What they sell
Boots.com Beauty Health and Pharmacy
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A Little About
History of Boots
Recent Boots HistoryThe company was renamed to Boots Pure Drug Company Ltd in 1888. By 1914, Boots the Chemist had 550 branches across the country and was continuing to grow. Jesse Boot was instrumental in transforming the company founded by his father into the retailer we recognise now. The majority shareholding of Boots the “Chemists to the Nation” was sold to American investors (United Drug Company of American) in 1920. In 1933 Boots came back into British ownership after difficult times in the states with The Great Depression. They have had many mergers and diversification over the years. The Boots Company merged with Alliance UniChem in 2006 to create Alliance Boots. In 2012, Walgreens purchased a 45% stake in Alliance Boots and in 2014 completed the acquisition and Boots became a subsidiary of the new company, Walgreens Boots Alliance in 2014. This was a bringing together of two like minded companies. Both with shared values and trusted healthcare and pharmaceutical wholesaling care.
How To Shop at Boots
Four Types of Boots Stores
Boots are the biggest health/pharmacy and beauty store chain in the UK. With just under 2,500 stores these come in four types.
Local pharmacy which are focussed on healthcare and making sure your medical prescriptions are in order. NHS Prescriptions can be delivered free of charge or collected from one of their many local pharmacies.
Then you have the beauty led stores usually in the smaller town centres. They stock the popular Boots brands like the award winning and immensely popular No7 collection. These Boots shops are also a destination for all your pharmacy and health needs.
Up next is the flagship stores selling the widest selection of products. For example, we will look at the Manchester based Boots flagship store. This Boots store is based on Market Street Manchester the centre for shopping. In-store services include the premium cosmetics and fragrance counters with the full range from Chanel perfumes to Clarins European luxury skin care for face and body shop. Pharmacy services are covered extensively in store these consist of a range vaccinations and jabs for flu, travel and other medical conditions. They also provide a private consultation room. Other in-store services are in line with a modern inclusive major store. Disable access is accessible along with disability toilets. A passport service is also offered along with a photo kiosk booth. You will additionally find the Boots Hearing care and Boots Opticians Services.
Boots have specialist travel stores you can find at airports. These will have all the last-minute essentials you may have forgotten for your travels.