Tuesday October 20, 2020

Boots stamps a bigger footprint

Pharmacy giant Boots is continuing its expansion programme by capitalising on lower costs and by carefully choosing its locations, writes Philip Connolly.

29th September, 2012
Debbie Smith, managing director of Boots Ireland: 'In the last few years we have had the opportunity for the right rent deals and the right locations.' Photo: Tony O'Shea

Over the past few years, retail units with their shutters permanently down have become a common sight in many shopping centres and streets, yet some companies are bucking the market trend. One of them is Boots Ireland.

The pharmacy and beauty retailer has opened five new stores this year as part of an ongoing expansion, including a new flagship store in Blanchardstown which opened earlier this month, creating 30 full- and part-time jobs.

Since opening its...

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