Sales hit €433m at Boots Ireland as retailer enjoys post-Covid bounce

Revenues rose 14% at the company’s 90 Irish stores in 2021 as profits moved upwards

Boots is owned by Walgreens, the US pharmaceutical group, and paid out a dividend of €20.8 million in the year

The Irish unit of Boots, the pharmacy and cosmetic chain, reported a 14 per cent sales bump last year as pandemic curbs eased, with turnover reaching €433 million.

Accounts filed by the company, Boots Retail (Ireland) Limited, show its after-tax profits grew only marginally in the 2021 financial period despite the revenue spike, totalling €21.8 million after dipping to €20.8 million the previous year.

Turnover reached €433.4 million in the period, which ended on August ...