Walgreens Boots Alliance news

08 September 2022
Boots plans to launch an online marketplace on in Spring 2023, while the retailer has also released a new affordable range of ‘everyday’ essentials with products priced at £1.50 or less. Expanding its digital offering Boots will launch an online marketplace to enable third-party brands of any size to list their products on Boots’ online platform. The marketplace launch is planned for spring...
02 September 2022
Boots UK reported a slight decline in total sales, of 2.3%, in its 2021 fiscal year, following on from a contraction of 10.8% in 2020. However, its operating profit improved by £253m, seeing it generate a profit of £8m in the year. Less impact from COVID-19 accounts for better performance Boots UK’s revenue decreased by 2.3% to £5.8 bn for the year ending 31 August 2021. On a like-for-lik...
25 August 2022
Boots is expanding its partnership with Deliveroo to 125 stores across the UK. Expansion follows successful trial Following a successful trial in 14 stores , Boots is rolling out the rapid delivery service to 125 stores across the UK. The service will be available in new cities such as Belfast, Bristol, Glasgow and Manchester. For regions that were part of the trial, including Birmingham, ...
28 June 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) will retain ownership of its Boots and No 7 Beauty company. The decision was announced after no potential buyers could make an offer that ‘adequately reflected’ the valuation of the business. Challenging times has led to WBA’s decision to keep Boots UK The group concluded, after a thorough review that began in January 2022, to retain Boots and No 7 Beauty...
26 April 2022
Dada’s autonomous delivery open platform helps offline stores improve efficiency and reduce costs of delivery at the 415 Intra-City Shopping Festival in China. A smart delivery solution empowers quick commerce Dada Group, a leading platform for local on-demand retail and delivery in China, partnered with JD.com, China's leading one-stop ecommerce platform, to organize the 415 Intra-City S...
17 February 2022
Boots has brought back affordable beauty brand, 17 featuring a brand-new look and feel and sold exclusively at Boots. It also introduced a new tool to make online shopping more inclusive and accessible. Relaunching affordable beauty amidst the rising pressure of inflation The health and beauty retailer announced the relaunch of the budget-friendly beauty brand 17 from this February. The ...
20 January 2022
Boots UK announced the launch of its Boots Price Advantage programme, offering exclusive discounts for its Advantage Card holders.   Boosting savings for its loyalty scheme members Boots UK is offering its Boots Advantage Card members special prices across 150 selected products every month. The programme is launching nationwide, across 2,000 stores in the UK. The exclusive prices will be...
13 January 2022
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) reported strong group performance in the first quarter of its financial year 2022. Total sales increased by 7.8%, 7.6% on a constant basis to US$33.9 bn (Q1 2021: US$36.3 bn).  This was driven by COVID-19 vaccination and testing program and a surge in online sales. Commenting on the results, chief executive officer, Rosalind Brewer highlighted, “ First quarter resul...
08 December 2021
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is suggested to be looking to sell Boots in 2022 for up to £5 bn. According to reports, WBA has employed Goldman Sachs as advisors to explore options for Boots, with suggestions this could lead to a sale or IPO of the business. WBA priorities to focus on Walgreens’ US operations In October 2021, WBA announced changes to its strategic priorities, putting its ...
18 November 2021
Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons are the latest UK retailers to launch their Christmas adverts. These highlight the joys of celebrating Christmas with family and friends, which was a challenge in 2020. Tesco Tesco has taken a fun approach with its Christmas advert, spotlighting a woman with a ‘Nothing’s Stopping Us’ attitude this Christmas. It offers a humorous perspective to the ch...