Leading first aid tape/bandage brands in the U.S. 2019

Private label first aid tape, bandages, gauze, and cotton generated 381.1 million U.S. dollars in sales in the United States in 2019, more than any individual name brand in that product category. The leading name brand in the United States was Band-Aid with about 168 million U.S. dollars in sales.

First Aid Kits in the United States

First aid kits are an essential part of any home or office, and while they are not difficult to assemble as a DIY project, there are many ready-made first aid kits available on the market. As with first aid bandages and gauze, private label first aid kits had the highest share of dollar sales in that market, at 26.8 percent in 2018. Johnson & Johnson first aid kits had a slightly lower share of the market at 26.3 percent in that year.

3M Company Key Facts

3M is an American company best known for its adhesive products; it also produces the third most popular brand of first aid tape in the United States, 3M Nexcare. As of April 18, 2019, 3M was the world’s largest conglomerate in terms of market value. 3M’s health care segment was one of the largest segment that the company operates, based on annual sales.

Dollar sales of the leading first aid tape/bandage/gauze/cotton brands in the United States in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)*

BrandSales in million U.S. dollars
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Release date

August 2019


United States

Survey time period

52 weeks ended June 16, 209

Supplementary notes

* For total U.S. multi-outlet (supermarkets, drug stores, mass market retailers, military commissaries and select club and dollar retail chains) for the 52 weeks ended June 16, 2019.

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