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Our Group at a glance

Alliance Boots is a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers.

Working in close partnership with manufacturers and pharmacists, we are committed to improving health in the local communities we serve and helping our customers and patients to look and feel their best. 

Our focus is on growing our two core business activities:

  • Pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing
  • Pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution

…while increasingly developing and internationalising our product brands.

AB Statistics 2012-13

We also have around 605* optical practices, of which around 190* operate on a franchise basis, and around 390* hearingcare practices. In addition, Galenica, an associate of the Group’s ultimate parent company, operates around 250 pharmacies and has a pharmaceutical wholesaling and distribution business in Switzerland.

* Figures are approximations as at 31 March 2013, and include associates and joint ventures other than Galenica (as it ceased to be an associate of the Group in May 2013, while continuing as an associate of the Group’s ultimate parent company). The year on year reduction in employee numbers, dispensing items and stores/pharmacies is primarily due to the change in status of Galenica.

** Countries where Boots products are available for purchase or there are Boots franchises (other than those countries where there are owned businesses, associates or joint ventures).