Boots to shut more sites in weeks following string of closures – is your local going?

BOOTS is poised to close more sites in the weeks following a string of closures.

The health and beauty retailer is closing four more branches in October and November.


Boots to close more sites in weeks after a string of closures Credit: Alamy

It has already closed several stores in different locations last year.

This comes on top of six previously announced closures as part of wider plans to close a total of 300.

Boots did not confirm which stores would close when it first unveiled the plans in June.

Now The Sun can reveal the final four branch closures to be finalized by the end of November.

The first is their pharmacy in Uppingham Road, Leicester, which is closing its doors for the last time on October 13.

This will be followed by Boots in High Row, Darlington which closes on November 3.

Later in the month, Mount Pleasant’s Exeter branch will close its doors on November 18.

Another venue in Mudge Way, Plymouth will also close on the same day.

Here is the full list of Boots stores to close by the end of the year:

  • Windhill Road, Wakefield – 6 October
  • Upper Warrengate, Wakefield – 7 October
  • Glastonbury – October 13
  • Uppingham Road, Leicester – 13 October
  • Guildford Road, Woking – end of October
  • Gorleston, Great Yarmouth – November
  • High Row, Darlington – 3 November
  • Mudge Way, Plymouth – 18 November
  • Mount Pleasant, Exeter – 18 November
  • Front Street, Prudhoe – no date

A Boots spokesperson previously told The Sun: “We can confirm that the stores listed are part of Boots’ previously announced store consolidation programme.

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“All team members from these stores will be offered alternative roles.”

The stores that have already closed in 2023 are as follows:

  • Salford Shopping Centre, Greater Manchester – February 2023
  • Church Street, Malvern – 11 March
  • Port Arcades Shopping Centre, Ellesmere – 11th March
  • King William Street, London – June 2
  • Heathside Road, Woking – end of July
  • UEA campus – end of July
  • Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff – 1st August
  • Holywell, Flintshire (Wales) – August 26

Boots said in all cases there was an alternative store less than three miles away.

You can find your nearest boot shop using the locator on the website.

If your doctor is the nearest pharmacy, doctors should be able to tell you the next closest place to get prescriptions.

Affected team members have been offered opportunities at other stores in the local area.

Boots last closed more than 200 stores in 18 months of 2019.

Boots is not the only pharmacy chain to close its sites, earlier this year Lloyds closed all its sites within Sainsbury’s stores.

It has struggled with losses for several years and has closed 76 stores in 2022.

Retailers are feeling the pinch from the pandemic, while shoppers are cutting back on spending due to rising inflation.

High energy costs and the post-pandemic shift to online shopping are also taking their toll and many high street shops are struggling to stay in business.

Physical stores are also experiencing a lack of visitors due to consumer habits that are switching to online shopping.

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Recently, the cheap discounter Wilko fell into administration and announced that it will close all 400 stores by October.

In addition, the large supermarket with 2,800 seats will close two stores for good.

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Categories: Optical Illusion
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