Research and Markets: Toiletries Market Update 2014 Research Report

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Toiletries Market Update 2014" report to their offering.

This Market Report Plus examines the toiletries market in the UK. For the purpose of this report, the market has been segmented into the following five sectors: skincare products, hair care products, personal wash and bathroom products, oral care products, and shaving products (both men and women). The authors estimate that the overall value of the retail market grew by 2.3% in 2013.

In comparison to other industries such as financial services, construction and property, the impact of the global recession was not nearly as harmful to the toiletries market. Many toiletry items such as shampoo, shower gels, deodorants, etc. are viewed to be necessities as opposed to luxuries, and sales of such products have, therefore, remained steady throughout the downturn.

The economic downturn did, however, alter the status quo of consumers' buying preferences and behaviour. The squeeze on household disposable income, and the need for consumers to economise, meant that many consumers opted to trade down from their usual purchases, instead choosing cheaper products. While this has been beneficial for discount retailers and brands, it has come at the expense of premium brands and higher-end retailers, who were forced to offer bargains with weak profit margins in order to remain competitive within the market. As a result, the choice of toiletry products and their distribution is now more diversified than ever before.

In theory, economic recovery, rising wages and lower inflation will allow the consumers who traded down to return to their pre-recession spending habits, giving a boost to higher-priced and premium products within the market.

The combination of steady population growth, an improving economy, investment in new product development (NPD), a wider choice of products and the rising popularity of anti-aging and male grooming products mean that the UK toiletries market will maintain growth for the foreseeable future.

Key Topics Covered:


Hot Points

Executive Summary

Market Definition

Report Coverage

Market Sectors

Market Trends

Economic Trends

Market Position

The Total Market

By Market Sector

Overseas Trade

Recent History

Number Of Companies


Regional Variations In The Marketplace


How Robust Is The Market?


Key Trade Associations

The Marketplace

Market Leaders - Manufacturers

Market Leaders - Retailers

Outside Suppliers

Marketing Activity


Most Valuable Brands

Leading Brands By Sector

Companies Mentioned

- AS Watson Group

- Avon Products Inc

- Beiersdorf AG

- Colgate-Palmolive

- Estée Lauder Inc

- L'Oréal SA

- Mary Kay Inc

- Proctor and Gamble Company

- PZ Cussons

- Unilever PLC

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Personal Care, Cosmetics


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Personal Care, Cosmetics