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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Health & Personal Care Stores

Overview: the U.S. Health & Personal Care Stores Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Health & Personal Care Stores: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Health & Personal Care Stores industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Frozen Foods, Including Packaged Foods Sold In A Frozen State

Dairy Products & Related Foods, Including Milk, Cheese, Butter, Yogurt, Eggs.

Bakery Products Not Baked On The Premises, Excluding Frozen

Ice Cream & Other Frozen Dairy Products

All Other Groceries & Food Items

Candy, Prepackaged Cookies, & Snack Foods

Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks & Other Nonalcoholic Beverages

Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer

Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, & Smokers' Accessories, Excluding Sales From Vending Machines Operated By Others

Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics


Nonprescription Medicines

Vitamins, Minerals, & Other Dietary Supplements

Cosmetics, Including Face Cream, Make-Up, Perfumes & Colognes.

Hearing Aids & Supplies

Personal Hygiene Supplies

Health Aids & Home Healthcare Equipment

Household Soaps, Detergents, Cleaners, & Cleaning Supplies

Household Soaps, Detergents, & Cleaners

Paper & Related Products, Including Paper Towels, Toilet Tissue, Wraps, Bags, Foils.

Paper & Plastic Tableware

Gift Wrap, Gift Bags, & Tissue Paper

Paper Towels, Napkins, Toilet & Facial Tissue, & Food Wraps, Bags, Foils & Other Related Products

Women's, Juniors', & Misses' Wear, Including Accessories

Costumes & Unisex Clothing

Footwear, Including Accessories

Small Household Appliances & Personal Care Appliances

TV, DVD/Blu-Ray Players & Recorders, Camcorders, Portable Video Players, E-Book Readers, DVDs, Blu-Ray Discs.

Audio Equipment, Musical Instruments (New & Used), Radios, Audio Electronic Components, CDs, Records, Tapes, Audio Books, Sheet

Kitchenware & Home Furnishings

Books, Including E-Books

Photographic Equipment & Supplies

Toys, Hobby Goods, & Games

Toys, Including Wheel Goods

Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses.

Prescription Eyeglasses

Contact Lenses

Nonprescription Eyeglasses & Sunglasses

All Other Optical Goods & Accessories

Hardware, Tools, & Plumbing & Electrical Supplies

Lawn, Garden, & Farm Equipment & Supplies

Pets, Pet Foods, & Pet Supplies

All Other Merchandise

Stationery Products

Office, School, & Packaging Supplies

Greeting Cards, Calendars, Maps, Road Atlases

Magazines & Newspapers

Nonautomotive Batteries

Souvenirs & Novelty Items

Seasonal Decorations

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

All Other Merchandise, Excluding Lottery Ticket Sales/Commissions

All Nonmerchandise Receipts

Receipts From Photofinishing Performed By This Estab

Rental Of Medical/Convalescent Equipment

Fees From Eye Examinations

All Other Nonmerchandise Receipts

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Health & Personal Care Stores Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Health & Personal Care Stores companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Health & Personal Care Stores company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Health & Personal Care Stores industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Health & Personal Care Stores measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 2%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations 35%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners 13%
Pharmacists 12%
Pharmacists 12%
Health Technologists and Technicians 22%
Health Practitioner Support Technologists and Technicians 19%
Pharmacy Technicians 19%
Sales and Related Occupations 43%
Supervisors of Sales Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Sales Workers 7%
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers 7%
Retail Sales Workers 35%
Cashiers 19%
Cashiers 19%
Retail Salespersons 16%
Retail Salespersons 16%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 10%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Health & Personal Care Stores Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Small World Trading trademarks "EVERYONE FOR EVERY MAN" - Body wash; Hand lotions; Shaving preparations; Body lotion; Facial lotion; Hair shampoo - 03/03/2018
  • Vision Group trademarks "CATARACT VISION INSTITUTE" - Eye care services - 03/03/2018
  • Glossier trademarks "PLAYROOM" - scented body lotions and creams, scented body spray, bath bombs, oils for perfumes and scents, scented oils, cosmetic skin fresheners, air fragrancing preparations, air fragrance reed diffusers, scented room sprays, scented linen sprays, scented fabric refresher spray, fabric and textile deodorants, deodorizing products - 03/03/2018
  • Ariad Pharmaceuticals patents Crystalline Forms Of 5-chloro-n4-[-2-(dimethylphosphoryl) Phenyl]-n2-{2-methoxy-4-[4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl) Piperidin-1-yl] Pyrimidine-2,4-diamine - 02/08/2018
  • Aidance Skincare & Topical Solution patents Silver Oxide Formulations - 02/01/2018
  • Intact Vascular patents Delivery Device And Method Of Delivery - 01/04/2018
  • QMES Holdings raises $2 million in funding. - 11/30/2017
  • LYV Life raises $1 million in funding. - 10/24/2017
  • Health Warrior raises $2 million in funding. - 10/11/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Ariad Pharmaceuticals85
    Viamet Pharmaceuticals45

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • How Companies Learn Your Secrets - Most shoppers don’t buy everything they need at one store. Instead, they buy groceries at the grocery ... to understanding not just consumers’ shopping habits but also their personal habits, so as to more efficiently market to them. (10/24/2017)
    • Report: Donald Trump Will Order Military to Begin Discriminating Against Trans Troops Within Six Months - The total cost of providing adequate medical care to the US’ estimated 1,320-6,600 trans service members would cost $2.4-8.4 million annually out of the military’s $6.27 billion health care budget, the WSJ reported, citing a 2016 Rand Corp study. (08/24/2017)
    • How to Handle a Flirty Professor - Keep in mind, I’m not a therapist or any other kind of health professional—just a guy who’s willing ... He calls you by your nickname when you didn’t ask him to, he takes care to notice your appearance—and keep track of it—and he makes comments ... (08/22/2017)
    • Pharma, drug store ordered to stop dengue immunization services - as such activities could pose “a potential health hazard to the consuming public.” The FDA asked Sanofi Pasteur Inc. and Watson’s Personal Care Stores to explain why administrative and criminal cases should not be filed against them for conducting ... (05/06/2017)
    • Amazon India adds toys, baby products, personal and health care stores - Amazon India today launched three new stores that cater to baby products, toys and games, and personal care and health appliances store. This brings the total number of stores to 11 after Amazon India Amazon India today launched three new stores that cater ... (09/12/2013)
    • I Have Seen the Future of Retail - You check in here at their clinic to get your health care needs ... a regular drug store but much more extensive. Then in the corner there are tables where they do manicures! Again, a perfect blend of traditional retail functions with personal services ... (04/03/2013)
    • 10 shocking medical mistakes - Consequences: Patients get sicker while waiting for care. • Prevention: Doctors listen to other ... Example case: Erin Cook Do you have a personal story to tell about a medical mistake? Share it in the comments section below. (06/09/2012)
    • Research and Markets: 2010 U.S. Other Health & Personal Care Stores Industry Report - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "2010 U.S. Other Health & Personal Care Stores Industry Report" report to their offering. The U.S. Health ... (06/03/2010)
    • A family's year of 'buying black' - She and her husband, John, travel 18 miles to a health food store in Chicago for vitamins, supplements and personal care products. They drive some distance for gasoline too. The reason? They want to help solve what they call "the crisis in the black ... (03/10/2009)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $11,033,335 on Health & Personal Care Stores. It has awarded 651 contracts to 138 companies, with an average value of $79,952 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Health & Personal Care Stores to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Health & Personal Care StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Pharmacies & Drug Stores Competing industry
    Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry
    Discount Department Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics are less than those from Health & Personal Care Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Drugs, Health Aids, Beauty Aids, Including Cosmetics Product Sales Report

    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Health & Personal Care StoresOpportunity/Threat
    Pharmacies & Drug Stores Competing industry
    Mail-Order Houses Competing industry
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores Competing industry
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Prescriptions are less than those from Health & Personal Care Stores. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Prescriptions sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Prescriptions Product Sales Report

    Cosmetics, Including Face Cream, Make-Up, Perfumes & Colognes
    Cosmetics, Including Face Cream, Make-Up, Perfumes & Colognes Product Sales Report

    Health Aids, Including First-Aid Prod; Foot Prod; Ortho Equip;
    Health Aids, Including First-Aid Prod; Foot Prod; Ortho Equip; Product Sales Report

    Nonprescription Medicines
    Nonprescription Medicines Product Sales Report

    Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses
    Optical Goods, Including Eyeglasses, Contact Lenses, Sunglasses Product Sales Report

    Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer
    Packaged Liquor, Wine, & Beer Product Sales Report

    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks
    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks Product Sales Report

    Seasonal Decorations
    Seasonal Decorations Product Sales Report

    Soaps, Detergents, & Household Cleaners
    Soaps, Detergents, & Household Cleaners Product Sales Report

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