Boots Case Analysis : Boots Essay

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Boots Ltd
Boots is a limited company here in the United Kingdom that was founded in 1849. Around 167 years ago by John Boots with its Headquarters in Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Boots operates a number of stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the High streets and shopping centres, where it employs around 70,000 in the United Kingdom and around 19,000 in Ireland.
Boots is the biggest retail company in pharmacy, health and beauty industry with over 2500 stores in the United Kingdom. However, in 2006 the company’s former parent the Boots Company PLC merged with Alliance UniChem to form Alliance Boots. In 2007 Alliance Boots was bought by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Stefano Pessina and they took the company, with its headquarters to Switzerland.
In 2012, Walgreens, the giant USA drug company invested 4.3 billion in cash and shares to a acquire a 45% stake in Alliance Boots and as a result it became a subsidiary of the new company Walgreens Boots Alliance where they sell medicine, beauty products, health, optician and hearing services to the public.
According to the Annual report of 2010/2011, Boots operates in more than 25 countries employing more than 155,500 members of staff and dispensing more than 250 million items each year. Their operations are in:
- Flagship stores with offers of the widest range of products and services.
- Local pharmacy – Community stores that focuses on Healthcare
- Health and beauty – convenience and high street stores
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