • Retailing sports nutrition equipment
  • Retailing vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total health expenditure
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Adult obesity rate
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Healthy choices
  • Outside competition
  • Profit and growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health matters
  • Competition and obesity remain a threat
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Health Stores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Health Stores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling in Canada
  • Pharmaceuticals & Pharmacy Supplies Wholesaling in Canada
  • Vitamin & Supplement Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Protein products
  • Vitamin and mineral supplements
  • Dietary products
  • Other sports nutrition products
  • Food and drink
  • Chart: Health Stores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 40 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 to 64
  • Consumers aged 30 to 39
  • Consumers aged 65 and older
  • Consumers aged 29 and younger
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Health Stores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Health Stores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Health Stores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Health Stores Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Health Stores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total health expenditure (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A person recovering from an illness or operation.
  • Dietary Supplement
  • A product intended to provide missing or insufficient quantities of nutrients in a person's diet.
  • Orthopedics
  • A branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments.
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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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