Fans of sticking grubby hands in make-up testers, we’ve got sad news indeed. Beloved health and beauty chain Boots is shutting a huge number of its shops. In a move to ‘consolidate the business’, the retailer plans to reduce its total number of shops in the UK from 2,200 to 1,900 by the end of 2023.
In other words, a whopping 300 Boots shops across the country could shut by the end of the year – and those closures really picked up pace this month. Wakefield’s Windhill Road and Upper Warrengate branches closed in the first week of October, while Kings Square in York and The Avenue, Warminster shuttered just last weekend (October 28)
After this year’s mass closures from Next, Wilko, Iceland, Clintons and M&S, this seems like yet another example of a massive, beloved UK chain struggling to keep its high-street presence going. Here is everything you need to know about Boots closures in the UK in 2023.
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Which Boots stores have been confirmed for closing?
It has been confirmed that these Boots stores will shut.
- Gorleston, Great Yarmouth - November
- High Row, Darlington - November 3
- Mudge Way, Plymouth - November 18
- Mount Pleasant, Exeter - November 18
- Front Street, Prudhoe - TBC
- Lurgan -TBC
Which stores have already closed?
Several Boots stores have already closed. They are:
- Church Street, Malvern
- Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff-on-Sea
- Heathside Road, Woking
- King William Street, London
- The Port Arcades Shopping Centre, Ellesmere
- Salford Shopping Centre, Greater Manchester
- University of East Anglia Campus
- Windhill Road, Wakefield
- Upper Warrengate, Wakefield
- Guildford Road, Woking
- Kings Square, York
- The Avenue, Warminster
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