Boots warns shoppers 43 stores across UK will close 'by October'

Boots has issued an update over store closures as 43 more shops look set to shut for good. The pharmacy giant and chemist retailer, which is a high street staple across the country and operates stores in Birmingham, is set to shut a swathe of sites.

Boots has revealed to The Sun that 257 stores have now shut - and the remaining 43 shops will close by the beginning of October. Boots will reduce its number of shops from around 2,200 to just 1,900.

At the time of the announcement back in June last year, Boots' owner Walgreens Boots Alliance said: "Evolving the store estate in this way allows Boots to concentrate its team members where they are needed and focus investment more acutely in individual stores with the ambition of consistently delivering an excellent and reliable service in a fresh and up to date environment."

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Boots has never given a full list of the 300 stores closing. But some of the locations where branches that have gone for good iclude Pool, Cornwall as well as in Cambrone, Cornwall and also Redruth, Cornwall and also Wood Street, Swindon, Wiltshire and also Clifton, Yorkshire.

Other branches shutting include Cliftonville, Kent and also Pemberton, Wigan as well as Littlehampton, West Sussex and Hough Lane, Layland, Lancashire. Other branches closing include Front Street, Prudhoe, Rhos on Sea, Wales, Colwyn Bay, Wales, Portland Walk, Barrow and Gestridge Road, Teignbridge.

Other branches closing include Caerleon Road, Newport, Chepstow Road, Newport, Carlyon Road, St Austell, Cornwall and St Blazey, Cornwall as well as Lurgan, Chard Road, Plymouth, Mannamead Road, Plymouth, Claremont Street, Plymouth, Heathside Road, Woking and UEA campus.

Other branches closing are Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff, Holywell, Flintshire (Wales), Windhill Road, Wakefield, Upper Warrengate, Wakefield, Glastonbury as well as Uppingham Road, Leicester, Guildford Road, Woking and Kings Square, York.

Warminster, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth and High Row, Darlington are also being closed alongside Mudge Way, Plymouth, Mount Pleasant, Exeter and Kirkby Ashfield.