Established in 1849 by the Boots family, Boots is the UK’s No. 1 health and beauty retailer. The early success of Boots was due to its high quality products at affordable prices. Today, UK customers still trust Boots to offer excellent quality and value. Boots has been creating health and beauty brands for over 160 years, giving our customers more choice with leading brands such as No7 and Botanics. Today, we still believe in Jesse Boot’s philosophy of employing experts in our shops worldwide to provide the very best advice to our customers. Boots’ reputation is built on over 160 years of providing consistently high standards of customer service. It is very important that Boots’ customers all over the world can enjoy the same levels of personal customer service, a truly unique product range and a welcoming shopping environment, all at great value.
Our relationship with MH Alshaya
M.H. Alshaya Co. first introduced Boots in the Middle East in 2006 with the launch of the first Boots store in Kuwait. Nine years later, Alshaya operates 90 Boots stores across its markets as part of its portfolio of over 2,600 stores across a range of customer sectors: Fashion & Footwear, Health & Beauty, Food, Optics, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment.
Apart from Boots, Alshaya is a leading international franchise operator for over 70 of the world’s most recognised retail brands, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Victoria’s Secret, Pottery Barn and KidZania. Alshaya’s stores can be found in markets across the Middle East and North Africa, Russia, Turkey and Europe, and the company employs more than 40,000 people from over 110 nationalities.
M.H. Alshaya Co. is the retail business of the Alshaya Group, which was founded in Kuwait in 1890 and today represents one of the most dynamic companies in the Middle East. In addition to its retail operations, the Alshaya Group is active in a number of other sectors including real estate, automotive, hotels, trading and investments.
"Learn more about the company at www.alshaya.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alshaya."
Walgreens Boots Alliance
About Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.
The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.
Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 450,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has more than 21,000* retail stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 400* distribution centers delivering to more than 240,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 25* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.
The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory. More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com
* Figures as of August 31, 2020 using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen
** For 12 months ending August 31, 2020, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen
Vision and Purpose
Our Vision: Be the first choice for pharmacy, well-being and beauty - caring for people and communities around the world.
Our purpose: We help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.
Our values: Walgreens Boots Alliance takes seriously its aim of inspiring a healthier and happier world, as reflected in our core values:
- Trust - Respect, integrity and candor guide our actions to do the right thing.
- Care - Our people and customers inspire us to act with commitment and passion.
- Innovation - We cultivate an open and entrepreneurial mind-set in all that we do
- Partnership - We work collaboratively with each other and our partners to win together
- Dedication - We work with rigor, simplicity and agility to deliver exceptional results.