The Russian Feminine Care Market: What Consumers Use and Why?




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Product Synopsis

This report provides the results for the Feminine Care market in Russia from Canadeans unique, highly detailed study of consumers Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) consumption habits, and forms part of an overall series covering all CPG product markets. Its coverage includes, but is not limited to, consumption behaviors, the extent to which consumer trends influence their consumption, the value of the market these trends influence, and brand and private label choices as well as retailer choices in organized sector. Much of this information can also be analyzed by specific consumer groups, providing hard and fast data on consumers and markets at the product category level.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?

Marketers in the Feminine Care market face a major challenge. Understanding market size and segmentation is valuable, but the key to effective targeting is knowing just how valuable specific consumer groups are, and being able to quantify the impact of consumer trends. This data report solves these problems by providing survey-based data on consumer trends and consumer groups, and market data that shows the exact size of consumer groups, how much of the Feminine Care market they account for, and which consumer trends drive their behavior.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?

As consumer confidence increases proportionally to economic recovery, consumer trends will be directly affected. Since the global financial crisis of 20082009 the organized retail market has been characterized by an increase in the amount of discounted and own-brand products. Most Feminine Care products such as Sanitary Pads, Internal Cleansers, Pantiliners and Shields, Tampons, and Disposable Razors and Blades are considered essential items and therefore consumption patterns have not been comparatively affected. As economic and market recovery continues over 2012, consumption patterns will record a positive trend in both the Medium and Heavy frequency bands and the amount of Non-users should decrease.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?

Consumers uptake of products and the influence of consumer trends are fundamental causes of change in markets making knowing what these trends are and the extent of their influence crucial. The survey-based data provided in this report examines over 20 consumer trends that affect the market and examines the share of consumption across 26 consumer groups. This data provides a detailed insight into exactly who the consumer is and just how much impact the latest consumer trends are having.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?

The data provided is unique in the market as it tracks consumer behavior through to its actual value impact on a product market. This provides readers with a unique data analysis of the market, allowing marketing tactics and strategy to be updated in line with the very latest consumer behaviors.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Consumer data, based upon proprietary surveys and then consumer group tracking and modeling for the following specific categories: Sanitary Pads, Internal Cleansers, Pantiliners and Shields, Tampons, and Disposable Razors and Blades.
  • Detailed consumer segmentation covering over 26 consumer groups, 20 consumer trends, and consumption frequency for each product category.
  • Consumer penetration for brands and private labels, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.
  • Unique retailer choice data at the product category level in organized sector, based upon the original survey and then subsequent consumer tracking and modeling.

Key Market Issues

  • Consumption frequency analysis reveals that 42% of female Russian Early Young Adults are heavy consumers of internal cleansers, compared to only a quarter of Mid-Lifers and 17% of Older Consumers. As consumption frequency steadily declines as consumers get older, marketing planners will be keen to target campaigns at younger consumers.
  • The most common Tampon consumption frequency is Light, with few Medium and Heavy users across all age groups. Consumption is highest among Older Young Adults. As such, suppliers should analyze the reasons behind the higher consumption frequency in this age group and target their products accordingly.
  • Consumption frequency analysis reveals that half of Russian Pre-Mid-Lifers are Heavy frequency consumers of Sanitary Pads compared to one-third of Older Consumers. This is primarily due to onset of the menopause.

Key Highlights

  • Market valuation reveals that Sanitary Pads account for over half of the total sales of Feminine Care products in Russia. This is followed by Pantiliners& Shields, Womens Disposable Razors and Blades, and Tampons. Internal Cleansers have the lowest value share of 5%.
  • Feminine Care product categories except Sanitary Pads and Internal Cleansers, where private labels penetration is 8% and 5%respectively.Russias fragmented organized retail market is one reason for this low penetration, with private label sales typically higher in mature, concentrated retail markets in organized retail sector.This sentence makes no sense, please re-write
  • Behavioral trend analysis reveals that Russian female population attaches high importance to quality Feminine Care products. Moreover, as an increasing number of Russian women have entered the workforce, Feminine Care products are purchased to complement increasingly busy lifestyles.