Amazon OTCs Likely A Worry For Retailers, A Remedy For Perrigo
Amazon introduced Basic Care line of cough, cold, allergy and digestive treatment OTCs developed in a partnership with Perrigo. The range could be a major threat to store brand and private label OTCs, though success may depend on whether consumers wait for Amazon deliveries or shop at stores.
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Amazon’s Solimo supplement and Basic Care OTC lines unlikely to expand much, says Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut. Still, brands are well positioned against retail private label competitors, as most products are priced lower than similar products by Walgreens and CVS.
E-commerce giant expands consumer health footprint in past six months with launches of generic OTC drug product lines at prices in some cases significantly undercutting competitors. Primary Health and SoundHealth OTC drugs range from a few dollars less to about half the cost of brand name equivalents.