Johnson & Johnson’s Sales Slide 11% During the Pandemic

Declines in medical devices and beauty products led the way

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J&J's pharmaceutical unit proved resilient even during the pandemic. Getty Images

Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide year-over-year sales declined 10.8% in the second quarter of 2020, as fewer consumers had elective surgery or opted to buy beauty products during the pandemic.

@hiebertpaul Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.