Analgesics, Cough/Cold Remedy Shipments to C-Stores on the Rise

Published in CSP Daily News

Distributor Data: OTC Shipments

Calendar year 2013

Shipments in 2013 of OTC items from McLane rose in some segments—analgesics, cold/cough/allergy and baby food—but fell for stomach remedies, vitamin and energy supplements and shooters.

SegmentAvg. shipments per store per week (in dollars)Avg. shipments per store per week (dollar growth)PCYA
Analgesics$13.85$1.8815.7%
Analgesics single/multidose$12.97-$0.68-5.0%
Total analgesics$26.82$1.204.7%
Cough/cold/allergy$14.09$1.189.1%
Lozenges$7.67-$0.06-0.8%
Cough/cold/allergy-single/multi dose$4.30$0.6116.6%
Total cough/cold/allergy$26.06$1.737.1%
Stomach remedies$4.29-$0.35-7.6%
Stomach rolls$3.85-$0.28-6.9%
Stomach remedies-singles/multi dose$2.79$0.2811.1%
Total stomach remedies$10.94-$0.36%-3.2%
Vitamin/energy/supplement shooters$57.26-$4.27-7.0%
Vitamins/supplements$6.91-$1.46-17.4%
Vitamins/supplments-singles/multi dose$0.22-$0.03-10.8%
Total vitamins/supplements$64.38-$5.76-8.2%
Baby food/formula$1.21$0.109.1%
Baby care$1.02$0.00-0.4%
Total baby$2.23$0.104.6%

Source: McLane Co.

McLane Co.

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