Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling industry plays an essential role in distributing goods to downstream cosmetics and toiletry retailers. Products distributed include cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries, soaps and detergents. Wholesalers obtain products from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute them to retail outlets including pharmacies, department stores, supermarkets and specialty cosmetics retailers.
Over the five years through 2012-13, the industry is expected to post moderate gains with revenue growing at an annualised 1.3%. This reflects the existence of favourable underlying social, economic and demographic variables, the benefits of which were then partially offset by restrained consumer expenditure patterns... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry location patterns tend to be skewed towards Australia's eastern seaboard, with New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland accounting for over 80% of industry locations. This reflects the nation's economic and population distribution, the spread of its downstream customer base and the location of upstream cosmetic, toiletry, soap and detergent manufacturers.
This geographic spread pattern has remained relatively static in recent times despite the ongoing consolidation processes characterising the upstream manufacturing segment as well as the changing face of the downstream retail sector... purchase to read more