Bulk and cut: Health consciousness trends have boosted revenue gains, despite slimming profit

The Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales industry has performed strongly over the past five years, growing by an annualised 6.6% over the five years through 2016-17. The industry has benefited from increasing health consciousness, as a growing number of consumers have been adopting a holistic approach to their health and wellbeing, driving demand for industry products. Increased knowledge of the benefits associated with using vitamins and dietary supplements products, and long-term population trends have also driven growth. For example, Australia's ageing population has benefited the industry, as consumers have been more proactive in managing the onset of age-related degenerative conditions...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$143m
Annual Growth 12-17
6.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
562
Businesses
144
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intense competition from supermarkets and pharmacies is pressuring the industry's performance
  • Increasing discretionary income levels have boosted demand for industry products
  • Competition from grocery and pharmacy channels will remain the largest threat to the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle, characterised by strong revenue growth, increasing participation and technological change. The industry's overall contribution to the economy (as measured by industry value added) is projected to grow at an annualised 4.6% over the ten years through 2021-22. This is considerably higher than projected growth in the overall Australian economy, with GDP forecast to grow at an annualised 2.5% over the same period. This outperformance relative to the economy is typical of the online retailing segment. Consumers are shifting to the online marketplace to take advantage of lower prices, increased choice and the convenience of shopping from home. Dem...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry are

  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Economies of scope
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health consciousness and Real household discretionary income in the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry?

    The industry includes specialist online retailers of vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. The industry also includes bricks-and-mortar vitamin and supplement retailers that also have an online presence, and vitamin and supplement manufacturers with direct ecommerce platforms.

    Industry Products
  • Health and wellbeing products
  • Sports nutrition products
  • Fitness and weight-loss products
  • Health foods
  • Industry Activities
  • Retail sale of vitamins and minerals
  • Retail sale of nutritional supplements
  • Retail sale of sports supplements
  • Providing advisory and consultative services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health consciousness
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Demand from gyms and fitness centres
  • Demand from online shopping
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores

  • Current Performance
  • Favourable social trends
  • Intensifying competitive forces
  • New strategies
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthier lifestyles
  • Threats
  • Growth drivers
  • Profit
  • Table: Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Health and wellbeing products
  • Sports nutrition products
  • Fitness and weight-loss products
  • Health foods
  • Chart: Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 31 to 50
  • Consumers aged 19 to 30
  • Consumers aged 51 to 70
  • Consumers aged 71 and over
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Grubie Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Grubie Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales 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 Online Vitamin and Supplement Sales Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Fitness And Weight Loss Products
  • These include fat burners, appetite suppressants, energy boosters and diet support, along with training gear and educational books.
  • Pure-Play Online Retailers
  • These are online retailers that trade purely online, without any physical retail stores.
  • Sports Supplements
  • Sports supplements include a range of liquid and powder-based supplements that are used during sports and training for muscle gain or weight loss.
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