The Cosmetics and Toiletries Retailers industry has operated in challenging conditions during the past five years because it competes with operators from so many other industries. Supermarkets, chemists, department stores, discount retailers and e-tailers all sell cosmetics and toiletries, leaving industry firms with only 40% of the retail cosmetics market. The lingering effects of the economic downturn have meant that over the past five years many consumers have chosen mass-market rather than premium products, switched to the own-label products on offer from supermarkets or looked for cheap deals online.
This industry comprises companies that sell cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries in specialised retail outlets. Online-only retailers and chemists such as Boots are not included (see IBISWorld report G47.730).
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.