The Parapharmacy Market

Update 05/12/2019


1.1 Presentation and definition of the parapharmacy market

The parapharmacy market refers to all of the sales of care and hygiene products (for adults and babies), but also beauty, dietetics and food supplements, not requiring a medical prescription. It is also necessary to include small appliances such as rasps or electric toothbrushes.

The sale of these products is not necessarily carried out by traditional pharmacies or parapharmacies

The parapharmacy market has evolved considerably since its inception appearance in the 80s and the consumption of parapharmaceutical products has become more democratic by opening up to all modes of distribution pharmacies , specialty brands , parapharmacies and online sale .

This development was accompanied by a extension of the offer towards new territories of beauty such as the food supplements.

The east French market is growing and weighs several billion euros.



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