Founded by John Boot in 1849, Boots UK Limited is one of the largest pharmacy chains in the UK. The company’s roots can be traced back to the mid-19th century in Nottingham where John Boot established a small pharmaceutical store that sold herbal remedies to the local population. The company later diversified to conventional drugs research and manufacturing activities. By 1960s, Boots was already involved in the development of the mainstream drugs such as Ibuprofen painkiller. It currently operates as Alliance Boots after merging with Alliance UniChem Plc in 2006.
The company’s product portfolio is quite diverse ranging from pharmaceutical and health, beauty, fragrance, and mother and baby care products to toiletries, electrical, photography, gifts, and toys products. In the last few decades Boots has introduced several successful brands in the cosmetics, opticians, and botanics industries. The company's products are available in outlets worldwide.
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