On average, adults catch two to four common colds per year, so having a fully stocked medicine cupboard is a priority of most, especially during the winter. Although we can get colds and the flu all year round, the colder months are when sales for cold and flu medicine really take off. Controller for convenience at GSK, Stephen Davies, says “October onwards sees the strongest sales for cold and flu treatments”…So despite the golden quarter being the season of all things festive and sparkly, it’s also the time to make sure your shelves are stocked with plenty of wholesale cold and flu medicines to help your customers fight off the winter sniffles.
Feeling like your head is full of cotton wool is one of the most debilitating symptoms of a cold, and it can make it tough to concentrate on anything other than well, feeling rubbish! Luckily, we have a great range of wholesale cold treatments from top brands to help clear the airways… including the classic wholesale Lemsip Cold & Flu Lemon Sachets, plus Beechams Cold & Flu Hot Blackcurrant and All In One Tablets. And for instant relief, we also stock wholesale Olbas and Vicks Inhalers… your customers will be able to breathe easier in no time.
Coughs can be incredibly annoying, especially when they keep you up all night. But there’s no need for your customers to suffer in silence (although it won’t be silence if they have a hacking cough!). Our wholesale selection of cough medicines, from Covonia Chesty Cough and Dry & Tickly Cough, to Benylin Chesty Cough and Mucus Cough Max, will help to soothe and settle. Additionally, the medicine cabinet staple, Vicks Vapour Rub, is ideal for helping to suppress the need to clear your throat and is a family essential that your customers will always be stocking up on.
A sore throat is often the first tell-tale sign that a dreaded cold is on the way, and it can be incredibly uncomfortable. Arm your customers with wholesale Halls Soothers, Jakemans and Covonia Lozenges, and for throats that feel red raw… the ever-popular Strepsils in flavour such as Honey & Lemon, Menthol and Blackcurrant. Strepsils contain two antiseptic ingredients to combat sore throats and help your customers feel back to their normal selves.
To rid your customers of the pesky headaches and pains that often accompany colds and the flu, ensure your shop is abundant with painkillers. From basic but reliable wholesale ibuprofen and paracetamol, to branded painkillers from top brands such as Panadol and Nurofen. Display these everyday essentials by the tills and your customers are sure to add them to their baskets.
No matter how many precautions you take, catching a cold or the flu can be unavoidable, but you can soften the blow for your customers by stocking these wholesale cold and flu treatment must-haves. And seeing as the common cold is the ailment that we are most likely to treat at home, you would be missing a trick by not taking advantage of this market… stock up today!