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Welcome to Boots

For over 160 years, our people at Boots have been committed to developing & providing the very best Health and Beauty products & solutions for our customers

Alex Gourlay, Chief Executive

Welcome to Boots, the UK's leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer with over 160 years of fantastic heritage - and now we're available to you

Ever since we set up our first store being at the forefront of new product development and helping our customers with their health and beauty needs has meant everything to us - and we're proud to welcome you as one of them.

Boots around the world

We have been bringing our products to customers all over the world for 10 years now, through retail stores in Thailand, Norway, Ireland and the Netherlands; franchised Boots stores in The Gulf; and concessions in countries including the US, Canada, Hong Kong and Romania. All in all, we have a presence in over 20 countries and this number is growing.

The launch of International and means that Boots products are now available online to everyone in the EU and the Republic of Ireland for the first time.

Our History

By keeping prices down, whilst maintaining the purity and quality of what we sell, we have ensured the permanency of our trade

Jesse Boot, 1904

Our company was founded by the Boot family, back in the 1800s. Young Jesse Boot grew up helping out in his family's herbalist shop.

At age 21 he became a partner, by 1877 he'd taken sole ownership, and in 1888 he renamed the company 'Boots'.

We still adhere to Jesse's principles of quality products and value for all customers.


Timeline Boots throgh the ages

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